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copyright alert uk internet piracy

18th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

At the start of 2017 several ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, began sending the first internet piracy warning emails (“subscriber alerts“) to those suspected of taking part in copyright infringement (here). Today even the government are still clueless as to its progress.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

30th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

Two broadband providers, BT and sibling EE, have today gone to the Supreme Court in London to appeal two key aspects of an earlier ruling, which forced major UK ISPs to start blocking websites that were found to sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

censored access internet

28th September, 2017 (11 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) has warned that the European Commission’s new plan for tackling “illegal” online content risks forcing internet providers to adopt aggressive filtering and monitoring technologies, which could end up removing legitimate content.

piracy uk illegal internet download

27th July, 2017 (11 Comments)

The English Premier League has won a new High Court Order in London this week that will require broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom to block servers that are hosting “illegal streams” of its football matches, specifically those involving the entire 2017/18 Premier League season.

video streaming player

4th July, 2017 (4 Comments)

A BBC commissioned ComRes interview of 1,000 adults who are regular viewers of Premier League Football has revealed that 47% have used their broadband connections to stream live matches from pirated sources (e.g. unofficially modified Kodi boxes or “illegal” steaming sites).

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

3rd July, 2017 (5 Comments)

Several enforcement groups for copyright holders have taken the unusual step of asking Google to remove links for the website blocking notification pages used by Virgin Media, BT and Sky Broadband, which inform visitors when websites have been blocked by a court order.

uk pirate music

25th April, 2017 (12 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov has suggested that around 4.9 million of the United Kingdom’s broadband connected adults use pirated TV streaming services via platforms such as “illegal Kodi boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets.”

piracy internet UK STOP sign

21st March, 2017 (6 Comments)

One of the major broadband ISPs involved in enforcing a court-ordered block of websites that facilitate Internet piracy (copyright infringement) has revealed that their filters are now preventing access to a total of 3,814 URLs (sites), although this figure doesn’t tell the whole story.

piracy uk illegal internet download

14th February, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Open Rights Group has warned that new measures in the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017 could provide ammunition to copyright trolls, which have made a business out of harassing broadband ISP subscribers with letters that demand payment for suspected Internet piracy.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

10th January, 2017 (22 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

30th November, 2016 (7 Comments)

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.

pirate internet piracy flag

1st November, 2016 (7 Comments)

The Motion Picture Association of Europe (MPA) has once again convinced the High Court to force all of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs to block access to 13 extra websites, which were all found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

internet law uk

24th September, 2016 (6 Comments)

The Managing Director of consultancy firm Hatton & Berkeley (H&B), Robert Croucher, which became notorious for hounding subscribers of UK ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband) with letters demanding payment for suspected Internet piracy, has been sent to jail in tears after assaulting a Taxi driver.

wireless wifi and lan computer network

15th September, 2016 (1 Comment)

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today ruled that operators of free (no password required) public WiFi hotspots cannot be held liable for copyright infringements (Internet piracy) committed by users on their networks, but there’s a password-attached catch.

banned from the internet cross

14th September, 2016 (2 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association, which represents ISPs from across the UK and EU, has warned that the European Commission’s new Digital Single Market proposals include “regressive” measures that could make ISPs more responsible for the activity of their users.

sky broadband uk

13th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

A few months ago Sky UK (Sky Broadband) won a WIPO domain name dispute against a website (Skysportslive.**) that was streaming their TV content without permission. But despite taking ownership Sky has not shut it down and the domain continues to offer links to pirated streams. Awkward.

internet law uk

6th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

Several big UK broadband ISPs, including BT, Sky Broadband, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, have lost an appeal against a 2014 ruling by the High Court, which extended court ordered website blocking to include sites that sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

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