Piracy, copyright and free speech are the key issues reflected in ‘Internet Heroes and Villians award nominations for this year’s ISPAs awards.
An unnamed footballer is suing Twitter after details of a super-injunction he obtained were published on the micro-blogging site.
Shares of China’s largest social networking firm Renren have lost almost all the gains made since its US stock market debut last week, trading down 8%. The drop follows lingering accounting concerns and fears of further regulation and censorship from China’s government.
The regulation of online content and businesses has proved a difficult challenge for all countries. Latest to change their approach is China, with the government this week announcing a new agency to oversee internet regulation in China. This comes as big Chinese firms float in the US and investors are looking for clearer guidance about … [Read more…]
A Twitter account naming super-injunction celebrities attracted over 34,000 followers in less than a day, sparking fears that the micro-blogging site could face pressure from the UK legal establishment.
If you could upgrade your phone right now without paying a penalty, would you go ahead and get that new iPhone or Android smartphone? If you answered yes, you wouldn’t be alone, in fact Retrevo recently discovered that a large number of U.S. phone owners say their phone is either currently out of date or … [Read more…]
Another announcement looms from domain name regulators at ICANN, and the cybersquatters are salivating. Let’s hope this time there’s some sense behind the approach and stronger self-regulation for what will follow. The prospect of potentially thousands more top-level domain names is far from something to celebrate given the way the process is managed.
Previously deemed one of the more ‘murky’ digital marketing disciplines, online lead generation (OLG) has matured considerably in recent years. Peter Gowrie-Smith, Founder & Managing Director, the Magnetise Group, offers a guide to getting the most out of generating sales leads on the web.
As part of a major shake-up in UK marketing regulation, UK firms will soon have to ensure content on their websites and social network pages comply with the same rules as their paid-for advertising. But how will this be policed? And with brand sites now carrying their own press releases and staff blogs, just what’s … [Read more…]