Tag: anti-piracy

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Anti-piracy campaigns and comic books… together at last!

This isn't music, but movies - the Motion Picture Association has produced a run of 17,000 comic books called Escape From Terror Byte City.
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FATdrop launches anti-piracy service for indie labels

UK music promotions firm FATdrop has launched a new service called Anti-Piracy, which helps independent labels detect illegal sharing of their tracks online, and helps them request that they be removed.
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The Pirate Bay goes down following pressure on ISP

It still hasn't been sold, and now The Pirate Bay is coming under renewed pressure from rightsowners, with that pressure being exerted through its web hosting partners.
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IFPI’s Banks promoted to director of anti-piracy

Jeremy Banks has been promoted to the new position of director of anti-piracy at the IFPI.
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Lord Mandelson slams illegal file-sharing (again)

As the debate around file-sharing and the UK government's proposed anti-piracy legislation continues to swirl, business secretary Lord Mandelson has jumped back into the discussion, during a visit to the BRIT School in Croydon.
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ISP BT hits back at UK government’s anti-piracy plans

BT, the UK's largest ISP, has come out strongly against any plans to make ISPs police file-sharing. John Petter, boss of the company's consumer division, claims the costs for ISPs could be £1 million a day, and has some...
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Lily Allen piracy views spark more debate

Lily Allen's recent blog on music piracy has certainly sparked a helluva debate. James Blunt has weighed in to support her with a letter to The Times newspaper: "Sir, I want to put my hand up in support of Lily Allen. She's...
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Now Lily Allen tears into the Featured Artists Coalition…

Well, she probably won't be invited to join FAC's advisory board anytime soon then.
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BPI welcomes Digital Britain rethink (but its figures spark controversy)

BPI boss Geoff Taylor has welcomed the British government's plans to toughen up its anti-piracy provisions, including the temporary suspension of persistent infringers' broadband connections.
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UK musicians and composers slam government’s anti-piracy consultation

Three music industry bodies representing the creative side of the business have hit back at the UK government's plans to toughen up its plans to clamp down on online piracy.
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MediaDefender and MediaSentry rebrand as Peer Media Technologies

Anti-piracy firms MediaDefender and MediaSentry have merged and rebranded as Peer Media Technologies, promising to “create a true powerhouse in the field of intellectual property protection”.
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Pirate Bay founders facing more days in court

Meanwhile, legal hassles just keep coming for the original founders of The Pirate Bay itself.