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Google and Facebook confirmed they plan to block access to Canadian news when Bill C-18 comes into force in Canada in 2024

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Google and Facebook have confirmed that they plan to withdraw access to Canadian news to their users in Canada as a protest against the Online News Act (Bill C-18), which introduced a remunerations for news content to be paid by big tech platforms to news producers.

Bill C-18 was passed into law early June and will come into force at the start of 2024. Both Alphabet-owned Google and Meta Platforms-owned Facebook said they will remove links to Canadian news from search results and other produ...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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British House of Commons’ Culture, Media and Sport Committee reflects on its achievements during the past legislature

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As the country prepares for general elections on July 4, the Chair of the Committee on Culture, Media and Sports, Caroline Dinenage, outlined in a public statement some key achievements of the Committee and work that could be taken forward in the new Parliament.

"Over the last five years, our Committee has been at the forefront of standing up for our world class creative industries, supporting strong, independent media and working to ensure that our sporting heritage is protected for generat...

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Spanish police takes action against IPTV service TVMucho/Teeveeing

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Global anti-piracy coalition, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), has welcomed the action taken by the Spanish National Police against the large-scale illegal IPTV service TVMucho, also known as Teeveeing.

ACE said the Spanish initiative was "the first criminal action in Spain against an operation of this size and scope." Following a criminal referral from ACE in January 2023, Spanish authorities raided on April 22 the operators’ facilities, disrupting access to the IPTV ser...

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CISAC delegation meets with Korea Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In Chon

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A delegation from the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has met with Korea’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In Chon (pictured, fifth from left) prior to the organisation's Annual General Assembly held in Seoul May 30.

Minister Yu In Chon pledged further commitment to protecting creators’ rights. “Our utmost goal is to protect our creators around the world and we are reviewing our rules and regulations in pursuit of that goal," said Minister...

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