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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Mandelson delivers on three-strikes warning

Mandelson delivers on three-strikes warning

By 29 October 2009

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... >>