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  • NEW YORK, June 16- Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory for internet service providers, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also held...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory for internet service providers, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also held...

  • *FCC's net neutrality rules put in place last year. *FCC head hails a "victory for consumers and innovators". In siding with the FCC, the court treated the internet like a public utility and opened the door to further government internet regulations.

  • In siding with the FCC, the court treated the internet like a public utility and opened the door to further government internet regulations. Opponents of the regulations said the FCC exceeded its authority and condemned the ruling as an endorsement of investment-chilling public-utility regulation. But Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality rules, a big boost to the Obama administration and a blow to internet service providers in a ruling that could determine how consumers access content on the Internet. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. House of Representatives voted down on Monday a measure that would have compelled cell phone carriers to disclose a phone's location with law enforcement in the event of an emergency, amid a last-minute lobbying effort from privacy advocates opposed to it. The bill is named after a deceased 18- year-old Kansas woman who disappeared...

  • May 18- Netflix Inc said on Wednesday that it had launched a website to check the speed of a mobile or broadband internet connection. "We all want a faster, better internet, yet internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your Internet service provider," David Fullagar, vice president of content delivery...

  • TORONTO, May 2- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks, offsetting a jump in the shares of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc on news of the company's acquisition by BCE Inc.. The most influential movers on the index included Suncor Energy Inc, which fell 2.4 percent to C $35.94, and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, which...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to expand a telephone subsidy for low-income Americans to include Internet access, after a deal to cap the cost of the plan collapsed. The commission voted 3-2 to approve a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, unveiled earlier this month, to expand the $9.25 monthly...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may approve a $2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and Internet services though last minute discussions could derail the deal, two sources briefed on the talks said. At least three of the five commissioners had agreed to the deal early on Thursday,...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a $2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and internet services, two sources briefed on the talks said. The FCC delayed the start of its meeting by 90 minutes as talks continued over a proposal unveiled earlier this month to...

  • *Turkey to see 4 G roll out on April 1. ISTANBUL, March 22- As Turkey prepares for the launch of high-speed 4 G cellphone services next month a row is brewing over rivals wanting cheaper access to partly state-owned Turk Telekom's fiber optic network, saying that otherwise they cannot compete in a market where fixed-line and mobile services are set to converge.

  • Since last year, the FCC has been considering revamping the $1.5 billion annual program, called Lifeline, which has helped lower income Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed Internet, or both.

  • What are the prospects for Europe's telecoms?

    Simon Weeden, managing director and head of European telecoms research at Citi, discusses the challenges and business plan of Telecom Italia.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10- Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologized on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company's free Internet service. India introduced rules on Monday preventing Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10- Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologized on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company's free Internet service. India introduced rules on Monday preventing Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for...

  • *India ruled Monday against differential data pricing. *Regulators in other Free Basics markets may follow India. "Not only because India was expected to be such a critical piece of the overall Internet.org success story, but more so because it has potential dangerous knock-on effects for the universal access initiative in other markets."

  • *India ruled Monday against differential data pricing. *Regulators in other Free Basics markets may follow India. "Not only because India was expected to be such a critical piece of the overall Internet.org success story, but more so because it has potential dangerous knock-on effects for the universal access initiative in other markets."

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 8- India introduced new rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses. On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, which had suspended the free...

  • Chang Xiaobing.

    The chairman of China Telecom is being investigated for alleged disciplinary violation, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said.