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Mandelson backs three-strikes policy

Labour MP and Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has stated that the UK will follow the lead set by France in introducing a three-strikes-and-you’re-out” policy that will leave those accused of internet piracy without a broadband connection. Lord Mandelson wants those found guilty of repeat offences cut off within 15 months …

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FRANCE: Net piracy law passed

European powerhouse France has ushered in controversial new legislation that looks to cut off the internet connections of those found to have pirated movies, music and games online. Offenders face being cut off from the internet for up to a year. A new agency has been established to govern the …

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rllmuk forum fighting for survival

One of the most established video games forums on the internet is in the process of asking its members to invest in it in an effort to both safeguard its future and build toward possible expansion. rllmuk, which was formed out of the ashes of the original Edge forum in …

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ERA: Filesharing bleeding retail dry

The new chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association Paul Quirk has claimed that internet file-sharing is the greatest challenge posed to modern entertainment retailers, claiming that internet piracy is bleeding our industry dry”. Too often the debate over illegal filesharing is portrayed as an ideological battle, but for us this …

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Dreamcast celebrates 10th birthday

Whilst fans of Liverpudlian pop may well celebrate September 9th 2009 for other reasons, EA Sports boss – and self-processed murderer of the Dreamcast – Peter Moore has reminded us all that today is in fact the 10th birthday of Sega’s famous Dreamcast console. Furthermore, in a eulogy to the …

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CHINA: Gaming outranks shopping online

New research shows more Internet users in China use the web for online gaming than shopping. New research from the China Internet Network Information Center shows approximately 200 million of China’s web users regularly play online video games. This places the pastime the sixth most-used application for the Internet, while …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: Broadband tax on the way

All people who have a copper telephone landline will soon see an additional 50p added to their monthly bills following the government’s announcement of a 6 per year charge that will fund Britain’s future superfast broadband network. Parliament has stated that its intention is for every UK household to have …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: Pressure mounts on file-sharers

Regulating body Ofcom is to be given the power to demand that ISPs hand over account information concerning people who persist is sharing files over the internet. ISPs will also be required to inform users that their inappropriate activity must cease, and will be encouraged to cut the connections of …

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FRANCE: Online anti-piracy ruling passed

Having been on the brink of approval in November last year, the French government has now given final approval to new laws that could lead to the prosecution of anyone found to have downloaded copyrighted material on three separate occasions. The BBC reports that The Creation and Internet bill was …

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Wii Fit tops online UK shopping searches

Online shopping stats firm Hitwise has revealed that Nintendo’s Wii Fit is currently the most searched for product by internet shoppers in the UK – with the Wii console itself and Apple’s iPhone close behind. In total, Wii Fit accounted for one in six searches for video game products in …

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