File sharing in the United Kingdom

  1. Colleges Become Reluctant Allies In Fighting Piracy

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Starting this month, colleges and universities that don't do enough to combat the illegal swapping of "Avatar" or Lady Gaga over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding. A provision of the Higher Edu ...

  2. U.K. Biz, IFPI Welcome Digital Economy Act

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry and the IFPI have welcomed the passing of the Digital Economy Bill through parliament. The legislation including anti-piracy measures was rushed through the Commons - to the concern of some MPs, Internet Service Providers a ...

  3. No 'Three-Strikes' In Digital Britain

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government has proposed obliging Internet Service Providers to implement technical measures as a way of reducing illegal P2P file-sharing - but only as a last resort if notification letters to copyright infringers fail to achieve results. ...

  4. BPI Responds To Rights Agency Proposal

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has submitted its response to the government's consultation ahead of the publication of the "Digital Britain" report in early summer. The BPI agrees with the interim report proposal on a code of practise that ...

  5. Virgin ISP Issues First Round Of Warnings

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Virgin Media has sent a round of warning letters to 800 of its customers whose ISP accounts have been used for illegal file-sharing. It's the first salvo in a groundbreaking new "education" campaign agreed between Vir ...

  6. BPI Welcomes BT ISP Breakthrough

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading British broadband service provider BT has begun issuing notices to its subscribers warning it will disconnect them from the Net should they illegally share copyright-protected music on its networks. BT's new stance is seen as another ...

  7. Watershed ISP Pact For BPI

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The British record industry has achieved a breakthrough in its ongoing engagement with Internet service providers to help rein in illegal filesharing. Virgin Media and the BPI have agreed on a new "education campaign" to help the media g ...

  8. Brit Gov't Supports Action On File-Sharing

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The British government has vowed to take up the fight on illegal file-sharing as part of a multi-stage action plan intended to ensure the prosperity of the country's creative industries. Should the recording industry fail to break its impasse ...

  9. ISPs Facing U.K. Piracy Legislation

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The BPI has urged ISPs to work with the music industry as the U.K. government prepares to announce proposals to deal with illegal file-sharing. The trade body today said it applauded the government's willingness to tackle the issue. It follow ...

  10. BPI Receives Positive Co-op From ISPs

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ISPs willing to disconnect file-sharing offenders. U.K. music industry association BPI said today (July 12) it welcomed indications that British Internet service providers Tiscali and Cable & Wireless will suspend the accounts of serial illega ...

  11. BPI Hunts Down More Illegal Filesharers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British music industry trade body the BPI has intensified its pursuit of illegal file-sharers by targeting Internet service providers for the first time. British music industry trade body the BPI has intensified its pursuit of illegal file-sharers ...

  12. BPI Hunts Down More Illegal Filesharers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organization pursues Internet service providers. British music industry trade body the BPI has intensified its pursuit of illegal file-sharers by targeting Internet service providers for the first time. The labels organization says it has written ...

  13. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels' trade group, the British Phonographic Industry, has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. LONDON -- Labels' trade group, the British Phonographic Industry, has for the first time ...

  14. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o LONDON -- A British High Court on April 19 gra ...

  15. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals suspected of illegal file-sharing. A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music file ...

  16. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o A British High Court on April 19 granted an or ...

  17. Jetgroove Drops 50,000 Infringing Tracks

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 copyright-infringing tracks and albums after the recorded music industry instigated anti-piracy action against it. Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 ...

  18. Jetgroove Drops 50,000 Infringing Tracks

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 copyright-infringing tracks and albums after the recorded music industry instigated anti-piracy action against it. Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 ...

  19. IFPI Suits Seen In UK, France

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal file-sharers in the United Kingdom and France, following similar recent actions elsewhere in the EU. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal ...

  20. BPI Steps Up Fight Against File-Sharers

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British record industry is ramping up its battle against illegal file-sharers. During a media briefing in London today (March 25), the British Phonographic Industry confirmed it would take legal a The British record industry is ramping up its ...

  21. BPI Steps Up Fight Against File-Sharers

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British record industry is ramping up its battle against illegal file-sharers. During a media briefing in London today (March 25), the British Phonographic Industry confirmed it would take legal a The British record industry is ramping up its ...