Researchers identify ‘massive’ BitTorrent monitoring
A team of researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified "massive monitoring" of BitTorrent sites, after running their own fake filesharing server to analyse incoming connections.
September 5, 2012
Dajaz1 domain seizure sparks concern from US politicians
A group of politicians in the US House of Representatives wrote a letter to the US Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security expressing concern at anti-piracy-related seizures of website domain names.
September 3, 2012
RapidShare says linksites, not cyberlockers, are piracy problem
The reverberations from Google's decision to demote piracy websites in its search engine results continue.
August 21, 2012
Hadopi budget likely to be reduced by new French government
As ringing endorsements of an anti-piracy scheme go, "In financial terms, 12 million euros a year and 60 officers, it’s an expensive way to send a million emails," isn't one of the better ones.
August 6, 2012
IFPI’s anti-piracy strategy gets leaked
The IFPI's five-pronged approach to online music piracy involves takedowns, disruption, investigation, lobbying and litigation. Not such breaking news, really – at least not if you've been following the industry body's...
July 26, 2012
US anti-piracy warning letters scheme to start this year
It's looking like US ISPs will be sending warning letters out to alleged filesharers before their counterparts in the UK, despite the US industry's initiative only having been agreed last year.
July 16, 2012
Cory Doctorow sees no end to music v internet clashes
Cory Doctorow's latest piece may continue to ruffle feathers, but that's exactly why rights holders should read it.
July 5, 2012
Swedish IPRED legislation had ‘limited’ effects on filesharing
Sweden is justifiably held up as a poster-market for digital music, thanks partly to the popularity of streaming music services like Spotify there, and also to the country's IPRED anti-piracy legislation in 2009.
May 23, 2012
Ofcom set to lay out Initial Obligations Code for UK ISPs
The lengthy process of implementing the UK Digital Economy Act's anti-piracy provisions rumbles on. According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Ofcom will publish its draft Initial Obligations Code of...
May 17, 2012
RapidShare publishes anti-piracy manifesto
Don't snort. Well, not too much. RapidShare doesn't have many friends within the music industry, although the online storage service has been making noises about its anti-piracy stance for a while now.
April 20, 2012
Google co-founder says entertainment biz ‘shooting itself in the foot’
Google's complicated relationship with the entertainment industries may not be helped by an interview given by co-founder Sergey Brin to The Guardian, in which he warns that by lobbying for anti-piracy legislation the entertainment...
April 16, 2012