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uk pirate music

24th October, 2014 (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).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

24th October, 2014 (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.

fibre_optic_green_cable_collection

24th October, 2014 (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to grant Code Powers to a fairly new company called Subtopia Ltd., which intends to roll-out “high-speed fibre optic and copper broadband services” for certain cities in the United Kingdom, starting with their home base of Birmingham (England).

cityscape uk

24th October, 2014 (3 Comments)

Do you ever use a MasterCard to make payments? If the answer is “Yes” then you might be pleased to know that this will now also entitle you to get free WiFi access at any of The Cloud’s (BSkyB) 22,000 hotspots in the United Kingdom, although for the moment this only appears to benefit those who travel in and around London.

Wireless network

24th October, 2014 (6 Comments)

Part of the Government’s Digital Jobcentres project appears to be nearing completion, which among other things means that job hunters across the United Kingdom will soon be able to get online in any of the 700 or so Jobcentre Plus offices by using a new free WiFi hotspot service.

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