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May 9, 2012 by

Pirate Bay condemns Virgin Media hack

Hackers associated with Anonymous forced Virgin Media's website offline for at least an hour on Tuesday, but the file-sharing service whose blockage sparked the protest has condemned the attack.In an operation dubbed OpTPB, Anonymous hackers apparently subjected Virgin's site to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that began at 5pm.

January 12, 2012 by

Hackers retaliate as Dutch ISPs told to block Pirate Bay

A Dutch court has ordered two ISPs in that country to block their customers' access to The Pirate Bay, a site often used for copyright-infringing activities.On Wednesday, the Hague district court told the ISPs Ziggo and XS4ALL that they have to block the site within 10 days or face a €10,000 (£8,315) fine each day that access remains possible.

October 7, 2011 by

BT allowed to appeal against Digital Economy Act

BT has been given leave to revive its case against the Digital Economy Act, having been told earlier this year that they may not do so.Late on Friday morning, the telco won permission to appeal against the outcome of a judicial review in April, when the High Court threw out almost all of BT and TalkTalk's claims that the act was incompatible with EU laws on privacy, freedom of information and the responsibilities of ISPs.


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