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9th March, 2012 (6 Comments)

Despite the repeated failure of similar schemes, Golden Eye International, a dubious firm that claims to hold numerous film copyrights and is linked with the UK’s Ben Dover porn brand, has today gone to court in an attempt to extract the customer details for around 9,000 internet connections (IP addresses) from ISP O2 UK (Telefonica). If it wins then thousands of users, specifically those whom it accuses of “illegal” online piracy, could expect to receive threat letters (“speculative invoicing“) that demand payments of £700 to settle the offence.

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6th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISPs BT and the TalkTalk Group have officially lost a second appeal against their demands for a Judicial Review (JR) of the controversial 2010 Digital Economy Act (DEA). The UK providers had claimed that significant chunks of the act, which seeks to identify, warn (letters) and possibly even disconnect (“suspend“) those suspected of “illegal” internet piracy (copyright infringement) from their ISP, were incompatible with EU law.

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28th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman MP (Labour Party), has demanded that the UK government establish a “clear timetable” for implementation of its highly controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA), which aims to reduce internet copyright infringement (piracy) by imposing a series of costly new measures upon broadband ISPs and their customers (e.g. warning letters, service restrictions, disconnection etc.).

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