Is TalkTalk making a play for the pirates?
UK ISP TalkTalk has been an outspoken opponent of the UK's Digital Economy Act legislation, campaigning against its anti-piracy clauses, and promising customers that it will refuse to disconnect them. However, an even more...
April 13, 2010
TalkTalk defiant over Digital Economy Bill
The UK's Digital Economy Bill received royal assent yesterday, so it has finally become law. ISP TalkTalk has been an outspoken opponent of the bill, and in a blog post the company's Andrew Heaney remains defiant.
April 9, 2010
FCC told it can’t stop ISPs from slowing BitTorrent traffic
The US Federal Communications Commission has been told that it doesn't have the authority to 'regulate an internet service provider's network management practices' by a federal appeals court...
April 7, 2010
Merlin memo reveals Virgin Media licensing hold-ups
It seems it's not just major labels holding up the launch of Virgin Media's new music service. Documents obtained by Music Week show that indie rights agency Merlin has yet to conclude a licensing deal with the ISP.
March 30, 2010
Italian police shut down Pirate Bay proxy site
Italy is one of the few countries where ISPs have been successfully ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, but as soon as the order was made, a proxy site called Labaia ('the bay') sprang up, allowing Italian users to...
March 29, 2010
Deutsche Telekom planning download store
German ISP/operator Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to launch an equivalent to iTunes with several other European telcos. That's according to the Financial Times, which suggests the store will cover music, video,...
March 23, 2010
Digital Economy Bill could force ISPs to block websites
An amendment to the British government's Digital Economy Bill would allow the UK High Court to force ISPs to block specific websites accused of being havens for copyright infringement. There's an attempt to balance the clause...
March 4, 2010
Blocked pirates jump ship to BTJunkie
Following last week's Italian court ruling that ISPs should block BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay...
February 18, 2010
EMI Australia joins the ISP bundled downloads bandwagon
EMI in Australia has partnered with telco AAPT to create a service fusing broadband, phone and music in one package. Apparently a first in the Australian market, the APPT Entertainment Bundle is powered by EMI Australia's...
February 16, 2010
Google is an ISP now
Google has announced plans to get into the ISP game, with a high-speed network that will be offered to "at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people" in a small number of trial locations across the US.
February 11, 2010
Appeals court rules Telenor doesn’t have to block The Pirate Bay
The Oslo Court of Appeal has upheld a previous ruling that ISP Telenor will not be forced to block access to The Pirate Bay by its customers, following an appeal by music industry plaintiffs, including the Norwegian performing...
February 11, 2010