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Every part of our society depends on energy. Yet we don't have a plan | Andrew Simms

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Cutting household costs is vital, but that can only be part of a much wider approach to how we keep the nation goingWhy is Britain not better insulated against volatile energy prices? It's an issue much bigger than how we heat our homes. More than a decade ago, rising fuel...
Every part of our society depends on energy. Yet we don't have a plan | Andrew Simms

Megaupload: Hong Kong Mulls Copyright Crackdown

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“Hong Kong, what an awesome place to do business and to host my new phantom persona,” Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom wrote here on TorrentFreak last December. “I should write a book about doing business in Hong Kong, that’s how good it is. People there leave you alone and they are...
Megaupload: Hong Kong Mulls Copyright Crackdown

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

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In a twist that will surprise no one except the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, and other anti-piracy lobbies, the amount of BitTorrent traffic has stayed the same or increased in Europe following the blockade of The Pirate Bay in the UK, Netherlands, and other countries.This news comes from XS4All, one of...
BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net

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Italian authorities and the local music industry are continuing their war on piracy, resulting in a new blockade of two frequently visited BitTorrent sites. The Vallo della Lucania Court just issued an injunction that requires all Internet providers to block access to the domain names and IP-addresses of both TorrentReactor.net...
Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net

Band Shows Fans How To Unblock The Pirate Bay

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Finland is one of many European countries where The Pirate Bay is censored. May last year the Finnish branch of the music industry body IFPI and the local Anti-Piracy Center filed a lawsuit against Elisa, the largest Internet provider in the country. The ISP lost the case and was ordered...
Band Shows Fans How To Unblock The Pirate Bay

Court Shuts Down WordPress Based Pirate Bay Proxy

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Earlier this year we reported on a brand new anti-censorship WordPress plugin called RePress. RePress turns any WordPress blog into a fully operational proxy. It’s a useful tool for people whose speech is restricted by oppressive regimes, but also handy for downloaders in the Netherlands, the UK and other countries...
Court Shuts Down WordPress Based Pirate Bay Proxy

Pirate Bay blockade begins with Virgin Media

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Filesharing website is now blocked to millions of UK customers after high court rules that it flouts copyright lawsThe filesharing website The Pirate Bay has been blocked to millions of UK internet users following a high court ruling earlier this week.Customers of the country's second-biggest internet service provider (ISP), Virgin...
Pirate Bay blockade begins with Virgin Media

Square rival iZettle launches Samsung-only Android app in Sweden; Visa dispute remains unresolved

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Swedish mobile payments company iZettle is moving quickly to launch in more regions and develop new products as chief rival Square is preparing to make its way to Europe. iZettle is today debuting an Android app in its home country Sweden after testing it with Samsung. iZettle for Android is...
Square rival iZettle launches Samsung-only Android app in Sweden; Visa dispute remains unresolved

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time
Why WikiLeaks is worth defending, despite all of its flaws

Court Goes Censorship Crazy Against Dutch Pirate Party

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We've been covering the attempts by Dutch anti-piracy operator BREIN to play a legal game of whac-a-mole to block The Pirate Bay by forcing ISPs to block access, then blocking proxies that provide access, and now blocking anyone from even talking about ways to get to The Pirate Bay. Bizarrely,...
Court Goes Censorship Crazy Against Dutch Pirate Party

Music Biz Wants To Block Pirate Bay....Plus 260 Additional Sites

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Copyright activists often warn that a ruling in one case has the potential to be leveraged elsewhere and the wedge can become thicker frighteningly quickly if issues aren’t dealt with early on. It seems that a case currently underway in Ireland involving The Pirate Bay is proving that assessment correct....
Music Biz Wants To Block Pirate Bay....Plus 260 Additional Sites

India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

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According to growing reports from India, subscribers of several large Internet service providers can no longer access The Pirate Bay, KickAssTorrents, BitSnoop and several other BitTorrent sites. In what appears to be a Government-ordered blackout, the websites in question are all being blocked at the ISP level. Interestingly, torrent sites...
India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

How do we protest about Amazon's tax avoidance? Reader reviews | Jonathan Myerson

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Customers who like ethical businesses might also like to tell Amazon to pay its fair share, using its own book review facilityI am a writer. I love books - their pages, their smell, their perfection as objects. I probably love them too much. And so I should also love bookshops....
How do we protest about Amazon's tax avoidance? Reader reviews | Jonathan Myerson

The Pirate Bay Faces UK ISP Block After High Court Ruling

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After the MPA won its blocking case against the Newzbin2 Usenet indexing site last year, it became clear that the entertainment industries would seek further injunctions against similar sites. Predictions pointing towards The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest BitTorrent site, were spot on. This time Hollywood would step aside and...
The Pirate Bay Faces UK ISP Block After High Court Ruling

UK High Court Expands Censorship Regime: Orders The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked

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This was mostly expected since earlier this year, but the UK's High Court has now ordered a bunch of ISPs to block The Pirate Bay. This is pretty unfortunate, given that we were just talking about how UK-based musician Dan Bull used The Pirate Bay to help him get on...
UK High Court Expands Censorship Regime: Orders The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked

[Infographic] The Rise and Fall of Megaupload

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We're not even two weeks into the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, but the saga seems to unfold with a new angle or detail everyday. From Kim Dotcom's colorful personal life to questions about the fate of non-infringing data uploaded by former Megaupload users, this story is far from over....
[Infographic] The Rise and Fall of Megaupload

WikiLeaks needs a million euros to keep the leaks coming

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Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks is desperate for funding and needs “a minimum” of a million euros in order to continue its mission. The organization revealed that its cash reserves have sunken from around $983,600 in December 2010 to less than $120,000 at the end of June, and “within a few...
WikiLeaks needs a million euros to keep the leaks coming

Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

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Early this year TorrentFreak published a shortlist of the world’s most popular torrent sites. Leading the pack was of course The Pirate Bay, but in third place came a site that over its relatively short life has been shooting up through the rankings. Founded in just three years ago in...
Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

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The Italian Pirate Bay case came to an end last week after a lengthy legal battle. The Court of Bergamo concluded that The Pirate Bay was engaging in criminal activity by linking to torrents that point to copyrighted material. The judge ordered all Italian ISPs to block the site’s DNS...
Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

Reddit Takes Censorship Into Its Own Hands with New Blocking Policy

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Last week, Reddit announced that it would start blocking URLs that it found to be gaming its voting system, or spamming its site with links. The company has created a private list of domains Reddit will actively block for an unspecified amount of time – although they do claim that...
Reddit Takes Censorship Into Its Own Hands with New Blocking Policy

Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

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There is blood in the water, and the big fish are circling to put the struggling, wounded little fish out of its misery. The little fish, which has some good qualities to offer the world, is having more and more trouble keeping the big fish away. This is happening...
Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, BE and O2, UK ISP BT has now blocked access to The Pirate Bay. In addition to blocking domain names such as thepiratebay.se and thepiratebay.org, BT went further than expected. In response to earlier censorship attempts Pirate Bay added two new IP-addresses...
Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes
New group acts as financially-shielded middleman for WikiLeaks, others
WikiLeaks re-opens donations under newly-formed Freedom of the Press Foundation

Uber under legal pressure from a city again, this time it's Boston over GPS tech

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Following Uber’s serious battle in Washington DC, the city of Boston has sent the transportation startup a cease and desist order. According to Uber’s blog post, the “Division of Standards is claiming that until the National Institute of Standards and Technology has guidelines in place for GPS location technology, we cannot provide our application...
Uber under legal pressure from a city again, this time it's Boston over GPS tech

ISP To Challenge Pirate Bay Blocking Order In The Supreme Court

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During May 2011, the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) and the Finnish branch of IFPI announced that they had filed a lawsuit at the District Court in Helsinki. The action, against Finnish ISP Elisa, required a total blockade of The Pirate Bay and was yet another example of rightsholders...
ISP To Challenge Pirate Bay Blocking Order In The Supreme Court

The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times

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If you thought the RIAA and MPAA were a force to be reckoned with in the US, the last few months have shown that anti-piracy lobbying is alive and kicking in Europe, too. Over the last 9 months, the British, Dutch, Finnish, and Belgian judges and governments have begun forcing...
The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times

Pirate Bay ‘Censorship’ Judge is Corrupt, Claims Pirate Party Founder

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The Court of The Hague in the Netherlands has been particularly busy this work with Pirate Bay-related cases. Following an earlier court ruling ordering two of the country’s largest ISPs to block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay, the Court ordered a further five ISPs to block TPB IP addresses...
Pirate Bay ‘Censorship’ Judge is Corrupt, Claims Pirate Party Founder

Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block The Pirate Bay

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Two weeks ago, the Court of The Hague ruled that Ziggo, the largest ISP in the Netherlands, and competitor XS4ALL have to block access to The Pirate Bay. The ruling was the first to bring broad censorship to the Netherlands and in a response XS4ALL said they were “bitterly disappointed”,...
Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block The Pirate Bay
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