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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.

internet law uk

16th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

uk pirate music

23rd October, 2012 (7 Comments)

As expected the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a trade body that represents the UK music industry, has this week called on six of the country’s biggest broadband ISPs to block three additional websites that it accuses of helping to facilitate copyright infringement (internet piracy).

illegal uk internet downloading

17th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

Consumer Focus has warned Rights Holders that there is a very real danger of “systematic errors” causing damage to the Internet Protocol (IP) address based evidence that they intend to use against broadband ISP customers whom are suspected of engaging in internet piracy (copyright infringement).

internet piracy flag

15th October, 2012 (2 Comments)

It took longer than most but O2 (BE Broadband) has now finally implemented a network-wide block (censorship) that prevents its customers from accessing the NewzBin2 (NewzBin) website, which London’s High Court last year deemed to be responsible for facilitating internet piracy (copyright infringement).

fastiis

8th October, 2012 (2 Comments)

The not-for-profit Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), which campaigns for the legitimate use of software, has called on the UK government to extend its controversial anti-piracy Digital Economy Act (DEAct) to tackle customers using the next generation of 4G connectivity and public wi-fi.

internet piracy flag

3rd October, 2012 (3 Comments)

Several of the UK’s largest broadband providers have warned that the communications regulator, Ofcom, has “understated” the cost of enforcing its new online copyright infringement code of practice, which is designed to tackle internet piracy among ISP customers.

illegal uk internet downloading

1st October, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has today introduced a new small claims track to the Patents County Court (PCC) that should make it easier for UK internet users to defend themselves against dubious claims of file sharing piracy. Rights Holders will also find the process a lot cheaper.

uk pirate music

17th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

Musicmetric has released its first Digital Music Index (DMI), which used 18 million observations of P2P activity on BitTorrent file sharing networks to identify that the majority of albums listed are not legal (internet piracy). It also found that people in Manchester (UK) were the biggest downloaders of “illegal” music and that attempts by ISPs to block piracy websites haven’t worked.

public internet file sharing

5th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

New research from Birmingham University UK has confirmed that most public BitTorrent (P2P) file sharers have their file transfers monitored by a third party organisation, such as Rights Holders for the purpose of taking copyright enforcement action against broadband ISPs and their customers. But the data collected is far from reliable.

internet websites

15th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

An Ofcom commissioned CSMG investigation into the impact of IP address sharing upon website blocking measures, which makes such methods “technically complex” for ISPs to implement, has found that 97% of “top-level domains” (.com, .net and .org) reside on addresses that are shared with other sites. Block one and you risk hurting others.

virgin media uk

14th August, 2012 (3 Comments)

National UK cable operator Virgin Media has this week become one of the last big fixed line broadband ISPs to block customers from being able to access the Newzbin (Newzbin2) website, which is deemed by the High Court to be a site that facilitates internet piracy (copyright infringement).

internet piracy flag

7th August, 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK government’s communications minister, Ed Vaizey MP, has told the Open Rights Group (ORG) that “public intermediaries” (e.g. libraries and education networks) will “not be bound” by Ofcom’s Initial Obligations Code, which requires broadband ISPs to clamp down upon P2P internet copyright infringement (piracy).

the pirate bay

24th July, 2012 (7 Comments)

Several of the UK’s largest six ISPs, including Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, have added more IP addresses to their controversial court ordered block of The Pirate Bay website. But the site, which was blocked for helping to facilitate internet piracy, has already responded by adding yet more addresses.

internet law uk

24th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

Consumer Focus has today confirmed that Golden Eye International, which holds copyrights for adult films and is linked to the UK’s Ben Dover brand, will shortly begin sending the first of 2,845 internet piracy claim letters to O2’s UK broadband customers. But this figure is much smaller than their original target.

illegal uk internet downloading

17th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

A huge coalition of eight leading educational organisations, including UK libraries and school groups, has launched a scathing attack on the government’s controversial Digital Economy Act (DEAct) and warned that it “risks limiting internet access” for students and teachers right across the country.

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