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bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

29th July, 2015 - 4:58 pm (1 Comment)

Last year the Court of Appeal ruled that BT’s Next Generation Access (NGA) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / BTInfinity) superfast broadband technology had infringed upon parts of two patents owned by California-based ISP ASSIA, which related to the field of Dynamic Spectrum Management.

piracy_internet_uk_stop_sign

22nd July, 2015 - 12:54 pm (6 Comments)

The Government has today published its fifth wave study into the extent of online copyright infringement by broadband ISP and mobile data consumers, which estimates that 18% of UK Internet users aged 12+ (7.8 million people) had consumed at least one item of “illegal” online content and 6% “exclusively consumed illegal content“.

internet privacy uk

17th July, 2015 - 10:15 am (1 Comment)

The Government’s plan to introduce tougher Internet snooping laws has suffered a setback after the High Court ruled that key parts of the temporary Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which is due to be replaced by the end of 2016 with a more controversial and extensive law, are unlawful.

illegal uk internet downloading

15th July, 2015 - 12:16 pm (4 Comments)

The Government is nearly ready to join with Rights Holders and four of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to kick off a major “multi-media education campaign“, which will encourage Internet users to “do the right thing” and use legal services instead of piracy. Warning letters (email alerts) will also be sent to some broadband subscribers.

pirate internet piracy flag

13th July, 2015 - 11:25 am (12 Comments)

As predicted some users of Sky Broadband, specifically those who are accused of sharing unlawful copies of the movie The Company You Keep (TCYK) over public BitTorrent file sharing (P2P) networks, are beginning to receive letters from a copyright firm (TCYK LLP) that demand compensation.

broken_tv_sport

9th July, 2015 - 5:05 pm (17 Comments)

The CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, John Petter, has today hit back at Sky (Sky Broadband) for calling on Ofcom to launch a competition review of the operators BTOpenreach division. BT has now similarly demanded that the regulator include Pay TV into its Digital Communications Review and tackle Sky’s “dominance“.

wireless_rural_broadband_field_mast

19th June, 2015 - 10:49 am (0 Comments)

Efforts by the Government to force UK mobile operators into offering universal coverage have been dealt a blow after the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that such a legally binding Universal Service Obligation (USO) cannot, under current EU rules, be forced upon providers.

new_build_appartments

15th June, 2015 - 8:03 am (10 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council in England has called on the UK Government to give district councils “clear legal powers” so they can insist, as part of the planning process, that superfast broadband speeds (24Mbps+) are made available to both new build homes and even retrofitted into existing developments.

wifi_powered_spy_camera

8th June, 2015 - 8:15 am (0 Comments)

Researchers working at the University of Washington appear to have become the first to harvest power using signals from home WiFi devices operating in the 2.4GHz radio spectrum band (note: an Asus RT-AC68U router was used for the demo), which allowed them to power several devices including a tiny camera.

internet law uk

5th June, 2015 - 10:32 am (0 Comments)

The High Court in London will today hear the opening arguments of a Judicial Review that has been launched against the controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which among other things governs how much information the security services can collect from UK Internet and phone providers.

banned_from_the_internet_cross

5th June, 2015 - 9:23 am (3 Comments)

A new research paper from a three man team, which was based out of Carnegie Mellon University and Wellesley College in the USA, has found that forcing broadband ISPs to block individual piracy websites (e.g. The Pirate Bay) had little impact. But blocking a mass of 19 websites in one go did appear to drive UK Internet users towards legal alternatives.

pirate internet piracy flag

1st June, 2015 - 7:57 am (5 Comments)

The Premier League and FA have succeeded in having the UK High Court force all of the markets largest broadband ISPs (e.g. BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and EE) into imposing blocks against three additional sports streaming websites that are known to infringe copyright (Rojadirecta, LiveTV and Drakulastream).

internet privacy and security uk isp

29th May, 2015 - 11:07 am (7 Comments)

The United Nations special rapporteur for protecting and promoting freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has published a new report that warns the United Kingdom and other countries against adopting measures into law that would add a backdoor for Internet encryption, which it said risked “weakening everyone’s online security“.

censorship internet button

27th May, 2015 - 12:52 pm (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s five largest broadband ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and EE, have been ordered by the High Court to expand their mandatory website blocking (censorship) measures to include seven websites that facilitate the distribution of pirated eBooks (copyright infringement).

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