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TalkTalk 'most complained-about ISP' for fifth time

TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.

June 27, 2012 by

Piracy talks set for Thursday

Despite concerns that the talks will fall over, the Australian Government will hold another set of piracy meetings with internet service providers (ISPs), content owners and consumer groups on Thursday.

June 4, 2012

BT faces lower limit on line rental charges

The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.

February 6, 2012 by

SOPA anti-piracy bill stalls after DNS blow

US lawmakers have removed a provision of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act that would have compelled ISPs to block access to foreign websites that are used for copyright infringement.On the same day that the White House warned against attempts to tamper with the Domain Name System (DNS), congressman Lamar Smith, the main sponsor of the bill, said on Friday that the site-blocking elements of SOPA were being excised pending further examination.

January 16, 2012 by

DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents

In a move the tech sector will surely see as a victory, a controversial antipiracy bill in being debated in Congress will no longer seek to require ISPs to block access to overseas Web sites accused of piracy.

January 13, 2012

ISPs stuck with 'Malaysia' piracy solution

You've got to have some sympathy for internet service providers, just like Labor with asylum seeker policies, no matter what they do around copyright infringement, someone will be unhappy.

November 28, 2011

Content owners reject ISP piracy scheme

Internet service providers (ISPs) have failed to win over content groups to a new proposed copyright-infringement notice scheme aimed at reducing incidence of piracy.

November 28, 2011

Piracy crackdown proposal shields ISPs

The new industry piracy proposal will help shield internet service providers (ISPs) from further lawsuits from copyright holders, according to legal experts, but questions still remain over costs and potential effectiveness.

November 27, 2011

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