Hardcore P2P users more likely to go underground
There's been conflicting research into how internet users will react to a letter from their ISPs warning them not to file-share.
June 23, 2009
UK could force ISPs to apply technical measures on file sharers
The UK Culture Secretary confirmed today that the Government is preparing legislation to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to apply technical measures on the most persistent file sharers.
June 4, 2009
RIAA struggling to sign up US ISPs to graduated response
The UK government may be considering legislation to force ISPs to implement graduated response schemes to punish persistent illegal file-sharers, but it seems in the US, the RIAA is struggling to negotiate voluntary deals...
June 4, 2009
German culture minister slams own government for inaction over piracy
German minister for culture Bernd Neumann has criticised his own ministry of justice for not doing enough to combat illegal file-sharing.
June 1, 2009
Paul McGuinness: “Free is the enemy of good”
U2 manager Paul McGuinness is at it again - giving his views on the state of the music industry.
May 29, 2009
Second Swedish ISP says it won’t retain customer IP records
The recently introduced IPRED law requires ISPs to turn over user data if ordered to by a court, but now a second ISP has announced that it will delete all IP records of its customers to avoid having to do so.
April 29, 2009
Taiwan says yes to three-strikes law
Graduated response schemes may have run into problems elsewhere in the world, but Taiwan has just passed an amendment to its copyright act introducing a three-strikes provision, where ISPs will be able to restrict the internet...
April 28, 2009
Rapidshare handing over user data to record labels
There's plenty of noise today about file-hosting service Rapidshare apparently providing record labels with details of users accused of uploading pre-release albums to the site.
April 28, 2009
EC to prosecute UK over Phorm broadband ad-serving tech
The row around a company called Phorm, which works with ISPs to offer targeted ads based on broadband users' surfing habits, has been rumbling for months in the UK.
April 15, 2009
Kiwi ISP TelstraClear derails move towards graduated response
The controversial moves to introduce a graduated response regime in New Zealand, where persistent file-sharers will have their broadband disconnected, has run into trouble this week.
March 12, 2009
French broadband users most likely to buy music from their ISP, says study
A report by Strategy Analytics claims that French broadband users are more likely to buy music and games from their ISPs than from sites/stores like iTunes and Amazon.
March 10, 2009