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internet piracy flag

7th August, 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK government’s communications minister, Ed Vaizey MP, has told the Open Rights Group (ORG) that “public intermediaries” (e.g. libraries and education networks) will “not be bound” by Ofcom’s Initial Obligations Code, which requires broadband ISPs to clamp down upon P2P internet copyright infringement (piracy).

the pirate bay

24th July, 2012 (7 Comments)

Several of the UK’s largest six ISPs, including Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, have added more IP addresses to their controversial court ordered block of The Pirate Bay website. But the site, which was blocked for helping to facilitate internet piracy, has already responded by adding yet more addresses.

internet law uk

24th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

Consumer Focus has today confirmed that Golden Eye International, which holds copyrights for adult films and is linked to the UK’s Ben Dover brand, will shortly begin sending the first of 2,845 internet piracy claim letters to O2’s UK broadband customers. But this figure is much smaller than their original target.

illegal uk internet downloading

17th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

A huge coalition of eight leading educational organisations, including UK libraries and school groups, has launched a scathing attack on the government’s controversial Digital Economy Act (DEAct) and warned that it “risks limiting internet access” for students and teachers right across the country.

internet piracy flag

16th July, 2012 (3 Comments)

One of the country’s largest broadband ISPs has revealed that the recent censorship of The Pirate Bay website has had only a short-lived impact upon overall P2P file sharing traffic, with data volumes dipping 11% immediately after the ban before returning “pretty much back to where they were before“.

entanet uk

13th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet has warned that the UK government’s controversial anti-piracy Digital Economy Act (DEAct), which aims to impose stiff new rules upon internet providers and their customers, will now come so late that it risks going “out of date before it’s even implemented“.

internet politics

10th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

Significant chunks of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which threatened to make broadband ISPs more liable for the content they deliver but has since been dramatically rejected by the European Parliament (EP), have been found inside a leak of the new Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA). Here we go again?

uk pirate music

7th July, 2012 (6 Comments)

Music licensing firm PPL appears to have revealed a list of new websites, which are accused of file sharing (P2P) based copyright infringement (internet piracy), that the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) will shortly attempt to have blocked via major broadband ISPs in the UK.

european union flag

4th July, 2012 (3 Comments)

The European Parliament (EP) has officially voted to reject (478 in favour – 39 against – 165 abstentions) the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a treaty that threatened to toughen international copyright enforcement standards and make broadband ISPs more liable for the content they deliver; but will something similar replace it?

uk internet scam

2nd July, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has warned of a new email phishing attack that takes advantage of the governments Digital Economy Act (DEAct) by attempting to extort money from innocent internet users in the UK via FAKE notification letters, which allege to have detected copyright infringement (piracy) on the users broadband connection.

illegal uk internet downloading

26th June, 2012 (11 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today released its revised Initial Obligations Code proposal, which is designed to clampdown on “illegal” internet piracy (copyright infringement) by customers of the largest broadband ISPs. The code is seen as a vital part of the controversial and much delayed Digital Economy Act (DEAct).

the pirate bay

20th June, 2012 (22 Comments)

BT yesterday become the last of the big UK based broadband ISPs to block The Pirate Bay website following a court order, which has been preceded by identical moves from Sky Broadband, Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile), TalkTalk, O2, BE Broadband and Virgin Media. But what comes next?

uk pirate music

15th June, 2012 (4 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has criticised the UK music industry for forcing the country’s big broadband providers into blocking access to The Pirate Bay website, which is accused of facilitating unlawful P2P internet piracy, instead of updating their own “out of date” business models to address the real problems.

the pirate bay

11th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk has this week joined Sky Broadband, Orange UK (Everything Everywhere), O2 UK (BE Broadband) and Virgin Media in preventing their customers from being able to view The Pirate Bay website over internet copyright infringement (piracy) abuse. BT is expected to follow.

the pirate bay

7th June, 2012 (7 Comments)

As widely expected BE Broadband, which is the sibling fixed line network operator of O2 UK (Telefonica), has today confirmed the implementation of a “network-wide block” that aims to prevent its internet access customers from being able to view the The Pirate Bay (BitTorrent P2P / File Sharing) website.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

6th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) looks set to delay full publication of its controversial new Communications Bill green paper, which aims to update and expand Ofcom’s ability to regulate the broadband, telecoms and media sectors, until after the London 2012 Olympic Games and Parliament’s summer recess.

internet piracy flag

1st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

London’s High Court yesterday helped Golden Eye International, a firm that holds numerous film copyrights and is linked to the UK’s Ben Dover porn brand, to finalise the format of its controversial P2P internet piracy settlement letters. Thousands of O2’s broadband ISP customers (those accused of copyright infringement) can now expect to receive the letters, albeit not without some crucial limitations.

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