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Labels press for UPC piracy crackdown in Ireland

Labels pushing for Irish ISPs to do more to tackle music piracy is a story that keeps resurfacing, usually in the courts. This week’s update features the local subsidiaries of Universal, Sony and Warner taking Ireland’s...
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FilesTube filesharing site aims to go legit

Filesharing site FilesTube is one of the most prominent in Google’s list of sites attracting copyright notices, with more than 10m so far received by its search engine. What’s more, FilesTube is blocked by ISPs in the...
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Labels team up to block The Pirate Bay in Sweden

At one point recently, all three co-founders of The Pirate Bay were in jail: a long-delayed punishment for their copyright infringement conviction. Yet the site has sailed on even without their involvement: blocked by ISPs...
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Demonoid filesharing service blocked in Italy after FIMI complaint

Torrent tracker Demonoid returned from the dead earlier this year, but it quickly attracted the notice of music rightsholders. Italy has become one of the first countries where ISPs have been ordered to block the relaunched...
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Music Rights Australia wants ‘six steps’ approach to online piracy

In the ongoing consultation in Australia about how to address online piracy (and stem infringers’ activities), Music Rights Australia has outlined its hopes for implementation and pointed to other markets as offering a...
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IFPI demands torrent sites in Austria are blocked

The IFPI has given the five leading ISPs in Austria less than a fortnight to block user access to four torrent sites – The Pirate Bay, Isohunt.to, 1337x and H33t. This comes in the wake of a long-running court action that...
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Mega blocked in Italy as Baboom hires music veteran as CFO

It’s a busy time for Kim Dotcom’s two latest startups, Mega and Baboom. Mega had some bad news last week as the online storage site was blocked in Italy by ISPs, after accusations of film piracy by indie distributor Eyemoon...
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US internet companies demand ‘strong, enforceable net neutrality rules’

With the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mulling its options in the long-running debate over net neutrality, tech trade body The Internet Association has weighed in with its views. The body represents the likes...
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More musicians add their voices to US net neutrality debate

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking lots of flak for its net neutrality proposals, with critics arguing against its proposals to allow ISPs to charge digital media companies for smooth access to their...
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UK set for ‘voluntary copyright alert’ programme with big ISPs

The anti-piracy provisions of the UK’s 2010 Digital Economy Act still haven’t been implemented, but now ISPs are on the verge of signing a voluntary agreement with the BPI and Motion Picture Association to send...
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Filesharing blocks are on the way in Singapore

The latest country to introduce legislation that could see popular filesharing sites blocked by ISPs is Singapore. Its amended copyright law will enable rightsholders in various industries to apply for High Court orders to...
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Argentinian ISPs forced to block The Pirate Bay

Argentina is the latest country where ISPs have been ordered to block access to filesharing site The Pirate Bay by a court ruling. The order was actually made last month by the 67th District Federal Court in Argentina, but...