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UK ISPs ordered to block snide e-book sites

Something for the UK record industry to both cheer about and also feel slightly envious towards. The UK High Court has ruled that the country’s ISPs have to block access to sites offering unlicensed downloads of e-books....
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Digital music tools: Linkfire

One link to serve them all: that is Linkfire’s aim – to reach all fans, no matter their music consumption preferences, in one fell swoop. The link shorteners space is not, excuse the pun, short of competition (bitly,...
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Demonoid filesharing service blocked in Italy after FIMI complaint

Torrent tracker Demonoid returned from the dead earlier this year, but it quickly attracted the notice of music rightsholders. Italy has become one of the first countries where ISPs have been ordered to block the relaunched...
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Google has now been sent 500m piracy takedown requests

Google’s Transparency Report for DMCA takedown notices has become a reliable way to gauge the efforts of creative industry rightsholders to get piracy links removed from its search engine. So here’s the new milestone...
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RIAA has reported 50m infringing URLs to Google since May 2011

In the last three-and-a-bit years, US music industry body the RIAA has reported 50m website addresses to Google which it believes to involve infringing music. Half of those have been reported in the last year alone. That’s...
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Twitter lists now available to half of all users

Heard about Twitter lists? It’s a new feature on the micro-blogging service that lets users create lists of other users, with unique URLS offering a stream of those users'' tweets.
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Have you got your Facebook vanity URL yet?

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Facebook opened up its registrations for Facebook usernames - letting people register memorable URLs for their Facebook page based on their name, rather than the existing string of...