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Aspiro bags new WiMP deal with Dutch ISP Ziggo

Aspiro has announced a new partnership for its WiMP streaming music service in the Netherlands. ISP Ziggo will be offering WiMP to its customers, although the exact details - for example whether it will be bundled into broadband...
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Finnish ISP Elisa ordered to block The Pirate Bay

The latest example of courts ordering ISPs to block access to sites associated with copyright infringement comes from Finland.
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Irish ISP Eircom’s three-strikes system halted by regulator

Eircom made headlines a couple of years ago when it became the first ISP in Ireland to agree to implement a three-strikes policy to kick persistent filesharers off the internet for 12 months.
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Sony Music UK boss attacks ‘spurious’ site-blocking arguments from ISPs

Sony Music UK chief executive Nick Gatfield isn't impressed by ISPs' protestations that they can't block sites accused of copyright infringement.
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Aussie rightsholders group not impressed by ISP anti-piracy plan

Earlier this month, we reported on anti-piracy proposals put forward by a collection of Australian ISPs. They mooted the idea of an 18-month trial of educational and warning letters, but with no actual sanctions built in....
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Aussie ISPs propose anti-piracy scheme

Five ISPs in Australia have proposed a new initiative to tackle online piracy, publishing a 14-page 'Scheme to Address Online Copyright Infringement'.
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French president Sarkozy floats ISP tax to pay for national music centre

If you thought Hadopi was controversial in France, president Nicolas Sarkozy has floated a new idea that could cause even more of a stir.
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BT has 14 days to block the Newzbin2 website

The UK's High Court has told ISP BT that it must start blocking the Newzbin2 filesharing website within 14 days.
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Finnish ISP Elisa ordered to block The Pirate Bay

It's not just BT that's being forced to block access to a filesharing website. Finnish ISP Elisa has been ordered by the Helsinki District Court to prevent its customers from accessing The Pirate Bay.
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UK ISPs disagree with claims of opt-out adult blocking policy

We reported yesterday on the British government's plans to introduce porn-blocking for the four largest UK ISPs, but it seems there's already some disagreement over how the scheme will work. Initial reports suggested that...
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BT granted permission to appeal against DEA judicial review

In April, UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk lost all but one of their complaints against the Digital Economy Act, in a High Court ruling. Was that the end of the story? Nope. The ISPs have now been granted permission to appeal that...
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Appeal sees Belgian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

The Antwerp Court of Appeal has overturned a previous ruling, and forced two Belgian ISPs to start blocking The Pirate Bay. Belgacom and Telenet had prevailed in the earlier 2010 court case, sparked by the Belgian Anti-Piracy...