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The music industry body, which found its previous request for the proxy's closure rebuffed, is now preparing to take the matter to the courts.
The BPI has asked the UK wing of the Pirate Party to remove its blockade-busting proxy for the notorious file-sharing site, but the fledgling political party has refused.
According to reports, the BPI has asked the UK's largest ISPs to block access to the file-sharing sites Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents. As per usual, the ISPs have refused to do so without a court order.
The High Court ruling in a case brought by a collection of music labels against The Pirate Bay looks likely to lead to the popular file-sharing site being blocked by the UK's major ISPs
The BPI and rights holder organisations should get a court order if they want to BT to block the Pirate Bay file-sharing website, according to communications minister Ed Vaizey.The BPI should apply for a court order, rather than request a voluntary takedown of the Pirate Bay by BT, Vaizey told ZDNet UK on Thursday.
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The BPI has fired a shot across BT's bows, requesting it to block the Pirate Bay file-sharing website for BT customers, in the wake of a ruling that BT block Newzbin2
A court has ordered Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, two teenagers accused of taking part in Anonymous and LulzSec hacking campaigns, to appear to enter pleas in January
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Digital rights and anti-censorship groups have written to the BPI, the UK's music industry body, asking for secret web-blocking plans to be made public.According to the Open Rights Group, Article 19, Global Partners and Index on Censorship, the BPI and others met with communications minister Ed Vaizey on 4 April "to discuss a private website-blocking proposal in order to combat online copyright infringement".
Ireland's legal system has approved the disconnection of unlawful file-sharers from the internet, after a judge ruled such disconnections did not contravene data protection legislation.The Irish high court had been examining the issue of disconnecting file-sharers of copyrighted material, after Eircom agreed to the 'three-strikes' disconnections in a settlement with EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Universal.
Last night I attended a debate about the Digital Economy Bill, held at Queen Mary law school. BPI public affairs chief Richard Mollet (smooth) and Open Rights Group boss Jim Killock (less smooth) were thrashing out issues such as suspension/disconnection, numbers of strikes, kids being cut off from their schoolwork, musicians losing millions, et cetera.
Last-minute amendments to the bill, which will soon move to the House of Commons, deal with disconnection of file sharers and web-site blocking
Part of Amendment 120A mirrors a BPI lobbying proposal, but the peer who tabled the amendment says there was a "mixture of influences"
The UK's music industry body has told ISPs that they should stop being "dumb pipes", and should instead make millions of pounds from selling songs online.The UK's largest ISP, TalkTalk, immediately responded by pointing out that ISPs already offer legal download services, and suggesting that the BPI should perhaps rather concentrate on not trying to criminalise its customers.
Two Davenport Lyons partners have been referred to a disciplinary tribunal for sending payment-demanding letters to people accused of unlawful file-sharing
Letters being sent to suspected unlawful file-sharers demanding money are not the right approach, the UK's music industry body has said
Survey brings little Christmas cheer for record industry
Suspected British file-sharers of copyrighted material are to receive warning letters from their internet service providers after the six largest ISPs in the UK signed a government-brokered memorandum of understanding with the country's record label association, the BPI.
Now that I've written my straight news story on the BPI's imminent scare campaign against illegal filesharing, I thought I'd vent my spleen on the subject.What's going to happen is that hundreds of thousands of letters will be sent out, threatening...
The BPI has signed a deal with the six largest internet service providers in the UK that will see 'hundreds of thousands of informative letters' sent to customers suspected of illegal file-sharing
The ISP Association praises those pushing for faster broadband, but criticises politicians and the music industry for trying to place restrictions on internet use
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