Newzbin2 aims to beat BT’s block with new software
UK ISP BT was ordered to block its customers from accessing the Newzbin2 filesharing site in July this year, although the block won't actually be put in place until October. However, the BBC claims that Newzbin2 has been...
September 16, 2011
New study claims ISPs are making money from BitTorrent traffic
Oh, this'll put the cat amongst the pigeons. ISPs have long argued that rather than profiting from piracy on their networks, it's actually a drain on their finances due to bandwidth costs. However, a study from Northwestern...
August 19, 2011
The eight ways of getting around website DNS blocking
Domain Name System (DNS) based site blocking is much in the news at the moment, as rightsholders, ISPs and lawmakers mull over the best way to block access to sites accused of facilitating persistent copyright infringement.
August 8, 2011
Report: UK government won’t streamline DEA’s site-blocking
This Wednesday will see the British government give its official response to the recent Hargreaves review of intellectual property, and as usual, the Financial Times has a well-sourced leak of some of the key details. Business...
August 2, 2011
BT admits plans for own music service in wake of Newzbin2 block
The UK's largest ISP, BT, has confirmed that it is working on its own music service, although for now it's not giving any more details. Asked by The Register why it's not investing in a 'decent music service', head of retail...
August 1, 2011
UK high court orders BT to block Newzbin2 filesharing site
Rightsholders were cheering yesterday after the British high court ordered ISP BT to block access to filesharing site Newzbin2. The case was brought by the Motion Picture Association, and sets an important precedent for future...
July 29, 2011
Indian ISPs blocking cyberlockers following John Doe request
There is controversy in India this week, after several ISPs blocked access to sites including Rapidshare, Megaupload and Mediafire. Early reports suggested that the blocks were put in place after a request from India's Department...
July 22, 2011
EFF criticises US graduated response plans
Last week, a group of US ISPs and content rightsholders agreed a plan to introduce graduated response measures to tackle online piracy. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation has attacked the deal, which isn't a surprise,...
July 19, 2011
US ISPs agree graduated response plan with entertainment industries
While the UK industry continues to wrangle with ISPs over the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, the US industry appears to be going down the voluntary route. US ISPs including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision...
July 8, 2011
Virgin Media announces its Spotify partnership
UK ISP Virgin Media has inked its long-anticipated partnership with streaming music service Spotify. The ISP will be offering Spotify to its customers over broadband, mobiles and TVs - the latter through an integration with...
July 6, 2011
UK site-blocking proposals get leaked and provoke ire of BT
UK culture secretary Ed Vaizey's confidential copyright discussions with rightsholders, ISPs and internet companies are rather less confidential today, after documents were leaked onto the Slightly Right of Centre blog, and...
June 24, 2011
BT and TalkTalk refused permission to appeal against DEA defeat
UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk have been denied the chance to appeal against their recent defeat in a legal challenge to the Digital Economy Act. "I can confirm that we've been refused permission to appeal the JR [judicial review]...
June 22, 2011