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Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids | Charles Arthur

www.guardian.co.uk
Once again, people are pushing for ISPs to apply filters. Such technical 'solutions' approach the problem from the wrong angleThe sight of David Cameron weighing into the "internet porn filters" debate – in a move nicely timed to distract the Conservative press from the uncomfortable news of Tory councillors losing...
Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids | Charles Arthur

Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

torrentfreak.com
Although Pirate Bay downtime happens a handful of times each month, it rarely persists for more than a few hours. When it goes beyond that the steady flow of reader emails to TorrentFreak quickly transforms itself into a torrent. At the time of writing The Pirate Bay has been inaccessible...
Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

Second Indian ISP reportedly blocks video and torrent sites, citing a “court order”

thenextweb.com
We recently reported that Indian Internet service provides (ISP) Reliance Communication had begun blocking video sites like Vimeo and certain torrent services , and now rival Airtel is now doing the same, citing a court order. Both ISPs are said to be preventing customers from accessing a range of popular sites, including...
Second Indian ISP reportedly blocks video and torrent sites, citing a “court order”
NetZero reinvents itself as America’s first free 4G service provider

RIAA Wants Search Engines to Censor “Pirate Sites”

torrentfreak.com
Later today RIAA CEO Cary Sherman will take part in the “The Future of Audio” hearing at the U.S. House of Representatives. While the music industry group’s main aim at the hearing is to convince legislators to close a loophole that allows radio stations to play music without paying performance...
RIAA Wants Search Engines to Censor “Pirate Sites”

Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, BE and O2, today TalkTalk blocked access to The Pirate Bay. The providers were responding to a High Court injunction which orders the country’s major ISPs to block subscriber access to the infamous torrent site. Users trying to access...
Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

Want Skype on your mobile phone? Swedes will have to pay

gigaom.com
Swedish operator TeliaSonera won’t ban Skype’s voice service on handsets using its network but it will charge customers for it. The operator is piloting plans that will cost customers extra for using an over-the-top voice service on its network according to an item in TeleGeography. Ring ring! It’s network neutrality calling....
Want Skype on your mobile phone? Swedes will have to pay

Five More Dutch ISPs Given 10 Days To Censor The Pirate Bay

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In a case dating back to 2010, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN went to court to try and force Ziggo, the largest ISP in the Netherlands, to implement a DNS and IP address blockade of The Pirate Bay. To avoid a negative and potentially damaging legal precedent, Ziggo was joined in...
Five More Dutch ISPs Given 10 Days To Censor The Pirate Bay

Forget SOPA, You Should Be Worried About This Cybersecurity Bill

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While most folks are looking elsewhere, it appears that Congress is trying to see if it can sneak an absolutely awful "cybersecurity" bill through Congress. We've discussed how there's been some fighting on the Senate side concerning which cybersecurity bill to support, but there's a similar battle going on in...
Forget SOPA, You Should Be Worried About This Cybersecurity Bill

RIAA and ISPs to police your traffic starting July 12

arstechnica.com
During a panel discussion held for U.S. publishers today, RIAA chairman Cary Sherman said his association and a number of ISPs—including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon—will begin policing traffic to crack down on piracy starting this summer. The deal is not new, however—the RIAA and the...
RIAA and ISPs to police your traffic starting July 12

Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

www.techdirt.com
We just mentioned the charade happening down in Australia, where the entertainment industry, the government and some ISPs are meeting in total secrecy to try to hash out a "voluntary" plan to deal with online infringement. Of course, not only won't any agreement work, the whole process is stupid. Thankfully,...
Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

techcrunch.com
France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like...
Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

Op-ed: Imminent "six strikes" Copyright Alert System needs antitrust scrutiny

arstechnica.com
With the "Copyright Alert System" going into operation over the next few months, major American ISPs will start sending out "strikes" to users accused of infringing copyrights online. Sean Flaim, who has just completed extensive research on the topic, argues that the system has real benefits—but it needs close...
Op-ed: Imminent "six strikes" Copyright Alert System needs antitrust scrutiny

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

torrentfreak.com
Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12

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Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among the ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July, says the music industry's chief lobbyist....
RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12

RIAA chief: ISPs to start fighting piracy by July 12

news.cnet.com
Cary Sherman, CEO of the music industry's trade group, said that Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among those ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July....
RIAA chief: ISPs to start fighting piracy by July 12

Canadian Songwriters Want To Embrace File Sharing, But Do They Have The Right Approach?

www.techdirt.com
in 2007, the Songwriters Association of Canada gained some international headlines with a proposal to legalize non-commercial peer-to-peer file sharing through an ISP levy. This sort of proposal wasn't new, but had not been so prominently put forth by an artist organization before. There were serious problems with the proposal,...
Canadian Songwriters Want To Embrace File Sharing, But Do They Have The Right Approach?

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde on the Copyright Mafia

torrentfreak.com
As many of you know, I used to be the spokesperson for The Pirate Bay. I left the site a few years ago to continue working on Flattr and other projects, but I’m just as interested in the questions regarding copyright, Internet and censorship as I’ve ever been. I keep...
Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde on the Copyright Mafia

How Fast Is Your Cloud?

www.readwriteweb.com
The French-based company Cedexis has come up with a Cloud Performance Index. It's an interesting way to measure the performance of your content delivery network or cloud-based provider, and a useful way to determine which provider you should use - or even which part of the planet you should...
How Fast Is Your Cloud?

Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video

gigaom.com
Netflix is rolling its own content delivery network (CDN) and inviting ISPs to either connect directly to its vast library of video streaming content at global peering sites or cache its content within their own networks. Called Open Connect, the service will help Netflix cut the umbilical cord to commercial...
Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video
Spotify to announce Irish and Australian availability soon?

UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

www.engadget.com
The UK Government revealed on April Fools' Day that it's planning to offer law enforcement agencies unprecedented access to private communications. British Cellphone operators and ISPs will be required to harvest packet data -- containing the parties to all calls, emails and social media communication, as well as the...
UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet

techcrunch.com
One by one the UK’s ISPs are falling to a creeping censorship of the web led not by some secretive government organisation but by the UK’s music industry in the shape of the British Phonographic Industry, the British record industry’s trade association. There is no democratic check on what’s happening...
Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet

Indian court overturns Vimeo, Pirate Bay blockade

news.cnet.com
After a host of sites were taken down recently following a court order, ISPs prevailed in getting the bans overturned. [Read more]...
Indian court overturns Vimeo, Pirate Bay blockade

After The U.K. Censors It, Pirate Bay Site Sees Traffic Boom

www.fastcompany.com
News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Just the other day the torrent-source website Pirate Bay saw 12 million more daily visitors than it has ever had before. The news comes in the immediate aftermath of a U.K. High court decision to order local ISPs to block access to...
After The U.K. Censors It, Pirate Bay Site Sees Traffic Boom

Hands-on with Edgewater's WiFi3

www.engadget.com
Edgewater may not be a familiar name for even the most tech savvy, but its WiFi3 chipset is poised to propel the wireless industry beyond the limits of traditional access point tech. Aiming to leap past the low power solutions provided by the likes of Cisco, the company's developed...
Hands-on with Edgewater's WiFi3

Two Florida judges reject copyright troll fishing expeditions

arstechnica.com
Last week we reported on a scathing order signed by a Florida state judge in one of several copyright trolling cases pending in the state of Florida. After we published the story, we learned that Judge Marc Schumacher had withdrawn the order. Evidently, it had been drafted by one...
Two Florida judges reject copyright troll fishing expeditions

RIAA chief: ISPs to start fighting piracy by July 12

news.cnet.com
Cary Sherman, CEO of the music industry's trade group, said that Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among those ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July. [Read more]...
RIAA chief: ISPs to start fighting piracy by July 12

Thanks to YouTube, Netflix and Facebook, IPv6 Traffic Hits New Heights On IPv6 Launch Day

techcrunch.com
You probably didn’t notice, but yesterday was IPv6 Launch Day and thanks to support from major sites like YouTube, Netflix and others, it was quite a success. In 2011, a number of leading websites, ISPs and home router equipment manufacturers came together to test the successor of IPv4. This time...
Thanks to YouTube, Netflix and Facebook, IPv6 Traffic Hits New Heights On IPv6 Launch Day

Pakistan's plan for the "coldblooded murder of the Internet"

arstechnica.com
You know that "overwhelmed" feeling you get when trying to censor the entire Internet manually? Pakistan does. Its current Internet censorship regime is run by hand at its two major Internet backbone companies, PTCL and TWA, and at various local Internet providers. The system isn't working, says the government,...
Pakistan's plan for the "coldblooded murder of the Internet"
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