Tag: piracy

  • Ireland: 3 Strikes and out is just not good enough.

    The UK Parliament chaired by the dark Lord Mandelson forced through the Digital Economy BillĀ  designed to give the music industry severe power over the Internet has today received a major blow to the credibility of the act. A Judge at a High Court in Ireland has ruled that the 3 strikes rule just is…

  • Piracy off the coast of Shetland

    Attacks upon ships in the waters of the north sea by the Greenpeace activists are nothing less than an act of piracy. Preventing a ship and crew from serving its duties is not going to achieve anything other than general distaste and distrust of Greenpeace. They say that the oil company behind the ship is…

  • ISPs angry at having to foot the bill of legal action against their customers

    Once again the digital economy bill is rearing its ugly head. This time, ISPs are facing the ugly prospect of on behalf of rights holders. Quite why an ISP should be forced to pay for some one else to take legal action against their own customers is beyond me. The government should voluntarily provide the…

  • Piracy not as popular as games!

    This might come as a shock to the recording industries association of America RIAA but in studies it has been shown that people are actually spending more time playing games than actually downloading music. Online gamers have for most consoles the ability to make use of online music and television services such as iPlayer and…

  • Pirate Party lawsuit lead to increased piracy

    You will likely remember one of the first major legal case brought against Pirate bay in Sweden. The court ruled against the site. Yet even today the sie is still running stronger than ever.Both parties have appealed the case The media coverage of the case however likely to the disappointment of the recording industry as…