Tag Archives: BBC

Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive

Access to the Internet Archive is being barred within India (9 August 2017) The move appears to be the result of two Bollywood production companies attempting to stop pirated copies of their films being viewed online within the country. A government agency emailed the BBC copies of the court orders involved. They list 2,650 websites […]


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National Palace Museum makes exhibit images free to download

An imperial palace museum in Taiwan has made thousands of images of its artwork and artefacts available to download online, it’s reported. (13 July 2017) According to popular news website The Paper, Taipei’s National Palace Museum has placed 70,000 high-quality electronic images in a free-to-download archive so that online users can enjoy its exhibitions. It […]


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UK libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close

(29 March 2016) Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Over the same period, some 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries have closed, leading to fears over the future of the profession. Children’s author Alan […]


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More than 100 libraries in UK shut in 2014-15

(9 December 2015, London, BBC) The number of libraries in the UK fell by 2.6% in the last year, from 4,023 to 3,917, according to a new survey. The figures were released by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) following its annual survey of libraries in Great Britain. Wales saw the biggest […]


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The scientists encouraging online piracy with a secret codeword

(21 October 2015) What if you’re a scientist looking for the latest published research on a particular subject, but you can’t afford to pay for it? The BBC says that In many countries, it’s against the law to download copyrighted material without paying for it – whether it’s a music track, a movie, or an […]


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US regulators demand clamp down on Apple eBook contracts

(2 August 2013) The BBC reports that U.S. regulators have called for Apple to be forced to cancel certain eBook contracts with major publishers. They added Apple should be hit with a five-year ban on entering distribution contracts deemed anti-competitive. Read the story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23545157


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