EU backs cross-border access to online content

The EU has proposed new copyright rules that will allow European residents to travel with the digital content they have purchased or subscribed to at home. The proposed regulation would permit “cross-border portability of online content services”, in a move that would stamp out geo-blocking of online content across EU countries. “We want to ensure […]

EU to enable cross-border portability of content, says Ansip

The EU will unveil plans to overahaul copyright rules and facilitate “cross-border portability of online content” according to digital single market commissioner Andrus Ansip. Delivering a speech yesterday at the University of Strasbourg, Ansip said, “Put simply, this means allowing people who subscribe to online content services in one EU country – for books, music, […]

TVCatchup ordered to drop channels in copyright case

UK internet TV firm TVCatchup has been ordered to stop streaming channels from broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 after being found guilty of copyright infringement.  In a high court ruling, issued last week, Catchup TV was found to have infringed broadcast copyrights by streaming 21 digital channels owned by ITV, Channel 4 and […]