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25th April, 2015 - 7:49 am (1 Comment)

An unknown number of websites who use the popular CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN) are finding that UK customers of Sky Broadband cannot view their content because one or more of the IP addresses that Sky blocks as part of their court ordered anti-piracy censorship tool includes an IP that’s shared with the CDN.

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16th April, 2015 - 12:58 pm (6 Comments)

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has published its annual Digital Music Report 2015, which slams online content platforms like YouTube for not sharing enough of their revenues and claims that 20% of fixed-line Internet users regularly access services that offer pirated music.

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31st March, 2015 - 5:46 pm (3 Comments)

The former Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley MP, has published a new paper that calls for a dramatic change to the current EU Safe Harbour provisions (this removes ISPs, in certain circumstances, from liability for the illegal activity of their customers), which would weaken some of its protections and force ISPs to act more like an Internet police force.

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25th March, 2015 - 3:04 pm (10 Comments)

The High Court in London has once again used Section 97A of the United Kingdom’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) to force major broadband ISPs into blocking their customers from being able to access 17 predominantly MP3 download sites, which were found to be facilitating Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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20th March, 2015 - 11:01 am (5 Comments)

Michael Coyle of London-based law firm Lawdit Solicitors, which has a lot of experience defending broadband users in the United Kingdom against copyright trolls, has offered to help support those who receive bullying “speculative invoice” letters from Rights Holders that demand money in order to settle alleged Internet piracy abuses.

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11th March, 2015 - 2:18 pm (9 Comments)

The practice of using the courts to force broadband ISPs into blocking websites that facilitate copyright infringement (piracy), which in recent years has appeared to descend into an endless game of Whack a Mole, has been expanded to include sites that merely link to a list of proxy servers for piracy sites.

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10th March, 2015 - 12:12 pm (6 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband, specifically those who are alleged to have last year shared unlawful copies of the movie ‘The Company You Keep‘ (TCYK) over public BitTorrent file sharing (P2P) networks, could soon be hit by letters demanding compensation from copyright lawyers.

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2nd January, 2015 - 1:34 am (12 Comments)

The past year has been all about technology and deployment, with the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme dominating via its efforts to push BT’s 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) service out to even more areas, but a lot more than that has happened. ISPreview.co.uk highlights some the key Internet technology, policy and anti-piracy developments of 2014 and predicts what might occur in 2015.

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28th November, 2014 - 8:07 am (45 Comments)

Section 97A of the United Kingdom’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) has come in handy again after Rights Holders won one of their most significant victories to date, securing a court order that forces all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block 53 websites that were found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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24th October, 2014 - 4:33 pm (9 Comments)

As expected several major record labels and trade bodies, including the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Sony Music and Universal Music etc., have successfully won multiple court orders that will force all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing 21 P2P Torrent (BitTorrent) indexes, which were found to be facilitating Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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24th October, 2014 - 1:49 pm (2 Comments)

The threat of “speculative invoicing” appears to have re-emerged in the United Kingdom after a long running, but not widely reported, battle between Virgin Media and London law firm Wagner & Co resulted in the UK cable operator being forced to release the details of 800 customers whom are alleged to have shared “illegal” copyright content online.

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22nd October, 2014 - 2:02 pm (6 Comments)

How much does it cost to block a website via court order in the United Kingdom? According to the solicitor acting for Richemont, Simon Baggs of Wiggin LLP, the cost of forcing ISPs to block a website via the court process is roughly £14,000 per site. But that’s not the only cost involved and consumers could ultimately end up paying the price.

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17th October, 2014 - 3:15 pm (7 Comments)

The High Court of Justice in London has today ruled on a case that concerned the abuse of commercial Trade Marks. Crucially the outcome means that several of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs (BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, EE and TalkTalk) can now also be forced to block websites that abuse company trademarks / logos, such as by dealing in counterfeit goods.

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26th September, 2014 - 11:38 am (5 Comments)

Broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom could soon be forced to block websites that abuse commercial Trade Marks, assuming the owner of luxury brands including Cartier and Mont Blanc (Compagnie Financière Richemont SA) gets their way in a new court case, which Internet providers and the Open Rights Groups (ORG) are fighting.

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