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Tories want to castrate the BBC

Tory MPs, along with Rupurt Murdoch, want to castrate — or destroy entirely — the BBC’s news website. Here’s John Redwood: First, the magazine industry lobbied MPs hard about the way the BBC moved into their business, using its own … Continue reading

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Tim Berners-Lee to open up government data

The Prime Minister wants Tim Berners-Lee to open up government data: Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC that the job he has been given by Gordon Brown is an important one that goes beyond party politics. The Prime Minister … Continue reading

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A broadband tax for the UK?

Further to my previous post suggesting that the UK isn’t going to institute a “3 strikes” law, there is speculation that the government might instead introduce a broadband tax, where ISPs’ customers will pay and the money going to the … Continue reading

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The BBC versus Rupert Murdoch

Sunny Hundal makes an important point about media ownership: French newspapers have been barely profitable. The main reason to buy them is to exert influence, as Serge Dassault frankly admitted when he bought Le Figaro, wanting a paper to express … Continue reading

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