Pirate Bay now, what next?

I’ve just been on the Pirate Bay website. It looks decidedly dodgy. Ads for pornography and flashing boxes inviting you to “fix it now”. Not been on it before. Thought I’d do so before the court order kicks in. Today a court told the biggest consumer ISPs to block access for their customers to the […]

Newsbin2 court ruling means BT has to ask permission to perform maintenance on network

The High Court this morning ruled that BT would have to block Newzbin2 within 14 days and pay its own costs.  The ruling can be read here. It’s an interesting read and seems to run roughshod over BT – there seem to be no guarantees that the same order would be made against other ISPs […]

Top EU judge says web blocking to prevent copyright infringement infringes fundamental human rights #deappg #deact @edvaizey

The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday issued a press release stating that “According to Advocate General Cruz Villalón, a measure ordering an internet service provider to install a system for filtering and blocking electronic communications in order to protect intellectual property rights in principle infringes fundamental rights.” In other words web blocking to […]