Tag: anti-piracy

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Teenagers arrested in Polish antipiracy raid

Filmowisko.net a Polish web forum that links to files hosted on Rapidshare, has been raided by Polish police, according to TorrentFreak.
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Virgin Media’s piracy-monitoring plans facing more scrutiny

UK ISP Virgin Media could end up enmeshed in regulatory hell around its decision to use Detica's CView technology to monitor file-sharing on its network. "We've been engaging with all the relevant bodies, including Ofcom,...
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Three Strikes debated at US tech conference

If you think graduated response schemes are controversial in Europe, wait till the debate hots up in the US. This week, a panel session at the US State of the Net conference discussed the issue, with participants from the...
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RIAA fears net neutrality legislation may hamper anti-piracy efforts

The RIAA has filed comments to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it not to block anti-piracy efforts if it implements new 'net neutrality' rules. The rules would cover how ISPs are and aren't allowed to...
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New Zealand readies new three-strikes legislation

The New Zealand government has revealed details of its revamped anti-piracy legislation, which will include a three-strikes warning procedure. If rightsholders provide ISPs with alleged infringers' details, they'll get three...
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IFPI seeking file-sharer’s details using IPRED law

It's taken a while, but music industry body IFPI has submitted a request to get the details of an alleged file-sharer from their ISP, using Sweden's IPRED law.
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Google, Yahoo, Facebook and eBay slam UK Digital Economy bill

We knew that ISPs weren't too keen on the clause in the UK government's Digital Economy bill that allows ministers to change UK copyright law without primary legislation.
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Tiscali teams with eMusic for music subscription service

UK web portal Tiscali has announced a partnership with eMusic to offer subscription-based music downloads to its users.
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Lily Allen quits Twitter and Facebook

One of the more web-savvy UK artists has turned tail and fled - Lily Allen has stopped updating her Twitter feed, abandoned Facebook, and even chucked out her PC, MacBook and BlackBerry according to The Register.
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Dutch court orders Pirate Bay torrent deletions

The ongoing court battle between The Pirate Bay and Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has delivered another setback for the torrent site.
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Spanish music industry targets 200 illegal download sites

The Spanish Coalition of Creators and Content Industries has compiled a list of 200 websites offering links to illegal downloads, which it plans to present to the government as part of its consultation into anti-piracy measures.
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UK politicians kick back against anti-piracy plans

An All Party Parliamentary Communications Group inquiry in the UK has published a report suggesting that the government should can its plans to implement legislation on online piracy until the EU has decided on a pan-European...