YouTube on the cusp of being blocked in Russia
File under: huh. Russia is a country not known for its rigorous and all-encompassing approach to copyright protection but measures could be put in place to block YouTube in the country. It relates to TV shows owned by the...
July 25, 2015
Study claims Italian piracy blocks increased traffic to sites
ISP-level blocks of piracy websites are increasingly common across Europe, but debate about how well they work continues to rage. A new study published in Italy comes out firmly on the side of ‘they don’t work at all’...
July 10, 2015
Some Euro operators to block mobile ads on their networks
There’s a right royal rumpus brewing in the European mobile industry this week, and it concerns plans by some operators to start blocking advertising on their networks. According to the Financial Times, one European telco...
May 18, 2015
Social music app Mindie gets locked out of Snapchat
Messaging app Snapchat is on a drive to stop people using unofficial clients to access its service, after the ‘Snappening’ hack last year that saw thousands of private photos and videos leaked. That’s having a knock-on...
February 11, 2015
Mega blocked in Italy as Baboom hires music veteran as CFO
It’s a busy time for Kim Dotcom’s two latest startups, Mega and Baboom. Mega had some bad news last week as the online storage site was blocked in Italy by ISPs, after accusations of film piracy by indie distributor Eyemoon...
July 21, 2014
YouTube giving indie labels more time to strike deals
The Financial Times’ ‘YouTube does U-turn over blocking indies’ headline should be the cause for small labels to be dancing in the streets, but it’s not quite what it seems. YouTube hasn’t abandoned plans to remove...
July 4, 2014
Pirate Bay defiant in face of UK ISP blockages
Is The Pirate Bay cowed by the UK's High Court order forcing ISPs to block access to the filesharing site? What do you think...
May 3, 2012