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Deal struck for online piracy warning letters in UK

A rather archaic sounding deal between the entertainment industry and ISPs has been struck that will see warning letters sent to those suspected of piracy. The Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP) is the result of almost four year’s worth of debating, the BBC reports. Rights holders will, once they have …

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FilesTube and TorrentReactor among 21 blocked websites in the UK

The British courts have ordered ISPs to block a further 21 websites accused to sharing illegal material. Sites including FilesTube and TorrentReactor were among those named by the British Recording Music Industry (BPI). ISPs were ordered to block all sites on the list by October 30th. BT and Virgin Media …

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The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

UK residents are now able to access The Pirate Bay using a dedicated web browser designed by the controversial organisation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Pirate Bay has released a new download called PirateBrowser. It’s effectively a functional web browser that will allow users to bypass ISP filters that typically …

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ISPs refuse BPI request to block access to three torrent sharing sites

A request from the British Phonographic Industry for ISPs to block access to three additonal torrent sharing sites has been rebuffed. The BBC reports that the BPI sent a letter – which was subsequently leaked – to BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk asking that they voluntarily block …

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UK ISP’s renew efforts to block Pirate Bay

Several major UK ISPs have expanded their blockade against The Pirate Bay by denying a number of new IP addresses known to be used by the file-sharing website to their blacklist. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Talk Talk have all widened their block, although The Pirate Bay is thought to …

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Now BT blocks The Pirate Bay… but site reports increased UK traffic

BT has finally caved to legal pressure and blocked access to The Pirate Bay for its UK customers. It was the last ISP to cooperate with the High Court’s demand to revoke access tot eh portal, with others such as TalkTalk, Virgin, O2 and Sky having already implemented bans. However, …

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O2 to block Pirate Bay from midnight tonight

Broadband provider O2 will from midnight tonight (Friday May 8th) block access to The Pirate Bay. The move will also mean that customers of Be Broadband, a subsidiary of O2, will also have their access blocked. "The main UK internet providers were ordered by the high court to block access …

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Virgin Media blocks Pirate Bay, but site traffic rockets

Cable TV and internet specialist Virgin Media has become the first UK ISP to block The Pirate Bay from its broadband users. Virgin media has received an order from the Courts requiring us to prevent access to this site in order to help protect against copyright infringement,” a notice reads …

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