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Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling

Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling

By 15 January 2010

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

By 14 January 2010

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

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... >>

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... >>

uTorrent gets video streaming functionality

uTorrent gets video streaming functionality

By 18 December 2009

Popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has added a new bit of functionality that'll likely make filesharers very happy indeed. You can begin streaming video before it's finished downloading. Plenty of people use BitTorrent to watch television shows from the... >>

Demonoid returns to the web

Demonoid returns to the web

By 14 December 2009

Back in September, after suffering massive hardware issues, Bittorrent tracker Demonoid went down. But now, the site suddenly appears to be back online, accepting logins from registered users. An announcement on the front page reads: "Hello! We are currently... >>

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook confront UK Government

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook confront UK Government

By 2 December 2009

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

By 30 November 2009

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... >>

Virgin Media to monitor filesharers

Virgin Media to monitor filesharers

By 27 November 2009

Virgin Media is trialling a deep packet inspection system that will see 40% of the ISP's network being monitored for file sharing activity. The network plans not to inform customers that they're being monitored. The system is called CView and is being... >>

Mininova shuts down all illegal torrents

Mininova shuts down all illegal torrents

By 27 November 2009

Mininova, one of the bigger Bittorrent filesharing sites on the Web, has shut down every single "infringing" torrent in its index and pledged to go legitimate. All torrents have been removed, except the ones that were uploaded through its content distribution... >>


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