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'White space' wireless technology set to support data services in 2015, says Ofcom

UPDATED: 'White space' wireless technology could be used to support mobile data services from as early as next year, Ofcom has said. 'White space' is the term used to refer to the gaps that exist between radio spectrum bands already in use. 10 Oct 2014

Academic behind copyright law changes warns that rights holders could lose even more control of content by taking test cases to court

Rights holders could lose even more control over their content if they take cases to court to test new copyright exceptions, the academic whose proposals prompted the new laws has exclusively told Out-Law.com.  07 Oct 2014

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Big data a growing factor in competition assessments, says expert as Facebook receives sign off for WhatsApp takeover

The access to and control of personal data that a business would have following a merger and the market power the merged business is to obtain as a result is likely to be subject to increased scrutiny by competition authorities, an expert has said. 03 Oct 2014

UK reforms enabling private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material come into force

Reforms to UK copyright rules that enable private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material to take place legally have come into force. 02 Oct 2014

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