Things got a little tight chez Elop last year: Reuters reports that a U.S. regulatory filing showed that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop suffered a 45 percent cut in his pay package in 2012, down from €7.94 million (US$10.39 million) to a measly €4.33 million ($5.63 million). Time to downgrade from that fancy Lumia 920 and start thinking about camping holidays? (See Euronews: Nokia Full-Year Operating Loss Widens.)
An EU probe into possible collusion between five of the biggest European operators has been closed, reports Bloomberg. Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telecom Italia SpA, France Telecom and Vodafone Group plc stood accused of using standards-setting processes to gain an unfair advantage over their rivals, but they have now agreed to transfer responsibility for standards-setting to independent trade groups.
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that TV Catchup, a streaming website based in the U.K. that retransmits free-to-air content from the likes of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 without their permission, is breaking copyright law, reports the Financial Times (subscription required). TV Catchup claims to have 12 million registered users in the U.K. , but maybe not for much longer.