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28th November, 2014 - 8:07 am (44 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 - 1:49 pm (1 Comment)

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.


11th September, 2014 - 8:13 am (21 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator GiffGaff look set to be disappointed when it removes the “Unlimited Internet” component from two of their top interchangeable monthly SIM-only (goodybags) plans. The allowance will, effective from 24th September 2014, instead be replaced by a capped quota of just a few GigaBytes and a new Traffic Management change will drop some speeds to just 300Kbps (0.3Mbps).

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18th August, 2014 - 8:19 am (12 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk Business has allegedly taken the seemingly unusual decision to forward a USA sourced copyright infringement notice from Warner Bros., which concerns a suspected attempt to share the recent Godzilla movie over P2P (BitTorrent), to a customer via its sibling ISP Opal Solution.

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19th May, 2014 - 2:06 pm (2 Comments)

The Regulatory Manager for UK ISP Zen Internet, Gary Hough, has criticised the Government’s efforts to introduce a new Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP) of Internet piracy warning letters. Zen noted the distinct lack of engagement with the wider ISP industry and said that they currently had no intention of signing up to such a scheme.

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7th May, 2014 - 11:10 am (12 Comments)

The shadow of “speculative invoicing” could soon return to our shores after the US-based copyright enforcement agency RightsCorp, which monitors public P2P File Sharing traffic for “illegal” activity before pursuing related broadband ISP customers with financial settlement demands, confirmed that that they are “investigating a launch in Europe” and had received a “great reception” from interested groups in the United Kingdom.


24th March, 2014 - 8:09 am (12 Comments)

The annual Digital Music Report 2014 from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has claimed that the website blocking measures implemented by ISPs have become a “widely-accepted and effective way of curbing piracy online“, especially in Europe and the UK where BitTorrent (P2P) file sharing traffic is said to have fallen.


13th November, 2013 - 2:51 pm (9 Comments)

The EMEA division of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) has successfully won fresh court orders from the High Court in London that will require all of the United Kingdom’s six biggest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing the SolarMovie and Tubeplus websites over “illegal” Internet streaming content.


29th October, 2013 - 11:04 am (31 Comments)

A leaked report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has revealed a raft of new Internet piracy facilitating websites that are to be blocked by six of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs, most of which could be censored as early as tomorrow (30th October 2013).

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10th September, 2013 - 12:56 pm (0 Comments)

A new research paper has warned that the UK’s controversial anti-piracy tackling Digital Economy Act (DEAct), which aims to slash Internet piracy by adopting a “three-strikes” style graduated response system of warning letters and punishment for repeat offenders (e.g. suspension of your broadband service), will not succeed in reducing copyright infringement.

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10th August, 2013 - 8:33 am (11 Comments)

Some Sky Broadband users were this week left frustrated after the ISP began sporadically blocking TorrentFreak, a well-recognised news source for the BitTorrent and P2P community. But the cause appears to have been a deliberate manipulation by one of the websites that Sky is required to block, which has highlighted the danger of overblocking.

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10th July, 2013 - 8:36 am (2 Comments)

France has scrapped its expensive and highly controversial anti-piracy Hadopi law, which threatened to disconnect internet users that continued to infringe copyright after warnings. But it has been replaced with a series of automatic fines. Could this also be the future of the UK’s much troubled Digital Economy Act (DEAct)?

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3rd June, 2013 - 2:59 pm (13 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) appears to have become the first major UK ISP to extend its court ordered censorship of specific websites that facilitate internet piracy (e.g. The Pirate Bay) to include a wide range of proxy servers, which allows users to bypass such blocks without needing to use a VPN or other solution.

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28th May, 2013 - 1:47 pm (3 Comments)

The government’s plan to discourage online copyright infringement in the UK by forcing broadband ISPs to issue warning Notification Letters to customers whom are suspected of engaging in internet piracy, a process that is due to get underway in H1-2014, could be less effective than hoped.

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