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Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

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Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its... >>

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

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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)... >>

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

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A nasty bit of malware is reportedly doing the rounds in the BitTorrent community, taking the form of a fake copyright violation notice that demands cash in exchange for the user not being sued. It directs users to the ICCP Foundation, whose website is... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Oxford University bans Spotify

Oxford University bans Spotify

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It's being reported that Oxford University, one of the UK's foremost academic institutions, has banned the use of music streaming service Spotify from its network. The University's computing services department, OUCS, has pinned the blame on the large... >>

Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling

Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling

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Cast your mind back to the beginning of June 2008, when six people were arrested following the shutdown of a music sharing site called OiNK's Pink Palace - described as "one of the world's largest and most meticulously maintained online music repositories".... >>

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... >>

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill

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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... >>

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... >>