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Comcast refuses to hand over data in file-sharing cases

US ISP Comcast is reportedly refusing to comply with subpoenas asking it to hand over consumer data in lawsuits brought by copyright owners.
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Pirate Party claims 1.8m web-hits boost from Pirate Bay block

The UK's Pirate Party claims that the recent High Court ruling ordering ISPs to block The Pirate Bay has given it a massive boost in awareness.
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Five more Dutch ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

Five more Dutch ISPs have been ordered to block their customers from accessing the filesharing site, with fines of up to €250k if they fail to do it within 10 days.
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Virgin Media website attacked by Anonymous after Pirate Bay block

Poor old Virgin Media, it seems to cop all the bad luck. Having blocked access to The Pirate Bay on the orders of the UK's High Court, the ISP found itself subject to the wrath of online collective Anonymous, which knocked...
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Indian ISPs block The Pirate Bay, torrent sites and… Vimeo?

There's more news from the copyright wars in India, where a number of large ISPs have started blocking access to torrent sites including The Pirate Bay, KickAssTorrents and BitSnoop.
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Pirate Bay defiant in face of UK ISP blockages

Is The Pirate Bay cowed by the UK's High Court order forcing ISPs to block access to the filesharing site? What do you think...
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Russian government set for ISP crackdown on illegal filesharing

Russia has long been seen as a copyright black hole by the music industry, from the days of unlicensed MP3 stores through to recent concern about music being shared on popular social network vKontakte.
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US gets ‘copyright center’ backed by music and film bodies

Big moves afoot in the US, where the RIAA and MPAA are to back a new 'Center for Copyright Information' (CCI) to oversee the graduated response anti-piracy initiative being implemented by ISPs there.
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Eircom urges rival Irish ISPs to implement three-strikes

Irish ISP Eircom has been operating a graduated response scheme to tackle illegal filesharing since early 2009, after reaching a settlement with the major labels who had been suing it.
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Pirate Bay block circumvention site shut down

Dutch anti-piracy body BREIN has won another court victory - this time against a site that helped people get around ISP blocks on The Pirate Bay.
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Danish ISP ordered to block Grooveshark

Streaming music service Grooveshark's legal woes have deepened, with news that Danish ISP 3 has been ordered to block its customers from accessing the service.
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Announcement ‘imminent’ on UK website-blocking proposals

Stand by for news on how the UK government would like to see copyright-infringing websites blocked by ISPs. Minister of State for Business Mark Prisk told the House of Commons this week that proposals are about to be revealed...