Information status: Research


VNU was the first UK-based company to issue draconian copyright-grab 'contracts' in 1995. Still to do: tabulate VNU's holdings in in seventeen more European countries, Canada, Puerto Rico, India and South Africa.

The information on this page is almost certainly incomplete, but investigating VNU is a research priority. You are very welcome to send additional information.

What does VNU do?

We're developing a full list of publications, radio and TV channels and websites directly run by VNU. Follow the link below to see those we've documented so far.

* VNU titles, channels, etc

VNU website

What does VNU have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* VNU corporate website

Who owns VNU?
What else does it have a stake in?

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2001_01 Rights-grab resistance roundup and contacts [Freelance]
2000_12 VNU alert! they're at it again [Freelance]
2000_06 VNU sees sense - in France [Freelance]
1999_07 VNU breaks wind - asks what freelances think [Freelance]
1995_01 Fierce contracts come thick and fast the historic headline at the start of the UK copyright battle [Freelance]

Information on this owner is maintained by who will be pleased to receive information about VNU but cannot guarantee to answer questions. Let us know if you have ownership information or can help support this research, or if you can correct the ownership of a title

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