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19th February, 2013 (8 Comments)

As anticipated the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents much of the UK music industry, will today ask the High Court to force six of the country’s biggest broadband ISPs into blocking a further three websites that are accused of facilitating internet piracy (copyright infringement).

uk pirate music

7th February, 2013 (3 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry, which represents the United Kingdom’s music industry and recently reported “strong growth” from digital music sales in 2012, has claimed that 345m tracks were downloaded “illegally” over P2P (BitTorrent) during H1-2012 (compared with 239m legal tracks) and around 7m individuals use at least one service “where content is hosted illegally” every month.

illegal uk internet downloading

7th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s economics and finance ministry, HM Treasury, has quietly withdrawn vital secondary legislation that sets out how the costs of its controversial measures to tackle internet piracy by customers of broadband ISPs would be shared. The move could result in further delays for the Digital Economy Act (DEAct).

money gbp

2nd February, 2013 (6 Comments)

Customers of ISP O2 UK (BE Broadband) have this week begun to receive the first 250 of just under 1,000 initial internet piracy threat letters from Golden Eye International (GEIL), which targets internet users whom are suspected of having “illegally” shared (P2P) copyright content that belongs to the Ben Dover porn brand.

illegal uk internet downloading

2nd February, 2013 (3 Comments)

One of the most controversial parts of the UK Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEAct), a “technical measure” that could eventually see prolific internet pirates being disconnected (“account suspension”) from their broadband ISP, might be dropped in favour of a set financial penalty (e.g. £100+ fine).

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

24th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

The UK governments much delayed Communications Bill, which seeks to update and expand upon Ofcom’s ability to regulate the internet, telecoms, media sectors and could also introduce new online censorship measures (e.g. enforced parental controls and piracy website blocking), is now expected to publish its first White Paper “later this year“.

uk pirate music

2nd January, 2013 (7 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which claims to represent the United Kingdom’s music industry, has once again reported “strong growth” from digital music sales during 2012 (e.g. digital album sales were up 14.8% to 30.5m) and that’s despite the perceived threat from internet piracy by broadband ISP consumers.

internet piracy flag

28th December, 2012 (6 Comments)

Golden Eye International (GEIL), the firm which holds numerous copyrights for UK adult films (Ben Dover) and has recently been targeting O2’s broadband ISP customers with internet piracy settlement letters, has confirmed that it plans to use a recent court win to expand its scheme by tackling copyright infringement on behalf of USA based rights holders.

internet piracy flag

21st December, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has today failed in its Court of Appeal bid to block Golden Eye International (GEIL), a firm that holds numerous copyrights for adult films (e.g. Ben Dover), from potentially sending thousands more internet piracy settlement letters to customers of UK ISP O2 (BE Broadband).

the pirate bay

19th December, 2012 (3 Comments)

The minor political Pirate Party has agreed to shut down an internet proxy service that allowed access to the banned Pirate Bay (TPB) website via its servers, which follows recent legal pressure from the UK music industry (British Phonographic Industry).

the pirate bay

11th December, 2012 (12 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a trade body for the UK music industry, has ordered its solicitors to use legal pressure in order to force the minor political Pirate Party to shut an internet proxy server that allows access to the banned Pirate Bay website.

the promo bay

6th December, 2012 (5 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which claims to be a representative voice of the UK music business, has officially called on the country’s biggest broadband providers to unblock the “newly reinvented” PromoBay.org website as it no longer appears to be engaging in internet piracy (copyright infringement).

the promo bay

4th December, 2012 (2 Comments)

Several of the country’s biggest broadband providers including BT, BE Broadband (O2), Virgin Media and others have been accused of blocking access to an allegedly legitimate website (PromoBay) as part of their wider court ordered crackdown on internet piracy site The Pirate Bay. But is it a case of mistaken identity or just a crafty TBP campaign.

internet piracy flag

3rd December, 2012 (7 Comments)

ISP O2 UK and its sibling, BE Broadband, have now officially started sending out warning letters to around 2,800 customers, specifically those whom are suspected by Golden Eye International of having unlawfully shared copyright content online that belongs to the Ben Dover porn brand.

the pirate bay

30th November, 2012 (6 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry, a trade body for the UK music industry, has demanded that the Pirate Party close its website proxy server because of the way it allows any broadband ISP customers to easily circumvent the court ordered censorship measures against The Pirate Bay website, which was banned for copyright infringement.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

24th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has told a Westminster Media Forum event that it will be the responsibility of each broadband ISP to decide which of their customers are officially defined as “subscribers” and thus susceptible to the new copyright infringement rules, which are designed to clampdown on “illegal” internet piracy.

internet piracy flag

20th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today revealed that 47% of UK internet users are unable to “confidently identify” whether the online content they download, stream or share is legal or not. Meanwhile some 16% of users aged 12+ said they had “accessed online content illegally” between May to July 2012.

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