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Australian ISPs propose copyright infringement notice scheme

Australian telco industry body Communications Alliance and five of the country’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have unveiled a scheme aimed at combating the growing problem of online copyright infringement.…

We don’t need a Eurorights crisis

The Eurozone crisis continues in full swing and its seemingly inexorable unfolding proves you should never say “at least it can’t get any worse.” Blame for the mess points in…

Kroes: Copyright system failing

Kroes: Copyright system failing

Neelie Kroes, the EC’s Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, has renewed her criticism of Europe’s copyright regime, suggesting that the artist should be put at the centre of not only…

E&Y: Industry co-operation can help curb piracy

Co-operation between the entertainment, social media and CE manufacture sectors can help curb piracy of intellectual property, according to an Ernst and Young (E&Y) study presented at the Forum d’Avignon…

Digital piracy common in the US

Digital piracy common in the US

A preliminary report detailing the extent and type of digital piracy that is currently taking place in the United States suggests that while individual acts of digital piracy are common,…

SOPA sparks backlash from Facebook, Google

Big Internet brands including Google and Facebook have lined up oppose  the new Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill that is being debated in Congress. Some of the Internet’s biggest…

31% to ignore Ofcom piracy warnings

A poll carried out by UK help site PC Advisor suggests that 31 per cent of respondents plan to continue sharing files illegally despite the possibility of receiving warning letters…

Aussie expat TV torrent site shut down

The Australian producers of acclaimed drama The Slap have succeeded in shutting down a Netherlands-based piracy website used by some 40,000 Australian and New Zealand expats to watch local shows…

Illegally downloaded games up 20% in five years

Illegally downloaded games up 20% in five years

The number of illegally downloaded video games has gone up nearly 20 per cent in the last five years. Figures from research firm Envisional also suggest the top five games…

China deletes 400,000 piracy links

China deletes 400,000 piracy links

The Copyright Protection Centre of China has reported it has deleted more than 400,000 unauthorised Internet audio and video links since June 2010. As part of the country’s efforts to…