The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down
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Thursday 22 April 2010
A town that was split in two after a bridge was washed away by floods has been brought together again for the first time in five months.
Thursday 08 April 2010
The Government's controversial plans to clamp down on illegal file-sharing are set to become law after peers today agreed changes made in the Commons.
Saturday 03 April 2010
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.
Wednesday 17 March 2010
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Monday 01 March 2010
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.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
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.
Friday 22 January 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
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).
Thursday 21 January 2010
Tuesday 19 January 2010
The battle between online file-sharers, governments and content providers looks set to intensify with the looming launch of Section 92a in New Zealand.
Saturday 16 January 2010
Tuesday 12 January 2010
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.
Friday 04 December 2009
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.
Friday 30 October 2009
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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