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Copyright law makes format shifting legal

Copyright law makes format shifting legal

By 3 August 2011

The Government has announced that it is to make changes to copyright law, legalising the practice of transferring video and audio files from one format, say a CD, over to another - in this age most likely being a digital file. The current law states that... >>

DVD and CD ripping to become legal in UK - thanks to Hargreaves Report

DVD and CD ripping to become legal in UK - thanks to Hargreaves Report

By 18 May 2011

A review into the UK's copyright laws has been completed, and it proposes several changes that will bring the country more in line with the digital age. The report presented by Professor Ian Hargreaves was commissioned by the Prime Minister to address... >>

Premier League teams up to take on ISPs in Digital Economy Act row

Premier League teams up to take on ISPs in Digital Economy Act row

By 31 January 2011

The Digital Economy Act - you remember that, right? (it caused quite a fuss when it was introduced last year)? Well, it looks as if the fuss is set to return as the Premier League has teamed up with eight other organisations including the Producers' Alliance... >>

Pirate Bay sunk in raids... For a couple of hours

Pirate Bay sunk in raids... For a couple of hours

By 8 September 2010

Hugely popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay, was completely down for a few hours yesterday after police in up to 14 countries raided numerous locations believed to contain its servers. The bulk of the action was undertaken in Sweden, although the UK,... >>

Google wins copyright lawsuit

Google wins copyright lawsuit

By 24 June 2010

Google has won its high profile legal battle with media giant Viacom in a ruling that could have major ramifications for copyrighted content.  Viacom, who owns MTV and Comedy Central amongst other things, had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the big... >>

Pirate Bay's ISP receives Hollywood injunction

Pirate Bay's ISP receives Hollywood injunction

By 13 May 2010

The Motion Picture Association of America has obtained a preliminary injunction from a German court for CyberBunker, the ISP responsible for hosting Swedish website The Pirate Bay. According to Torrent Freak the injunction, taken out against CyberBunker's... >>

Limewire loses in copyright case

Limewire loses in copyright case

By 13 May 2010

Limewire has lost its case with 13 major US record labels, in a lawsuit which originally began in 2006. Lime Wire LLC, the parent name for the P2P sharing software, and its founder Mark Gorton, were judged to have infringed upon copyright and engaged... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

By 7 May 2010

While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

By 16 April 2010

The RIAA and MPAA - trade bodies for the USA's major music labels and film studios respectively - have proposed the creation and use of anti-copyright-infringement software, based on the antivirus software installed on most PCs. In a submission (PDF)... >>

Bono demands greater web copyright policing

Bono demands greater web copyright policing

By 4 January 2010

Bono has weighed into the filesharing debate on the side of the major labels, in an editorial marking the beginning of a new decade in the New York Times. The musician lists 10 things he'd like to see in the 2010s, including a desire for the internet... >>


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