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Rights-owners seek temporary injunction on Telenor to block Pirate Bay

The war of words between Norwegian ISP Telenor and the IFPI appears to have gotten more serious, with news that the latter is seeking a temporary injunction from a court forcing Telenor to block its users from accessing The...
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IFPI still backing French three-strikes policy

IFPI boss John Kennedy says he expects the three-strikes element of the French Creation and Internet bill to become law, despite being slapped down by the country''s Constitutional Council last week.
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Pirate Bay verdict translated into English

We like nothing more than ploughing through a 77-page court judgement, especially when it's been translated from Swedish to English.
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Pirate Bay files appeal following guilty verdict

The four defendants in the Pirate Bay trial have filed their official appeal against last week's guilty verdict, which slapped them with one-year jail terms and $3.6 million in fines.
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Let the Whack-A-Mole commence

The Pirate Bay site itself HASN'T been shut down as part of the ruling, although IFPI boss John Kennedy tells the New York Times that music and movie industry groups plan to file additional litigation to take it offline.
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IFPI hails Pirate Bay guilty verdict

Music industry body IFPI has welcomed
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French National Assembly passes three-strikes clause

It looks like France will become the first country to adopt a government-mandated graduated response policy to persistent file-sharers, cutting their internet access after two warnings.
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Google launches free MP3 downloads service in China

It might be engaged in a public licensing spat with the music industry in the UK, but in China Google is the good guy, following its launch of a free and fully licensed music downloads service.
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Share torrent links… through Facebook

The Pirate Bay continues to thumb its nose at the music authorities, with the appearance of a new `Share on Facebook' link on torrent links on its site.
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French Creation and Internet law goes before National Assembly

France draws ever closer to being the first country to introduce a state-sanctioned system of graduated response - three strikes - to remove internet access from persistent illegal file-sharers.
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RIAA “bloodbath” layoffs deeper than expected, says Hypebot

Industry blog Hypebot is claiming that last week's layoffs at the RIAA were much more severe than the 30 layoffs that were reported.
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Jopling: ‘Beware the hype machine’

Former IFPI director of strategic research Keith Jopling thinks bands and managers should be wary of the hype machine (as opposed to The Hype Machine) when building a fanbase. While the annual 'next best thing'...