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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Blocked pirates jump ship to BTJunkie

Following last week's Italian court ruling that ISPs should block BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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The Pirate Bay to be blocked in Italy (again)

The Court of Bergamo in Italy has ruled that Italian ISPs must block The Pirate Bay from being accessed by their customers.