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

Another internet billionaire?

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.

Letters: Caring for the elderly

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

Edwyn Collins, Midlake and Warpaint made great music in 2010. Here, they and others reveal who rocked their worlds

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee