Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

TDSAT orders Sun to give channels to TataSky

March 20, 2007

19 March 2007:  NEW DELHI: In a significant pronouncement, the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal today passed an interim order directing Sun TV to stream its signals on an a la carte basis to TataSky, at 50 per cent of the cable charges.

This means that Sun would have to give TataSky the channels that the DTH operator wants, and the price Sun would get is at 50 per cent of the price for the same channels that it receives from the MSOs in the cable TV field.



Belgian Court Deals Copyright Blow to Google News

February 15, 2007

February 13, 2007: A court in Belgium ruled on Tuesday that the search giant must refrain from publishing copyrighted content on Google News without prior approval. The case, which has moved in stops and starts since last summer, may open an expensive can of worms for the company if content owners see the possibility of licensing content directly to Google.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Latest News about Google suffered a legal setback Tuesday as a Belgian court ruled that the search giant violated copyright law by publishing portions of a newspaper’s stories on Google News without prior authorization.

In a closely watched case that has moved in stops and starts since last summer, a higher court upheld an earlier ruling requiring Google to remove snippets of copyrighted news stories from the Google News version available in Belgium.

“The honeymoon period is over for Google when it comes to content owners,” search engine expert John Battelle told the E-Commerce Times. As it brings in billions a year in revenue, “every step it takes now is viewed in a different light by media companies.”


Your rights as an online journalist: what will 2007 bring?

January 10, 2007

Experts in the fields of speech freedom and copyright law offer their opinions on what will be in store for online journalists in the new year.