Broadband Breakfast Club Addresses Future of Over the Top Video, Centers on Transition from Linear to ‘On-Demand’ Viewing
July 22nd, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 — July’s Broadband Breakfast Club, “Over the Top: Broadband Video’s Impact on Future TV,” centered on the transition from video distribution on television to distribution directly over broadband connections. Eric Wolf, Vice President for Technology Strategy and Planning at the Public Broadcasting Service, presented a number of statistics that demonstrate that […]
China a Concern as Senate Judiciary Reviews IP Law Enforcement Efforts
Asia, Congress, Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Senate
June 23rd, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 – Federal law enforcement agencies testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday regarding the current state of federal intellectual property rights enforcement and the challenges to enforcing IP laws due to a complex relationship with China.
Witnesses from federal law enforcement agencies reported that the increasing complexity of prosecuting IP crimes due to their international and transnational nature has made cooperation and collaboration with foreign law enforcement agencies a high priority.
Wrapped In A French E-mail Copyright Infringement Notice ‘Scam’ May Be Another Scam Itself
Copyright, Europe, Intellectual Property, International
September 3rd, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2010 — A widely-circulated report about fake online copyright infringement e-mail notifications from French authorities demanding the payment of fines looks as if it is actually part of an underground misinformation campaign designed to sow confusion, says a US security researcher who looked into the issue for Broadbandbreakfast.com.
The “news” about the French phishing scam appears to have originated from an audience member’s question in a recent web chat at French financial newspaper site La Tribune with Eric Walter, the general secretary of the French online copyright enforcement agency HADOPI.
Irish ISP to Cut Off Illegal File Sharers
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Intellectual Property, International, Privacy
June 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – Eircom, one of Ireland’s biggest internet service providers, will cut off access to users who have been accused of illegal file-sharing.
Will Copyright Issues Interfere With the National Broadband Plan?
October 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 7, 2009 – A panel discussion last week about what can be done to protect copyrighted content over the Internet united discussions of intellectual property protection with the congressionally-mandated effort to create a national broadband plan.