A European Commission proposal to cap roaming charges for international mobile phone calls gained momentum Thursday when the European Parliament’s Industry Committee voted in favor of the measure.
True to its word, Virgin Media has decided to take British Sky Broadcasting to the U.K. High Court as the dispute over the price of certain channels between the top British media conglomerates continues to rage.
A former telecom executive who bilked investors out of $15 million has been found guilty by a district court in New Jersey.
Echostar Communications Corp. has been hit with a lawsuit accusing the satellite television service of infringing a patent covering a system which permits multiple viewers to view satellite broadcasting through a single antenna.
An Australian patent-holding company on Monday sued a group of cellular phone giants for allegedly stealing digital technology invented more than a decade ago by three Australian scientists.
Cable operator Charter Communications has targeted law firm Irell & Manella in a $150 million malpractice suit for allegedly making a number of “critical errors” in wrapping up a 1999 cable TV acquisition.
About 40 years ago, Marybeth Peters took a job at the U.S. Library of Congress, and inadvertently discovered a passion for copyright law. Now, as the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, she shapes contentious decisions on the rights of artists, broadcasters, salesmen and consumers.
An examiner of bankrupt Granite Broadcasting Corp. has found that company founder and CEO W. Don Cornwell and the company’s board may be susceptible to claims of breaching their fiduciary duty.
A federal judge has dashed the hopes of Adelphia Communications Corp.’s bondholders, who had been seeking to challenge the cable provider’s reorganization plan in order to score an additional $250 million payout.
Allowing Sirius and XM satellite radio providers to unite would give rise to an 800-pound media gorilla capable of stifling potential competition, give consumers and content providers far less choice and set a number of bad precedents, a research group has said.
Cell phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. filed two new patent infringement suits against Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia Corp. in separate U.S. federal courts on Monday, claiming Nokia’s GSM/GPRS/EDGE phones infringe five of Qualcomm’s patents.
A federal judge gave final approval on Thursday to consent decrees negotiated by the U.S. Department of Justice over two major 2005 telecom mergers, agreeing that both settlements were in the public interest.
The European Commission has reportedly received a letter from Germany’s government that takes issues with the Commission’s interpretation of German legislation as allowing Deutsche Telekom AG to defy E.U. regulations directing dominant telecom companies to open up their networks to competition.
A merger between the only two satellite radio providers in the U.S. would constitute a monopoly under the most reasonable market definition, according to a study released Thursday.
InterDigital Communications Corp. filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in a federal court in Delaware on Friday against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for allegedly infringing three patents for 3G cellular phone handsets.
A music industry association sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday for being out of tune with copyright law by allegedly letting users reproduce and distribute copyrighted music without paying royalties.
In a blow to Cablevision System Corp., a federal judge on Thursday barred the cable company from launching a digital video recorder that would allow users to record and store programming on the company’s network instead of their cable boxes.
A merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings would provide a wider menu of programming choices at lower prices, Sirius said Tuesday in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Despite dropping patent claims against each other in district court, Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. continue to wage their battle in front of the International Trade Commission, with Broadcom urging a government panel to bar imports of cell phones with Qualcomm chips that infringe on its patents.
In response to motions filed by online music broadcasters and programmers, the Library of Congress Copyright Royalty Board has agreed to rehear certain parts of its decision to raise royalty rates.