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

If you need short-term cash, a peer-to-peer loan is tempting

Should you profit from expensive payday loans?

Firms offering to put ordinary people in touch with each other to borrow or lend offer an alternative to banks.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom released on bail

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.

Chris Martin's band are not allied with Spotify

Coldplay 'wrong' on download boycott

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.

Digital revenues jump to $5.2bn

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.

Prices in agents' windows are not a true benchmark for the value of your home

Beat miserly bank returns by going social

Cutting out the middle man and becoming the lender yourself is growing in popularity, but is it safe? Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight report

112 arrested for child porn

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.

Market Report: Whitbread starts to feel pain but the call is 'buy'

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.

Guardian journalist accused of recklessly disclosing password

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.

Hollywood's legal victory over BT threatens illegal file-sharing

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.

Cyberclinic: Hollywood must sharpen up its act on piracy threat

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.

Money Insider: Don't dismiss peer-to-peer options for personal loans

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.

Explosions in the Sky, Roundhouse, London

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.

LimeWire settles with record labels

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.

The Business On... Mark Gorton, Founder, LimeWire

Is that still going? I can't get the website to work these days.

Mumsnet TV series to 'help and advise' mums

The influential parenting forum Mumsnet is to expand from the internet to a television series in which members give advice to mothers.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links