Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp unsure about future
Rightscorp may have played a major role in BMG’s successful lawsuit against ISP Cox Communications over copyright infringement, but the anti-piracy firm continues to face financial challenges in its business. Its latest...
November 21, 2016
Rightscorp bullish after BMG / Cox Communications ruling
Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp wasn’t an official party in the recent legal battle between BMG and ISP Cox Communications, but it was an interested observer to say the least. Rightscorp is BMG’s anti-piracy partner, responsible...
August 15, 2016
Virgin Media in Ireland ordered to stem file-sharing
Time was (15 years ago) when the headlines in digital music were dominated by the war on ISPs and attempts to get them to stop their customers illegally filesharing, so we felt a keening sense of nostalgia when we read that...
August 3, 2016
ISP TalkTalk fingered as a potential BlinkBox buyer
British supermarket chain Tesco is reportedly keen to divest itself of peripheral businesses in 2015, including its BlinkBox family of digital entertainment services. Earlier this week, ISP TalkTalk emerged as a potential...
January 6, 2015
Italian comms authority AGCOM can now order pirate-site blocks
The IFPI has hailed the news that Italian communications regulator AGCOM can now order ISPs to block access to piracy sites without a court order.
December 19, 2013
Can British ISPs agree to collect data on repeat filesharers?
The often-uneasy relationship between British ISPs and creative industry bodies like the BPI could be in for a few more bumps in the weeks ahead.
September 2, 2013
The BPI may be about to get Grooveshark blocked by UK ISPs
Having succeeded in a series of High Court actions to get specific piracy sites blocked by UK ISPs, the BPI is seemingly preparing to ramp up its campaign.
May 16, 2013
SABAM sparks controversy by suing ISPs in Belgium
Belgian collecting society SABAM has sued ISPs Belgacom, Telenet and Voo, looking for a 3.4% levy on their broadband subscription revenues to compensate for piracy on their networks.
May 2, 2013
Finnish ISP Elisa fails to overturn Pirate Bay block
Finnish ISP Elisa has failed in its appeal against an order forcing it to block its customers from accessing The Pirate Bay.
October 31, 2012
Irish ISP UPC blames ‘testing’ for Pirate Bay block
A number of UPC customers trying to access The Pirate Bay were greeted instead with a message: "The Pirate Bay has been blocked."
October 25, 2012
Indian ISP fined for “overblocking”
Indian ISP Airtel has been ordered to pay 20,000 rupees to one of its customers for overzealously blocking websites.
August 15, 2012