ACS:Law won’t be suing any more alleged filesharers
Controversial UK law firm ACS:Law has confirmed it will not be taking on any more business that involves sending letters to accused filesharers demanding they pay a settlement fee or be sued.
January 27, 2011
Music Ally Report : Speculate to accumulate – mass lawsuits & P2P
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October 14, 2010
New study emphasizes links between file-sharers and media buyers
The latest study of file-sharing behaviour comes from the University of Amsterdam, with a report that aims to identify "the short and long-term economic and cultural effects of file sharing on music, films and games, while...
May 4, 2010
BPI distances itself from ACS:Law letters to alleged file-sharers
We reported earlier this week on the controversy around UK law firm ACS:Law, which has been sending letters to suspected file-sharers demanding £500 settlement fees. The scheme is based on rightsholders - more from the games...
January 29, 2010
Spanish ISPs suspend talks with creative industries over piracy
Negotiations between Spanish ISP association Redtel and the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries have broken down, after Redtel rejected the latter's suggestions of cutting off the internet access of persistent file-sharers.
June 18, 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
New Swedish study reveals consumers would pay for legal P2P
Swedish performing rights society STIM has released a report called Pirates, File-Sharers and Music Users, which reports that more than 86% of respondents would be interested in paying a voluntary fee for legal P2P (that's...
April 23, 2009
RIAA still filing lawsuits against individual file-sharers
A mini-storm has blown up around the RIAA's policy of suing individual file-sharers, after attorney Ray Beckerman accused the industry body of continuing the policy, despite announcing plans to abandon it before Christmas.
March 10, 2009