Life and Style A ruling which banned Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

Internet suspension threat for digital 'pirates'

Lord Mandelson will be given additional powers to cut off the internet connection of people who persistently download and share copyrighted material under a new plan to curb piracy.

Is the Pirate Bay takeover sinking?

Controversy and the Pirate Bay have always gone together like peanut butter and jam, but now, quicker than you can utter "arrgh me hearties", the controversy seems to have spread to Global Gaming, the company aiming to become the Pirate Bay's new owner.

The Net closes in on internet piracy

Seven million downloaders face being branded criminals in new government drive. Jane Merrick reports

Kazaa file share case goes to court

Lawyers are to begin formally presenting their case in a music downloading lawsuit filed by the recording industry against a Boston University student.

Illegal downloading: What happens if you're caught?

Whether it's swapping songs or swiping movies, almost every internet user has been tempted by the huge amount of free entertainment online. So what's the worst that could happen if you do fill your hard drive with illegal spoils? Robert Verkaik investigates

What's Pirate Bay without the pirates?

Having announced that torrent site The Pirate Bay has been sold to Sweden's Global Gaming Factory and are to list on the Swedish stock market, Peter Sunde (one of the mega-popular site's co-founders) has also announced sweeping changes that could see the iconic web service embracing a new business model.

The Pirate Bay sold to gaming firm for £5m

The Pirate Bay, the notorious file-sharing website, was yesterday sold to a Swedish software company, Global Gaming Factory (GGF), sparking outrage from many of its users.

Music pirate ordered to pay recording companies $2m

A jury ruling in the only US file-sharing case to go to trial said Thursday that a woman must pay nearly $2 million to recording companies for illegally sharing 24 songs by artist such as Gloria Estefan, Green Day and Sheryl Crow.

Phones levy to pay for broadband boost

A levy could be established on all fixed telephone lines to pay for an independent national fund to ensure "maximum next generation broadband coverage".

Music industry faces off with US file-sharer

The Minnesota woman who became the only music file-sharing defendant so far to go to trial in the US is getting a replay two years after losing the case.

P2P geek caught in $29m music copyright scrap

Pablo Soto's story may be every computer whiz kid's dream - or nightmare. After leaving school at 16 to support his family, he managed to eke out a living doing what he loves most: designing computer programs.

Sweden: We're not geeks any more, say Pirates of the internet

Amid the deluge of bewilderingly long and indigestible political manifestos, that of Sweden's Pirate Party was refreshingly brief – an internet file-sharing free-for-all, a ban on monitoring emails and the abolition of patents. Standing on essentially a single issue might have seemed like cloud-cuckoo land but the Scandinavian fringe party picked up more than 7 per cent of the Swedish vote at the weekend, capturing a seat in the European Parliament.

Leading article: The Speaker's last stand

Anyone who did not think that the country was on the brink of a serious political crisis over the expenses scandal must surely realise that it is now. Whatever happens next, the scenes in the Commons yesterday afternoon proved that the current state of affairs is unsustainable. MPs packed the Chamber, expecting – from a torrent of apparently well-informed speculation – that the Speaker would announce his intention to leave office at the next election. Their belief was that this was the minimum Michael Martin could do to expiate their collective guilt.

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent