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Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

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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... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

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TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period.  The... >>

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

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If you haven't been languishing in a cave or living in some remote corner of the globe without TV or internet access, then you have probably come across something called the Digital Economy Bill. This bill was recently passed and it has within it certain... >>

O2 wades into filesharing row

O2 wades into filesharing row

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Mobile phone and broadband network O2 has jumped into the row over content providers sending out thousands of threatening legal letters, calling the practice "bullying".  The main target of O2's wrath is ACS:Law, a law firm which specialises in sending... >>

Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets

Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets

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Twitter has rolled out a mandatory password reset to a number of its users whom it suspected of having compromised accounts. The push involves a number of accounts that experienced a "sudden surge" in followers. The microblogging network said in a blog... >>

Ipredator VPN opens to the public

Ipredator VPN opens to the public

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The chaps at the Pirate Bay have announced that their anonymization VPN service, Ipredator, is now out of beta and available to the public. The service, which allows surfers to completely conceal their tracks, was launched in response to Europe's proposed... >>

Guide to fighting a filesharing accusation released

Guide to fighting a filesharing accusation released

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Back in November, Pocket-lint reported the news that law firm ACS:Law was planning to send out 15,000 letters to households that it suspected were sharing copyrighted material on the Web. That campaign has just started to kick in, with letters now showing... >>

Bono demands greater web copyright policing

Bono demands greater web copyright policing

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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... >>

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook confront UK Government

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook confront UK Government

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Google, Facebook, Yahoo and eBay have launched a blistering attack on Lord Mandelson, expressing "grave concerns" about his plans to change copyright laws in the recently-proposed Digital Economy bill. The four companies have strongly objected to clause... >>

Filesharers to receive cash demands

Filesharers to receive cash demands

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15,000 suspected filesharers in the UK could soon be getting a letter from a company called ACS:Law which accuses them of sharing copyrighted material illegally, offering the chance to settle out of court for "several hundreds of pounds". The letters... >>