UK ISPs ordered to block snide e-book sites
Something for the UK record industry to both cheer about and also feel slightly envious towards. The UK High Court has ruled that the country’s ISPs have to block access to sites offering unlicensed downloads of e-books....
May 28, 2015
Digital music tools: Linkfire
One link to serve them all: that is Linkfire’s aim – to reach all fans, no matter their music consumption preferences, in one fell swoop. The link shorteners space is not, excuse the pun, short of competition (bitly,...
December 10, 2014
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...
October 9, 2014
Google has now been sent 500m piracy takedown requests
Google’s Transparency Report for DMCA takedown notices has become a reliable way to gauge the efforts of creative industry rightsholders to get piracy links removed from its search engine. So here’s the new milestone...
October 8, 2014
RIAA has reported 50m infringing URLs to Google since May 2011
In the last three-and-a-bit years, US music industry body the RIAA has reported 50m website addresses to Google which it believes to involve infringing music. Half of those have been reported in the last year alone. That’s...
June 23, 2014
Twitter lists now available to half of all users
Heard about Twitter lists? It’s a new feature on the micro-blogging service that lets users create lists of other users, with unique URLS offering a stream of those users'' tweets.
October 30, 2009