Kiwi shadow minister suggests broadband copyright tax
Clare Curran, New Zealand's shadow minister for information and communications technology, has suggested "introducing a licensing fee attached to internet service provider (ISP) connections" to battle online piracy.
July 23, 2009
Myka: a BitTorrent set-top box for your living room
The Pirate Bay may be going legit, but the march of technological innovation around BitTorrent continues elsewhere. Take Myka, a new set-top box which lets people sit on their sofas and download torrent files to be played...
July 1, 2009
Hardcore P2P users more likely to go underground
There's been conflicting research into how internet users will react to a letter from their ISPs warning them not to file-share.
June 23, 2009
UK could force ISPs to apply technical measures on file sharers
The UK Culture Secretary confirmed today that the Government is preparing legislation to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to apply technical measures on the most persistent file sharers.
June 4, 2009
RIAA struggling to sign up US ISPs to graduated response
The UK government may be considering legislation to force ISPs to implement graduated response schemes to punish persistent illegal file-sharers, but it seems in the US, the RIAA is struggling to negotiate voluntary deals...
June 4, 2009
German culture minister slams own government for inaction over piracy
German minister for culture Bernd Neumann has criticised his own ministry of justice for not doing enough to combat illegal file-sharing.
June 1, 2009
Paul McGuinness: “Free is the enemy of good”
U2 manager Paul McGuinness is at it again - giving his views on the state of the music industry.
May 29, 2009
Second Swedish ISP says it won’t retain customer IP records
The recently introduced IPRED law requires ISPs to turn over user data if ordered to by a court, but now a second ISP has announced that it will delete all IP records of its customers to avoid having to do so.
April 29, 2009
Taiwan says yes to three-strikes law
Graduated response schemes may have run into problems elsewhere in the world, but Taiwan has just passed an amendment to its copyright act introducing a three-strikes provision, where ISPs will be able to restrict the internet...
April 28, 2009
Rapidshare handing over user data to record labels
There's plenty of noise today about file-hosting service Rapidshare apparently providing record labels with details of users accused of uploading pre-release albums to the site.
April 28, 2009
EC to prosecute UK over Phorm broadband ad-serving tech
The row around a company called Phorm, which works with ISPs to offer targeted ads based on broadband users' surfing habits, has been rumbling for months in the UK.
April 15, 2009