Rights-owners seek temporary injunction on Telenor to block Pirate Bay
The war of words between Norwegian ISP Telenor and the IFPI appears to have gotten more serious, with news that the latter is seeking a temporary injunction from a court forcing Telenor to block its users from accessing The...
June 18, 2009
Music industry awaits Digital Britain report publication
All eyes in the UK industry are on the government's Digital Britain report, which is due to be published later today. It'll include details on plans to tackle online piracy, with speculation that it'll include plans for the...
June 16, 2009
UMG’s Keeling gets promotion
Francis Keeling is now VP, digital at Universal Music Group International, a promotion from his previous role as head of commercial, digital at Universal Music UK.
April 7, 2009
New Zealand scraps three-strikes legislation
Bad news for proponents of graduated response (aka three strikes) laws to combat illegal file-sharing. The New Zealand government has scrapped a bill that was due to introduce such a policy, after criticism from ISPs, consumer...
March 24, 2009
Irish ISPs kick back against IRMA’s call for graduated response
It's all kicking off in Ireland, following the recent news that ISP Eircom is to adopt a three-strikes policy to cut the access of persistent file-sharers.
March 18, 2009
UK government starts consultation on digital rights agency
The UK government has kicked off the consultation process into its plans for a rights agency to combat illegal online file-sharing, inviting artists, copyright holders and consumer groups to give their views on how it should...
March 16, 2009
RIAA “bloodbath” layoffs deeper than expected, says Hypebot
Industry blog Hypebot is claiming that last week's layoffs at the RIAA were much more severe than the 30 layoffs that were reported.
March 2, 2009