Spanish music industry targets 200 illegal download sites
The Spanish Coalition of Creators and Content Industries has compiled a list of 200 websites offering links to illegal downloads, which it plans to present to the government as part of its consultation into anti-piracy measures.
October 20, 2009
UK politicians kick back against anti-piracy plans
An All Party Parliamentary Communications Group inquiry in the UK has published a report suggesting that the government should can its plans to implement legislation on online piracy until the EU has decided on a pan-European...
October 16, 2009
Anti-piracy campaigns and comic books… together at last!
This isn't music, but movies - the Motion Picture Association has produced a run of 17,000 comic books called Escape From Terror Byte City.
October 13, 2009
FATdrop launches anti-piracy service for indie labels
UK music promotions firm FATdrop has launched a new service called Anti-Piracy, which helps independent labels detect illegal sharing of their tracks online, and helps them request that they be removed.
October 9, 2009
The Pirate Bay goes down following pressure on ISP
It still hasn't been sold, and now The Pirate Bay is coming under renewed pressure from rightsowners, with that pressure being exerted through its web hosting partners.
October 7, 2009
IFPI’s Banks promoted to director of anti-piracy
Jeremy Banks has been promoted to the new position of director of anti-piracy at the IFPI.
September 29, 2009
Lord Mandelson slams illegal file-sharing (again)
As the debate around file-sharing and the UK government's proposed anti-piracy legislation continues to swirl, business secretary Lord Mandelson has jumped back into the discussion, during a visit to the BRIT School in Croydon.
September 24, 2009
ISP BT hits back at UK government’s anti-piracy plans
BT, the UK's largest ISP, has come out strongly against any plans to make ISPs police file-sharing. John Petter, boss of the company's consumer division, claims the costs for ISPs could be £1 million a day, and has some...
September 23, 2009
Lily Allen piracy views spark more debate
Lily Allen's recent blog on music piracy has certainly sparked a helluva debate. James Blunt has weighed in to support her with a letter to The Times newspaper: "Sir, I want to put my hand up in support of Lily Allen. She's...
September 22, 2009
Now Lily Allen tears into the Featured Artists Coalition…
Well, she probably won't be invited to join FAC's advisory board anytime soon then.
September 15, 2009
BPI welcomes Digital Britain rethink (but its figures spark controversy)
BPI boss Geoff Taylor has welcomed the British government's plans to toughen up its anti-piracy provisions, including the temporary suspension of persistent infringers' broadband connections.
September 7, 2009