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

The Business On... Daniel Ek, Founder, Spotify

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Ke$ha topped the digital pops in 2010

American singer Ke$ha's debut release "Tik Tok" was the biggest-selling digital single in the world last year. It sold 12.8 million copies – three million more than Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", which topped the chart in 2009.

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Whistleblowers needed to expose poor care homes

Amazon allows customers to lend e-books to just one friend

Amazon is is enabling readers of electronic books to lend digital copies of their favourite titles to their friends, in an effort to bring one of the key social aspects of reading to its Kindle device.

Peer to peer: The stars' albums of the year

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Harry Potter film is leaked online ahead of release

It's a mystery as unfathomable as any phenomenon at Hogwarts. How did the first 36 minutes of the new Harry Potter film leak on to the internet?

Download error: Music industry pulls the plug on file-sharing site

File sharing websites were dealt a huge blow last night when a judge in New York City pulled the plug on LimeWire, the music-sharing website used by as many as 50 million users, issuing a permanent injunction forcing it to go offline, probably for good.

LimeWire ordered to shut down

Lime Group, whose LimeWire software has allowed people to share songs and other files over the internet, received a federal injunction to disable key parts of its service.

Internet icons: Something to say? Button it

If you've read something online and want to pass it on, it's easy, says Gillian Orr. Just learn to use the icons

I'm aroused by child abuse pictures, says Jon Venables

Jon Venables confessed he is aroused by images of children being abused as police confronted him with his crimes, it was revealed today.

James Bulger killer Jon Venables on child porn charges

Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger, has been charged with downloading and distributing child pornography, it can be reported today.

Singing the gaming
blues (well, folk)

Folk music and videogames might not seem like good bedfellows but that hasn’t stopped one singer-songwriter from combining the two.

100 paedophiles circulated two million indecent images

More than two million indecent internet images of children were circulated by 100 child sex offenders convicted in the past 20 months, an NSPCC investigation found.

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