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Digital music boom can't halt album slide

Digital music boom can't halt album slide

By 2 January 2012

The digital music landscape is shifting with the increasing popularity of streaming services such as Spotify but digital download purchases continue to grow. The digital music boom is highlighted by the 2011 figures which show that digital album purchases... >>

BT asked to block the The Pirate Bay

BT asked to block the The Pirate Bay

By 4 November 2011

When BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block pirate website Newzbin 2 back in July we at Pocket-lint questioned whether this meant an end to the free web. That question will be answered over time, but what is clear is that the judgement has opened... >>

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill

By 13 January 2010

Shenanigans are afoot in the House Of Lords, as Parliament scrutinizes Peter Mandelson's Digital Economy bill, which Peter Mandelson is desperately trying to push through before the general election looms. The government has backtracked on one set of... >>

BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

By 18 December 2009

New legal services that offer consumers free access to songs - such as We7, Spotify and Last.fm - are not stopping people from illegally downloading music, says the British Phonographic Industry. A survey carried out for the industry body (that's aim... >>

Music download sales double, says BPI

Music download sales double, says BPI

By 18 May 2009

Turns out that alongside the sky-rocketing popularity of illegal download services also comes a doubling in the popularity of legal ones. The BPI has announced that 9.5% of the population bought music downloads in 2008, compared with 5.1% in 2007. The... >>

Isle of Man could get unlimited music downloads

Isle of Man could get unlimited music downloads

By 21 January 2009

The Isle of Man's 80,000 residents could get a blanket license for unlimited music downloads. The scheme, proposed at the Midem music market conference in Cannes, would see the island's residents paying a compulsory tax to internet service providers that... >>

MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

By 4 November 2008

Seven of the UK's music download retailers have launched a campaign that identifies music in the MP3 format. Angled "to help consumers make the most of the growing availability of music in the universally compatible MP3 format", the campaign will get... >>

Microsoft publishes piracy report

Microsoft publishes piracy report

By 15 July 2008

Microsoft has carried out its very own research on illegal downloads and it seems 11-16-year-olds are amongst the most likely pirates in operation over the Internet today in Britain. According to the research, "this age group admitted they knew what piracy... >>

Warning letters go to 800 Virgin Broadband users

Warning letters go to 800 Virgin Broadband users

By 3 July 2008

It said it was going to crack down on illegal downloads, and Virgin Media has done exactly that sending out warning letters to 800 of its customers. The letters are part of a 10-week pilot programme run in conjunction with the British Phonographic Industry... >>

Virgin Media gets tough on downloads

Virgin Media gets tough on downloads

By 6 June 2008

Virgin Media suggested way back in March that it may adopt a "three strikes and you're out" policy towards internet subscribers who illegal download copyrighted material. Well the company is now taking action. From next week, for 10 weeks, customers who... >>


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