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Music Ally Podcast #47 – Spotify Artists, Grooveshark ethics, BT, Deezer and more

This week's Music Ally podcast sees Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge dig into Spotify's slate of artist-focused announcements.
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UK’s largest ISP BT to launch streaming music service

Streaming music services are jostling fiercely to secure partnerships with telcos, with the assumption that ISPs and mobile operators are now far less likely to launch their own services than they were a few years ago. The...
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BT blocks The Pirate Bay. Yes, The Pirate Bay is fighting back…

It held out longer than its rivals, but British ISP BT has started blocking access to The Pirate Bay from its subscribers.
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Full steam ahead for Digital Economy Act after ISPs lose appeal

British ISPs BT and TalkTalk have lost their appeal against 2011's judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, paving the way for the UK government to finally implement the Act and start requiring ISPs to send out warning...
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BT starts blocking Newzbin2 but site remains defiant

British ISP BT has begun blocking access to filesharing site Newzbin2, following a recent High Court order forcing it to do so within two weeks.
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BT has 14 days to block the Newzbin2 website

The UK's High Court has told ISP BT that it must start blocking the Newzbin2 filesharing website within 14 days.
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BT granted permission to appeal against DEA judicial review

In April, UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk lost all but one of their complaints against the Digital Economy Act, in a High Court ruling. Was that the end of the story? Nope. The ISPs have now been granted permission to appeal that...
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Newzbin2 aims to beat BT’s block with new software

UK ISP BT was ordered to block its customers from accessing the Newzbin2 filesharing site in July this year, although the block won't actually be put in place until October. However, the BBC claims that Newzbin2 has been...
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BT Digital Music Awards 2011 nominees announced

Who's up for a gong at this year's BT Digital Music Awards? The shortlists have just been announced for the event, which takes place at the Roundhouse in Camden on 29 September. Much as we'd love to get sucked into the contest...
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BT admits plans for own music service in wake of Newzbin2 block

The UK's largest ISP, BT, has confirmed that it is working on its own music service, although for now it's not giving any more details. Asked by The Register why it's not investing in a 'decent music service', head of retail...
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UK high court orders BT to block Newzbin2 filesharing site

Rightsholders were cheering yesterday after the British high court ordered ISP BT to block access to filesharing site Newzbin2. The case was brought by the Motion Picture Association, and sets an important precedent for future...
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UK government’s Vaizey praises Virgin but takes swipe at BT

British creative industries minister Ed Vaizey caused a stir at yesterday's BPI annual general meeting, with a barbed comment wishing ISP BT would "put as much energy into making fantastic new music services for its customers...