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News Archive for January, 2010

  • Gowers Review: Second stage consultation on copyright exceptions

    In January 2008 the Intellectual Property Office launched the first stage of a two-part consultation about the Gowers recommendations on copyright exceptions, which were intended to improve access to and use of copyright works. It sought feedback on how the recommendations might operate and suggested a number of options. This second stage discusses the responses […]

  • YouTube developments

    YouTube has recently added a Shows section to its site which allows users in the UK to watch full-length television programmes free of charge.  Companies providing material include BBC Worldwide, Five, The Discovery Channel, Aardman Animation, ITN, Al-Jazeera and PBS. Currently the main provider is Channel 4, which is using YouTube to mirror its 4OD […]

  • Will Regional Television News Survive 2010?

    The prognosis is not good according to Steve Hewlett‘s short analysis (The Guardian 18/1/2010) of the options surrounding the Independently Financed News Consortiums. He argues that this solution, for provision of local news beyond the BBC, is already being undermined, even as the list of bidders eager to participate in the pilots is being published. […]

  • All prices from 1 January 2010 reflect the new VAT rate of 17.5%

    All BUFVC services and products which incur VAT have been adjusted as of 1 January 2010 to reflect the increase in the VAT rate from 15% to 17.5%. All pricing on the BUFVC site clearly states if it is inclusive of VAT, for any clarification please do not hesitate to contact us. The standard rate […]