Irish ISP defeats plans to enforce three-strikes
Irish ISP UPC has prevailed in a court ruling that appears to rule out the enforcement of three-strikes policies in Ireland. All four major labels were involved in the case, and while Justice Peter Charleton accepted that...
October 12, 2010
Music Ally Report :: Counting the cost of the DEA
- Counting the costs of the DEA - Unlicensed to Thrill - Dispersing the meta-fog part 1 - Market profile: Germany - Comment: Will Page & Steffan Wicker, Simfy
September 16, 2010
Official ACTA draft finally released
After numerous leaks and much criticism over its secrecy, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been officially published in its draft form. The suggestion that ISPs should terminate the accounts of repeat infringers...
April 22, 2010
Canadian publisher McCarty slams ISPs over piracy
U2 manager Paul McGuinness presumably wasn't available, so Canadian music publisher ole's president Michael McCarty stepped up to the ISP-kicking plate for the launch of Canadian Music Week. He described ISPs as the "neighborhood...
March 12, 2010
US ISPs funding BitTorrent tracking technology
An eagle-eyed reader of tech site Slashdot has spotted a research paper from the University of Colorado, focusing on a technology to track BitTorrent users with "low-cost cloud computing services" for as little as $13 a month.
March 11, 2010
A2IM bangs drum in support of net neutrality
The debate around 'net neutrality' rages on in the US - focusing on whether ISPs have the right to prioritise traffic for certain services or types of content. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has filed...
March 10, 2010
UK ISPs attack Digital Economy Bill measures (and get attacked by Bono in return)
UK ISPs have stepped up their attack on the Digital Economy Bill's proposed anti-piracy measures, claiming that the cost of sending warning letters and then suspending or slowing broadband connections could cost £500 million...
January 4, 2010
Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music
Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
December 10, 2009
Pirate Bay appeal postponed to next Summer
We reported yesterday that the appeal of the recent Pirate Bay verdict might be delayed due to a separate appeal over the neutrality of the judges.
October 20, 2009
FCC boss comes out in favour of net neutrality
The debate over net neutrality - and whether ISPs should be prevented from blocking or slowing certain kinds of internet traffic on their network - has been heated in the US.
September 22, 2009
Kiwi shadow minister suggests broadband copyright tax
Clare Curran, New Zealand's shadow minister for information and communications technology, has suggested "introducing a licensing fee attached to internet service provider (ISP) connections" to battle online piracy.
July 23, 2009