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Mandelson delivers on three-strikes warning

Mandelson delivers on three-strikes warning

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Peter Mandelson has, as expected, delivered an assault on filesharers at the C&binet Forum. He has laid out his intentions to submit legislation to parliament that would cut persistent file sharers off the web entirely, after a couple of warnings. The... >>

P2P traffic steadily dropping

P2P traffic steadily dropping

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A report from a network management firm called Arbor Networks has said that peer-to-peer traffic on the Web is falling rapidly. The company, which is used by more than 70% of the world's top ISPs, says that streaming video is replacing it, along with... >>

Microsoft Office 2010 leaks to Bittorrent

Microsoft Office 2010 leaks to Bittorrent

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Microsoft Office 2010 is due next year, but a version has already leaked out to Bittorrent websites. It's the first that uses the term "beta", indicating that development of the software may be further along than previously believed. The release, which... >>

Radiohead embraces torrents for music distribution

Radiohead embraces torrents for music distribution

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Late last week, a new Radiohead song leaked onto the web called "These Are My Twisted Words". Today, the band officially announced the song on their "Dead Air Space" blog, which came with not only a link to the band's official web store W.A.S.T.E., but... >>

"Little evidence" file-sharing helps unsigned bands

"Little evidence" file-sharing helps unsigned bands

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A frequent claim among P2P defenders is that file-sharing sites are good for the music industry because they help less popular acts reach a wider audience. That appears not the be the case, if research from PRS for Music is to be believed. Will Page,... >>

Woman fined £16,000 in file sharing crackdown

Woman fined £16,000 in file sharing crackdown

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And so it starts ... the Italian government is trying to ban Pirate Bay, ISPs in the UK are sending letters to internet users who they know are illegally downloading content from the web, and now someone has actually been taken to court. A woman, who... >>

LimeWire opens online store with 500,000 songs

LimeWire opens online store with 500,000 songs

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They may have faced the wrath of the mighty music labels time and time again, but LimeWire just keeps going. The company has now opened a music store with around 500,000 DRM-free songs, but none of them are taken from the catalogues of major record labels.... >>