Aussie ISP prevails in piracy case
Australian ISP iiNet has won a copyright infringement case brought against it by a group of movie studios, claiming that it failed to prevent illegal file-sharing on its network, and that it was itself guilty of copyright...
February 4, 2010
Virgin Media’s piracy-monitoring plans facing more scrutiny
UK ISP Virgin Media could end up enmeshed in regulatory hell around its decision to use Detica's CView technology to monitor file-sharing on its network. "We've been engaging with all the relevant bodies, including Ofcom,...
February 3, 2010
Verizon confirms cut-offs for persistent illegal downloaders
US ISP Verizon has confirmed that some customers have been booted off its broadband service for multiple copyright infringement offences. "We've cut some people off," spokeswoman Bobbi Henson tells CNET. "We do reserve the...
January 21, 2010
BPI picks apart ISP claims about the costs of anti-piracy measures
The war of words between the music industry and certain UK ISPs shows no signs of thawing. With ISPs like TalkTalk and BT having predicted huge costs if they're forced to introduce anti-piracy measures on their networks,...
January 20, 2010
RIAA fears net neutrality legislation may hamper anti-piracy efforts
The RIAA has filed comments to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it not to block anti-piracy efforts if it implements new 'net neutrality' rules. The rules would cover how ISPs are and aren't allowed to...
January 15, 2010
BPI seeking DMCA-style amendment to UK Digital Economy bill
The BPI has tabled amendments to the UK government's Digital Economy bill that would introduce US-style DMCA takedown rights, but with no 'safe harbour' clause, according to The Register. It's seen documents covering the...
January 13, 2010
Could major labels merge with ISPs?
French industry blogger Hugo Amsellem has proposed a radical solution to the music biz's woes: 'vertical integration'. Or, in his words: "It's very likely that the majors will merge with the new online music distributors:...
January 11, 2010
TalkTalk slams Bono for New York Times piece
We reported earlier this week on Bono's op-ed for the New York Times, in which he said that if ISPs can detect and block access to child pornography, they should be able to act on piracy too. UK ISP TalkTalk has slammed the...
January 6, 2010
ISPs continue to kick back against UK anti-filesharing plans
The Guardian has a feature rounding up some of the ISP opposition to the UK government's Digital Economy bill, and while it could be characterised as the usual suspects, their opinions are no less forceful. "Illegal activities...
November 26, 2009
The Pirate Bay closes tracker, goes decentralised
BitTorrent-related site The Pirate Bay has been the subject of numerous lawsuits in various countries and even though some ISPs are blocking it, the service keeps popping back up to life.
November 18, 2009
Pirate Bay ISP to appeal against disconnection order
For all the legal actions and court cases, the biggest harm to The Pirate Bay was caused when its ISP Black Internet was forced to disconnect it earlier this summer.
November 10, 2009