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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

Is Banning The Pirate Bay The Best Advertising A Country Can Give Its Local Pirate Parties?

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With the official blockade of access to The Pirate Bay in the UK, combined with the UK Pirate Party's decision to set up a proxy for users, it appears that the UK Pirate Party's website is rocketing up the traffic charts. Given the growing success of The Pirate Party in...
Is Banning The Pirate Bay The Best Advertising A Country Can Give Its Local Pirate Parties?

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

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

Pirate Bay Blockades Upheld By Finnish Court of Appeal

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Faced with a Pirate Bay that cannot easily be taken offine, in recent years anti-piracy companies have taken a different approach – disrupting Internet users’ access to the site instead. This is currently being achieved (with varying results) through court action and subsequent ISP blockades in countries including the Netherlands,...
Pirate Bay Blockades Upheld By Finnish Court of Appeal

Swedish Pirate Party Sues Banks For 'Discriminating' Against Wikileaks

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Earlier this year, we noted that a court in Iceland had ordered Visa to start accepting donations to Wikileaks again. There's been some cat and mouse games as the various payment processors, under pressure from US officials, cut off the site a while back. The latest, however is that the...
Swedish Pirate Party Sues Banks For 'Discriminating' Against Wikileaks

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

DailyDirt: Citizen Science

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The funding for "big science" is subject to all kinds of political whim, so maybe it's time to bolster the efforts of small science projects that might still contribute to the world's scientific knowledge. (And, hopefully, citizen scientists won't waste too much time or resources on perpetual motion machines or...
DailyDirt: Citizen Science
Why WikiLeaks is worth defending, despite all of its flaws

Israeli attack on Freedom Flotilla throws spotlight on Lib Dem leader, who opposed the blockade before the election

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Israeli attack on Freedom Flotilla throws spotlight on Lib Dem leader, who opposed the blockade before the election

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

Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block The Pirate Bay Without A Direct Order

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While some Dutch ISPs have been ordered by a court to block access to The Pirate Bay (after fighting it in court for years), the order only applied directly to two ISPs: xs4all and Ziggo. BREIN, the local anti-piracy group, had then demanded that other ISPs also start blocking access....
Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block The Pirate Bay Without A Direct Order

[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

Pirate Bay ISP Block Challenged For Censoring Lawful Content

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During May 2011, the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) and the Finnish branch of the music industry group IFPI filed a lawsuit at the District Court of Helsinki. The groups demanded that local ISP Elisa should start blocking The Pirate Bay in order to protect the copyrights of their...
Pirate Bay ISP Block Challenged For Censoring Lawful Content

WikiLeaks Reveals Aaron Swartz May Have Been A Source: Wise Move?

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WikiLeaks currently finds itself in a difficult position. Funds are trickling in because of a questionable financial blockade against it, and Julian Assange is stuck in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. So it's understandable that it should want to take every opportunity to remind people that it is still around...
WikiLeaks Reveals Aaron Swartz May Have Been A Source: Wise Move?

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
WikiLeaks To World: We're Still Relevant -- Really!

BitTorrent Site Admin Hits Out at UK Music Industry Site Blocking Demand

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Last year nine record labels including EMI, Polydor, Sony, Virgin and Warner asked several of the UK’s leading ISPs to censor The Pirate Bay under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. At the end of April 2012 the process concluded when the High Court ordered the site...
BitTorrent Site Admin Hits Out at UK Music Industry Site Blocking Demand

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

It's Clear Verizon Is Blocking Google Wallet Anti-Competitively - Google Wallet Delayed to Give Isis Development Time

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Verizon has been trying to justify their blocking of Google Wallet on Verizon phones, insisting the app is blocked because Google Wallet uses the "secure element" on devices to store a user's Google ID. In response to complaints filed with the FCC, Verizon insists the unending blockade has nothing to...
It's Clear Verizon Is Blocking Google Wallet Anti-Competitively - Google Wallet Delayed to Give Isis Development Time

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

Web Blocking's Slippery Slope: It's Never 'Just' One Site

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Even against a background of repeated attempts to censor the Net, it's still possible to become a little complacent about some of the actions being taken by the copyright industries. For example, many people probably feel that blocking a site like The Pirate Bay isn't really a problem because, after...
Web Blocking's Slippery Slope: It's Never 'Just' One Site

iZettle says it's 'confused' by Visa blockade

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“Confusing”. That’s how Jacob de Geer, the CEO of payments startup iZettle, described the move by payments giant Visa to put a block on its service in some — but not all — of Europe. On Monday it emerged that Visa Europe had told the Swedish payments service — which,...
iZettle says it's 'confused' by Visa blockade

Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month

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After being threatened with a place on a United States trade blacklist, the Spanish government passed the so-called Sinde Law, legislation that allows for the blocking of allegedly infringing sites based on reports from copyright holders. On March 1st the Sinde law went into effect and now, a month on,...
Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month

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)

Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

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In April we wrote about how Italian law enforcement had blocked over two dozen websites after the industry claimed they were responsible for copyright infringement. There was no trial, no adversarial hearing where the sites were able to defend themselves. Just: entertainment industry complains, law enforcement buys the complaints, tells...
Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator
Anonymous Plans to Take Down All Live Webcasts of the State of the Union
Egypt's telecom ministry appeals court-ordered YouTube blockade

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

With funds diminishing, WikiLeaks taps French payment gateway to reopen public donations

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WikiLeaks has announced that after nearly 2 years of fighting the banking blockades imposed by US giants VISA and MasterCard, it has found a way around the ban and is now accepting donations again through these means. Just to recap, WikiLeaks suspended all publishing operations last year, to concentrate all...
With funds diminishing, WikiLeaks taps French payment gateway to reopen public donations
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