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UPC settles copyright dispute

CABLE TV operator UPC Slovakia has settled a three-year copyright dispute with the Slovak Copyright Association (SOZA).

According to UPC spokesperson Stanislav Saling, the agreement defines copyright fees owed by the broadcaster from 2000, when the dispute started, to 2006, and governs relations and terms of cooperation between the company and SOZA.

In March, UPC had been threatened with the withdrawal of its license by the Council for Broadcast and Retransmission (RVR) if it could not reach agreement with SOZA.

Slovak law requires broadcasters to sign contracts with organisations protecting copyrights.

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

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Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

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Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

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Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak