The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down
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Saturday 31 March 2012
Firms offering to put ordinary people in touch with each other to borrow or lend offer an alternative to banks.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, was released on bail today after a New Zealand judge determined that authorities have seized any funds he could have used to flee the country.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
The music industry saw worldwide revenues from digital jump 8 per cent to $5.2bn (£3.3bn) last year, and these now represent one third of all sales, according to the IFPI trade body.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Legal action against illegal file-sharers has helped to bring an 8 per cent rise in global digital-music revenues, but an industry report claims stars should stop boycotting streaming services such as Spotify.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Cutting out the middle man and becoming the lender yourself is growing in popularity, but is it safe? Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight report
Saturday 17 December 2011
Police in 22 countries across Europe have arrested 112 people after a year-long investigation into child pornography. Reporting the raids, Europol said technology was making detection ever more difficult.
Friday 16 December 2011
As investment decisions go, buying into a company just as it admits that trading is on the wane may seem counter-intuitive. Yet that is exactly what punters were being told to do with Whitbread yesterday, despite the Costa Coffee owner's disappointing figures earlier in the week.
Friday 02 September 2011
An uncensored version of the entire US State Department's cable database obtained by WikiLeaks last year has been circulating on the internet, prompting fears that lives have been put at risk.
Friday 29 July 2011
Illegal file-sharing websites face a fight to survive after Hollywood studios won a landmark high court ruling forcing BT to block access to Newzbin2, a site providing links to illegal downloads of films, music and games.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Downloading copyrighted material without paying is supposedly a sneaky, clandestine activity, concealed from the raging, helpless copyright owners beneath some kind of impenetrable digital cloak. But it's not that clandestine.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Even though the base rate has been stuck fast at 0.5 per cent for the past 27 months, the interest rate charged by banks and building societies for personal loans is at the highest level for over a decade.
Thursday 26 May 2011
For most bands, the microphone is the focal point of a show, the vessel through which lyrics can be sung and thanks given. For the Texan band Explosions in the Sky, however, it is little more than a distraction. Used for a brief hello and goodbye, the mic stands on one side while the four-piece tear through a set filled with emotions and ideas for which words seem insufficient.
Saturday 14 May 2011
Limewire and its founder Mark Gorton have agreed to pay record companies $105m (£66m), ending a US trial over copyright-infringement damages owed by the once popular but now defunct file-sharing service.
Friday 06 May 2011
Is that still going? I can't get the website to work these days.
Saturday 16 April 2011
The influential parenting forum Mumsnet is to expand from the internet to a television series in which members give advice to mothers.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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