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

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US Outlook: I would have been quite happy to cut a cheque for £145.50 this week. Or $222.60, for that matter. The BBC is always on the list when expat conversation turns to what we miss about the Old Country, and you find few dissenters on the value-for-money Brits get from the licence fee. Maybe we should be allowed to help with Auntie's little funding difficulties.

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While the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement sounds like a perfectly laudable effort to battle the production and distribution of knock-off perfume and handbags, the issue of intellectual property in the 21st century is a tad more complex. The ability that the internet has given us to share music, video, images and text makes it relevant to us all, and the fact that it's being negotiated behind closed doors and away from public scrutiny – in a manner quite out of step with other global treaties – is just one reason why the internet community is getting so worked up about it.

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Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko relished a solo performance on television last night, heaping insults on arch foe Viktor Yanukovych after he shunned a prime-time debate with her ahead of a presidential run-off.

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Christine Payne: File-sharing is not a victimless crime

Too often, illegal filesharing is seen as a ‘victimless crime’, with major media companies able to afford to pick up the tab (See Nicholas Jones in this morning's Independent, for example).

Nicholas Jones: Sharing files is an essential part of the digital revolution

I wonder who the music and film industries' target really is

Pat Pilcher: New Zealand's file-sharing arms race commences

The battle between online file-sharers, governments and content providers looks set to intensify with the looming launch of Section 92a in New Zealand.

Music file-sharer walks free in download trial

Jury clears Oink founder of fraud despite £185,000 discovered in his accounts

Oink creator improving his skills, court told

A software engineer whose illegal pirate music website allowed 21 million songs to be downloaded told a court today he set it up in his bedroom to brush up on his computing skills.

P2P lockdown plan leaves Spanish web users fuming

Many Spanish internet users are furious over a government proposal to shut down websites offering peer-to-peer file sharing of music and films without a court order.

David Prosser: Bringing the web pirates to justice

Outlook None of the internet service providers like Lord Mandelson's plans to force them to cut off the broadband accounts of customers who persistently flout file-sharing rules. Earlier this week, the Business Secretary said tough new rules would come into force from July 2011. That prompted warnings from some ISPs yesterday that they might even seek to challenge the rules on the grounds that taking away someone's broadband would be a breach of their human rights.

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