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IPR


April 30, 2010  8:42 AM

The Digital Economy (emergency) Act?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
copyright, IMF, IPR

Last night, at the Convergence Conversation (Digital Economy Bill, Swan or Albatross) there was surprisingly unanimity across Telcos, ISPs and even Content producers that the agreement of the LibDems and...

July 25, 2008  10:36 AM

IPR Wars – will recession concentrate the mind?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BERR, copyright, Gowers, hollywood, IPR, Piracy

Depending on who you talk to, the government-brokered "memorandum of understanding" between the record and film industries and six leading ISPs, (under which the latter will write to those whose systems are supposedly used to exchange "illegally copied" material),...


February 23, 2008  7:06 AM

IPR Wars: fighters scrambled – is the truce over?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
copyright, Digital media, IPR

"Whitehall gives ISPs piracy deadline" was the Financial Times summary headline for the UK Government's attempt to move the creative industries "from the margins to the mainstream of economic and policy thinking"


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