ZookZ is back already
We've covered the saga of Antiguan startup Zookz in the last couple of weeks: it launched as an unlimited MP3 download service with no licences, claiming that a World Trade Organization ruling allowed it to flout US copyrights.
July 27, 2009
Forget three strikes: UK ISP goes for one strike. Then repents.
There was a bit of a hoo-ha at the end of last week around UK ISP Karoo, which is based in Hull. It emerged that it was suspending the broadband connections of users following a single notification from a copyright owner,...
July 27, 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
Court rules for GEMA against Rapidshare file-hosting service
German collecting society GEMA has emerged victorious from its court battle against file-hosting service Rapidshare, with the court ruling that Rapidshare is responsible for ensuring that a list of 5,000 copyrighted music...
June 24, 2009
Stockholm District Court defends Pirate Bay judge
The appeal against the recent Pirate Bay trial verdict is underway, with the alleged bias of the judge in the case one of the key issues.
June 9, 2009
Seven million Brits are downloading illegally, claims report
New research from the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP) claims that around seven million UK consumers are downloading content illegally, getting free access to material worth as much as £120 billion...
May 29, 2009
Pirate Bay trial goes from farce to… even bigger farce
Okay, so there's concern about whether the judge in the recent Pirate Bay trial was biased due to his membership of two copyright protection industry bodies. So a new judge - Ulrika Ihrfelt - was appointed to investigate...
May 22, 2009
Virgin Media planning My Stuff music locker service
A couple of the Music Ally team are Virgin Media customers, and we just got letters talking about some of the telco's new services - which seemingly include a cloud-based music storage service called My Stuff, which also...
April 7, 2009
UK government starts consultation on digital rights agency
The UK government has kicked off the consultation process into its plans for a rights agency to combat illegal online file-sharing, inviting artists, copyright holders and consumer groups to give their views on how it should...
March 16, 2009
Senate expands Justice Department copyright enforcement powers
The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008, which gives the Justice Dept. authority to prosecute civil copyright cases, expands seizure powers in civil copyright...
September 15, 2008
Democrat VP nominee Joe Biden’s copyright views get probed
The US Democrats have kicked off their convention in Denver, just after presidential candidate Barack Obama announced that his VP running mate would be Joe Biden.CNET has been doing some digging into Biden’s voting...
August 26, 2008