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9th August, 2013 (5 Comments)

Hidden deep within the text of the government’s new Draft Deregulation Bill 2013, which proposes to abolish UK regulation that’s “no longer of practical use” or is a threat to the economy, can be found a small line that would finally repeal the controversial Digital Economy Act 2010’s powers for enforcing mandatory website blocking upon ISPs.

network and internet connections

30th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

The government has today published a new policy paper for its much delayed Communications Bill which, among other things, sets out new powers to help Ofcom regulate the internet, telecoms and media sectors. Everything from tackling online piracy to the national broadband rollout is covered.

internet piracy flag

23rd July, 2013 (12 Comments)

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have won yet another court case that will force all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing EZTV and Yify-Torrents, which were both found to be facilitating internet copyright infringement (piracy).

internet piracy flag

16th July, 2013 (6 Comments)

As expected the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has successfully won a court injunction that will force broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom to block their customers from being able to view the FirstRow website (FirstRowSports), which is often used to stream video of football and other TV sport matches.

internet law uk

10th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

France has scrapped its expensive and highly controversial anti-piracy Hadopi law, which threatened to disconnect internet users that continued to infringe copyright after warnings. But it has been replaced with a series of automatic fines. Could this also be the future of the UK’s much troubled Digital Economy Act (DEAct)?

internet piracy flag

24th June, 2013 (8 Comments)

The Premier League (Football) is to follow the tactics used by other Rights Holders (e.g. BPI and MPA) and intends to seek a court order that would force broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom to block their customers from being able to access the Sweden-based FirstRow1 website.

internet piracy flag

19th June, 2013 (8 Comments)

Some of the country’s broadband ISPs have told ISPreview.co.uk that Rights Holders are putting pressure on them to prevent their broadband customers from being able to access two extra website (EZTV and Yify-Torrents), which have both been accused of facilitating internet copyright infringement (piracy).

censorship uk internet

6th June, 2013 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, has called in major mobile operators, broadband ISPs and online content giants (BT, Sky, Facebook, Twitter etc.) to a special summit on 17th June 2013 where she intends to urge stricter censorship of internet websites and services that distribute “harmful material”.

illegal uk internet downloading

5th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that it now expects broadband ISPs to start issuing their first warning Notification Letters to customers, those whom are suspected of internet piracy, during “the latter half of 2015“. Over a year’s delay from the previous “early” 2014 target.

internet piracy flag

3rd June, 2013 (13 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) appears to have become the first major UK ISP to extend its court ordered censorship of specific websites that facilitate internet piracy (e.g. The Pirate Bay) to include a wide range of proxy servers, which allows users to bypass such blocks without needing to use a VPN or other solution.

illegal uk internet downloading

28th May, 2013 (3 Comments)

The government’s plan to discourage online copyright infringement in the UK by forcing broadband ISPs to issue warning Notification Letters to customers whom are suspected of engaging in internet piracy, a process that is due to get underway in H1-2014, could be less effective than hoped.

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20th May, 2013 (7 Comments)

Internet providers BT, Sky Broadband and Virgin Media have confirmed that their broadband customers will shortly find themselves unable to access the Download4All and Movie2k websites after a court order issued in late April 2013 forced both to be censored over copyright infringement (piracy). More ISPs are set to follow.

uk pirate music

15th May, 2013 (14 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) appears to be preparing for another run of court orders after music licensing firm PPL revealed a new list of 25 website domains, which are all accused of facilitating copyright infringement (internet piracy), that the UK music body would like broadband ISPs to block.

online censorship uk

22nd April, 2013 (0 Comments)

It took three weeks to get resolved but Sky Broadband UK (BSkyB) has now apologised to its customers after a seemingly legal website was mistakenly caught up in the ISPs censorship of the The Pirate Bay (internet piracy) website, which was blocked last year following a court order.

computer user

18th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

Can you commit copyright infringement (piracy) simply by viewing web-pages on a website? Five judges at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom have this week ruled to protect millions of innocent internet users from incurring unfair civil liability for merely coming upon a web-page that happens to contain copyright material.

virgin media uk

22nd March, 2013 (2 Comments)

BT, Virgin Media and other ISPs have officially started blocking their broadband customers from being able to access three websites – Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents – that were last month found by London’s High Court to be facilitating internet piracy (copyright infringement).

illegal uk internet downloading

7th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has today released a new study into online copyright infringement (internet piracy), which estimates that 16% of UK internet users aged 12+ have consumed at least one item of online content illegally between August-October 2012 and 5% “exclusively consumed illegal content“.

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