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Premier League to target football streaming servers that feed 'Kodi boxes'
Premier League to target football streaming servers that feed 'Kodi boxes'
The Premier League has secured a court order which will allow it to have access to servers streaming football matches blocked in the UK. ...... 08 Mar 2017
Torrent site proxy case dismissed by court
Torrent site proxy case dismissed by court
A case against a man who was accused of multiple offences for aiding users to bypass government / ISP blockades and censorship has been thrown out. ...... 08 Mar 2017
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' seller ordered to pay 250,000 in UK
Fully loaded 'Kodi box' seller ordered to pay 250,000 in UK
A man who admitted selling set-top boxes to pubs and clubs in the UK complete with IPTV software to watch subscription TV has been ordered to pay 250,000. ...... 07 Mar 2017 - 1 comment
Brits will soon get Piracy Alerts from ISPs
Brits will soon get Piracy Alerts from ISPs
Starting next year, British Internet users may get Piracy Alert notices through their Internet Service Provider if illegal file sharing is detected. ...... 30 Nov 2016
The UK has banned making personal copies of your own music and videos, again
The UK has banned making personal copies of your own music and videos, again
The UK has withdrawn a law that allowed residents to make personal copies of their own music or videos. In June, the British Academy of Songwriters, ...... 28 Nov 2015 - 18 comments
UK High Court rules CD ripping illegal, again
UK High Court rules CD ripping illegal, again
The British government decided last year that CD and DVD ripping, amongst other format changes, are allowed as long as the copy is not redistributed ...... 19 Jul 2015 - 4 comments
ISPs ordered to block Popcorn Time sites
ISPs ordered to block Popcorn Time sites
A court has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to websites associated with the Popcorn Time software. Popcorn Time ...... 02 May 2015 - 3 comments
ISPs shoulder responsibility for leaked Sony movies, says UK MP
ISPs shoulder responsibility for leaked Sony movies, says UK MP
A Member of the UK Parliament and former IP advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron believes that Internet Service Providers and web hosting ...... 05 Dec 2014 - 4 comments
Increasing 'revenge porn' incidents must be tackled, charities warn
Increasing 'revenge porn' incidents must be tackled, charities warn
Several charities are warning about increasing reports from victims of 'revenge porn', and feel the example set in some U.S. states must be ...... 03 Apr 2014 - 4 comments
Court orders 21 pirate sites blocked
Court orders 21 pirate sites blocked
Internet Service Providers must block 21 more websites linked to Internet piracy, according to a court order in the UK. The new group of ...... 30 Oct 2013 - 7 comments
UK spectrum price hike talk stuns mobile operators
UK spectrum price hike talk stuns mobile operators
Mobile operators in Britain have been stunned by proposed increases in the license fees they must pay to use spectrum in the country. If ...... 11 Oct 2013
In-game app fees face crackdown by regulators
In-game app fees face crackdown by regulators
UK regulators are investigating practices of app developers who charge in-game fees, seeking to enforce guidelines to protect consumers. ...... 26 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Violent games have 'corrosive effect', warns Nick Clegg
Violent games have 'corrosive effect', warns Nick Clegg
UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has warned about the corrosive effect of violent video games in the wake of the recent Navy Yard shooting ...... 20 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Police plot crackdown on pirates
Police plot crackdown on pirates
Police in the United Kingdom are to take on the issue of intellectual property violation in a renewed effort against criminals who profit from piracy. ...... 14 Sep 2013
Vodafone, O2 rolling out 4G service in the UK
Vodafone, O2 rolling out 4G service in the UK
Vodafone and O2 have begun rolling out 4G mobile services in the United Kingdom, a year after rival EE first launched its own 4G service. ...... 29 Aug 2013
Piracy sites targeted by London police
Piracy sites targeted by London police
Police in London have written to the operators of two websites it alleges are profiting by breaking copyright laws. The City of London Police, ...... 05 Jun 2013 - 3 comments
Amazon under fire for tax bill in UK
Amazon under fire for tax bill in UK
Internet giant Amazon has come under fire for the relatively low tax it pays in the United Kingdom, whilst racking up billions worth of sales. ...... 16 May 2013
UK lawmakers to grill Google on taxes again
UK lawmakers to grill Google on taxes again
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the UK is set to grill Google on its tax affairs in the region on Thursday, for the second time. Between ...... 15 May 2013
EE mobile operator defends data selling practices
EE mobile operator defends data selling practices
UK mobile operator EE has defended its user data selling practices after a report showed interest from the Metropolitan Police. Wireless ...... 13 May 2013
High Court orders UK ISPs to block multiple file sharing sites
High Court orders UK ISPs to block multiple file sharing sites
The UK High Court has ruled today that BSkyB, BT, Virgin Media, EE, Talk Talk and O2 must block access to three large file sharing websites. ...... 01 Mar 2013 - 13 comments
UK 4G auction raises a billion less than expected
UK 4G auction raises a billion less than expected
UK regulator Ofcom has raised over a billion pounds less than it expected to make from its long-awaited 4G auction in the country. It had ...... 21 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
BSkyB and Disney extend film deal
BSkyB and Disney extend film deal
UK pay TV giant BSkyB has extended their movie output deal with Disney, the fourth such renewal since their original deal 24 years ago. BSkyB ...... 21 Feb 2013
BPI seeks BitTorrent site blocks in UK
BPI seeks BitTorrent site blocks in UK
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is hoping to have all six major ISPs in the UK block three more websites it claims are heavily linked to piracy. ...... 20 Feb 2013
UK regulator to open up airwaves for 4G mobile usage
UK regulator to open up airwaves for 4G mobile usage
Ofcom to relax limits on 4G spectrum. While it is currently auctioning off unused airwaves that can be utilized for 4G mobile networks in ...... 02 Feb 2013
Rdio offering free music streaming to 14 new nations
Rdio offering free music streaming to 14 new nations
Rdio has announced today that they will offer free streaming music for a promotional period in 14 new countries. For 6 months, the streaming ...... 30 Jan 2013
Sony fined in UK over 2011 PSN hack and data leak
Sony fined in UK over 2011 PSN hack and data leak
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Sony for the massive data breach in 2011 of its PlayStation Network. In 2011, ...... 25 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
13,000 UK households still using black and white TVs
13,000 UK households still using black and white TVs
In the age of 4K resolution and OLED super displays, some people seem to just not care. The UK's television licensing authority has announced ...... 13 Jan 2013 - 34 comments
Is Google hiding $10 billion in revenue in Bermuda tax-shelter?
Is Google hiding $10 billion in revenue in Bermuda tax-shelter?
According to their recent filings, Google was able to avoid almost $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by moving $10 billion in revenue ...... 11 Dec 2012 - 16 comments
Google falls below 90 percent search share in UK
Google falls below 90 percent search share in UK
For the first time since early 2007, Google's share of search in the UK has fallen below 90 percent. As of the end of October, Google's share ...... 08 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
Apple must re-write Samsung apology within 48 hours
Apple must re-write Samsung apology within 48 hours
Apple's non-apology was not compliant with court order. The iPad-maker did add a page explaining that a UK court had ruled that Samsung did ...... 02 Nov 2012 - 11 comments
Ofcom warns of mobile scam in UK
Ofcom warns of mobile scam in UK
Scam impersonates regulator. Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, is warning UK consumers about a mobile scam in the region. The scam ...... 31 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
UK's first 4G mobile service launched
UK's first 4G mobile service launched
UK gets first 4G mobile service. The new service from EE (formerly Everything, Everywhere) is available in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, ...... 31 Oct 2012
Lie on the Internet, advises UK web security official
Lie on the Internet, advises UK web security official
Official's comments come under fire. Andy Smith, an Internet security chief at the Cabinet Office, advised Internet users to give false details ...... 28 Oct 2012 - 5 comments
UK porn regulator says Tube sites are changing everything
UK porn regulator says Tube sites are changing everything
Tube sites irk both regulators and porn giants. These so called "Tube" sites allow users to upload content to the services, and view content ...... 25 Oct 2012 - 19 comments
First 4G service in UK priced
First 4G service in UK priced
EE spills beans on 4G service prices. Gaining access to Britain's first 4G mobile service will cost from 36 per month under EE's plans, ...... 23 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
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