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Pirate site: “We can defeat blocking”

Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 is readying software it says will defeat attempts to stop people visiting it. At the beginning of summer  BT was ordered to block access to Newzbin2…

Google: ‘We can’t block sites’

Google: ‘We can’t block sites’

Getting its defence in early, Google has said it would be unworkable for it to block entire sites. In a speech to the Royal Television Society on Wednesday it has…

Hunt pressures ISPs on pirates

On Wednesday, Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, is expected to pile on the pressure to ISPs to block pirate sites. He will exhort them to make ‘life more difficult’ for online…

Anti-piracy group slams PayPal, iDeal

Dutch anti-Internet piracy group Brein has called on electronic payment companies such as PayPal and iDeal to cease processing payments to websites which facilitate illegal file-sharing. “These providers are providing…

Australia: ISPs are key to reducing online theft

Research by Sycamore Research & Marketing reveals  that 72 per cent of Australian consumers say they would stop illegal downloading activities if they received an educational notice from their ISP.…

AEPOC adds more wins against pirates

AEPOC adds more wins against pirates

AEPOC, Europe’s audiovisual anti-piracy association has assisted Portugese member ZON in bringing successful action against activities designed to defraud rights holders in June. Following several investigations in the areas of…

Google updates copyright infringement initiatives

Following its December announcement of four initiatives to tackle the problem of copyright infringement online, Google has issued an update on its ongoing efforts. In a Public Policy blog post,…

Anti-piracy initiative from Pakistan

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the country’s Intellectual Property Rights Organisation (IPO) have revealed a joint initiative against the menace of piracy in the electronic media. According…

Pakistan: $4bn broadcasting market

The electronic media has emerged as one of the fastest-growing and most competitive sectors in Pakistan, according to the Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (PEMRA). Presenting the watchdog’s…

UK plans IP law reforms

UK plans IP law reforms

The UK Government has announced plans to support economic growth by modernising UK intellectual property laws. Ministers have accepted the recommendations made in an independent review which estimate a potential…