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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 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.
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
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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.
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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.
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.
Letters being sent to suspected unlawful file-sharers demanding money are not the right approach, the UK's music industry body has said
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.
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
Tory leader David Cameron has delivered a speechto the AGM of the BPI, and seems to be telling the music industry exactly what it wants to hear.Up to now Cameron has appeared to have taken an informed and un-Tory view of the world - noticeable on green issues - but it seems the rumours of him moving to the right in response to Gordon Brown's appointment as Prime Minister seems justified here:"ISPs can block access and indeed close down offending file-sharing sites.
£150,000 legal bill, for starters
Boo to the BPI and hooray to the Home Office, says Ispa
The BPI should concentrate on selling gangsta rap, not acting the part out
The British Phonographic Industry has won two landmark cases against unauthorised file-sharers
Surjit Chana, Lotus VP of Marketing, wasin Asia recently for ND7 launches and had this to say...Asa result, IBM's clear product roadmap and consistent delivery of new LotusNotes and Domino technology has resulted in more than 90 percent of customersworking on the most recent version of the product, which is an unprecedentedrate of adoption in the software industry. Chana also noted that Lotus Notes has posted a double-digit growth in thefirst half of 2005 compared to the collaboration market's single-digitgrowth or less than 10 percent. "With 120 million users worldwide,it is very important that we provide them with the necessary support andboth forward and backward compatibility," Chana added.Faire Ann Co, SWG country manager of IBM Phil said that local clients areexpected to upgrade to the new version of Lotus Notes and Domino 7.Some of the major users of Lotus Notes are BPI, Equitable PCIBank, RCBC,UCPB, Central Bank, Land Bank and Development Bank of the Philippines.There are over 120 installed base of Lotus in the country and still growing,said Co. She also noted that many of the users in the country are migratingto Lotus Notes from Microsoft Exchange.Link: ManillaBulletin Online: More users migrate from Microsoft Exchange to new LotusNotes > (also seenhere,thanks Dec)
British ISPs are being forced to hand over the details of customers accused of copyright infringment after a High Court victory for the BPI
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