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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aims to impose stiff new rules upon internet providers and their customers, will now come so late that it risks going “out of date before it’s even implemented“.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.

the pirate bay

31st May, 2012 (5 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) yesterday become the latest internet provider to block its UK customers from being able to access The Pirate Bay website, which follows an identical move by both Virgin Media and Orange UK. Several other operators, including O2, TalkTalk and BT, are expected to follow suit within the next couple of weeks.

internet piracy flag

16th May, 2012 (4 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that Ofcom is expected to publish its final Initial Obligations Code of Practice proposal for tackling internet copyright infringement (piracy) by customers of broadband providers in June 2012, which is a much delayed requirement of the controversial Digital Economy Act (DEAct).

virgin media mr t

9th May, 2012 (11 Comments)

The website of UK cable operator Virgin Media looks to have been targeted by the Anonymous activist group, which has launched a serious Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack against the provider. The move is believed to be in retaliation after the ISP responded to a court order (here) that required it to block broadband customers from accessing The Pirate Bay piracy site.

padlock

4th May, 2012 (7 Comments)

Media law group Wiggin has released its latest annual 2012 Digital Entertainment Survey, which conducted an online survey of 2,500 UK respondents (“representative of the national demographic“) and discovered how 53% agreed that the internet “requires more regulation” to prevent broadband ISP customers from “downloading unauthorised content“. But only a minority were found to engage in internet piracy.

uk pirate music

3rd May, 2012 (3 Comments)

A new study conducted by Sweden’s Lund University (Cybernorms.net) has revealed that 40% more 15 to 25-year-olds are now “hiding their activities online” than in 2009, such as by using services like Virtual Private Networking (VPN), and often as a means to avoid the increasing crackdown against internet piracy and unlawful file sharing.

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