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EU plan to ban geoblocking will lead to dull content, warn film-makers

Allowing streaming between borders will result in films ‘aiming for lowest common denominator of human experience’Prominent filmmakers have warned against a move that could make European public broadcasters’ streaming offerings accessible from anywhere within the EU, predicting that it would unravel the industry’s business model and lead to “dull films...

Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:10
Beyoncé and Neil Young song fund Hipgnosis sells 20,000 songs for £18m

London-listed music investor sells ‘non-core’ song rights at a discount to raise cash as it battles debt pileHipgnosis Songs Fund, which owns the streaming rights to artists ranging from Beyoncé to Neil Young, has sold a chunk of its song rights at a steep discount to raise cash.The fund said on Monday that it had sold 20,000 unspecified “non-core”...

Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:50
Donald Tusk set to become Poland’s prime minister after vote of confidence – Europe live

Parliament will vote on Tusk’s government on Tuesday and he could take office by WednesdayMonday, Monday“I don’t like Mondays, but I waited eight years for this one,” said Robert Biedroń, a politician from Poland’s New Left.Poland is our common home. Today it needs unity of all political forces. I believe it’s possible. Continue reading...

Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:40
Brittany Higgins’ parents tell court ‘vivacious’ daughter became ‘withdrawn’ after alleged rape

Kelly Higgins has told the Bruce Lehrmann defamation case that hearing about the alleged assault was a ‘mother’s worst nightmare’. Lehrmann has always denied the allegationBrittany Higgins’ parents have given emotional testimony at the Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial about how their “vivacious” daughter dramatically changed and became “withdrawn” and...

Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:40
Russia-Ukraine war live: four injured in Russian attack on Kyiv; Zelenskiy to arrive in Washington

Eight missiles destroyed over Ukrainian capital, air force says; Ukrainian president attempts to break aid deadlock in US SenateRussia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 656Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has said that it had cracked a network of Ukrainian agents in Crimea who were involved in attempts to assassinate pro-Russian figures,...

Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:21
Weather tracker: temperatures hit 43.5C in Australia as 2023 on track to be hottest year

Heat in Australia is 15C above December average and comes as Cop28 nears endParts of south-east Australia have been experiencing extreme heat over recent days. Temperatures hit 43.5C at Sydney airport on Saturday. This was the highest temperature recorded at this station since records began in 1929, and is about 15C above the December average. Authorities...

Mon Dec 11, 2023 09:52

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