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  1. Business Matters: World Coming Around to U2 Manager Paul McGuinness' Piracy, ISP Views

    July 12, 2011 7:58 PM EDT Visionary or Apostate? U2 Manager Paul McGuinness -- Paul McGuinness has a guest column in The Telegraph titled "The Age of 'Free' is Coming to an End." It's a well-timed article. Last week, U.S. entertainment companies an ...

  2. British High Court Dismisses Digital Economy Act Appeal by ISPs

    April 21, 2011 9:12 AM EDT The British High Court has rejected an appeal from Internet service providers (ISPs) BT and TalkTalk, which challenged the legality of the U.K.'s Digital Economy Act (DEA ). BT and TalkTalk were granted a judicial review in November last year ...

  3. Canada Reconsiders Usage-Based Billing For Internet Users

    February 04, 2011 6:55 AM EST Canada's Netflix debate is over, and so too is mandatory usage-based billing of Internet users. Well, nearly. The CRTC, the country's broadcast regulator, late Thursday bowed to pressure from Ottawa and signaled a retreat on plans to end ...

  4. Reactions To The FCC's Ruling On Net Neutrality

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 3-2 vote party-line vote establishes the Net Neutrality provisions outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that among other things would prohibit ISPs from giving priority access to some Internet traffic over others while at the same time ...

  5. Net Neutrality Vote Set For Dec. 21

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ongoing Net Neutrality debate is set to receive some long-awaited clarity - if not consensus - before the end of the year. Today, the FCC scheduled a vote to decide new rules of governing how Internet service providers may regulate traffic. Th ...

  6. PRS Proposes Piracy Levy On ISPs

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society PRS for Music has proposed a levy on Internet Service Providers based on the levels of piracy on the individual networks. The idea of a levy is contained in a discussion paper, "Moving Digital Britain Forward Without L ...

  7. Business Matters: BPI Advice To ISPs, House of Blues

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- On Monday the BPI released a study called “Is There A ...

  8. Bundled Music 'Worth $155 Million To U.K. ISPs By 2013'

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST A study has found that bundled digital music services could generate £103 million ($155 million) of potential direct revenue a year for U.K. Internet Service Providers by 2013. Global industry analyst Ovum was commissioned to produce the study, &q ...

  9. BPI Hits Back At ISP Piracy Cost Claims

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI claims that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are exaggerating the cost of measures to tackle piracy. The government's Digital Economy Bill, currently being debated in Parliament, would oblige ISPs to detect and notify ...

  10. Merge Record Labels and ISPs?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST What if the majors merged with ISPs? It is a question posted at the MIDEM blog by French music industry blogger Hugo Amsellem. Easy answer: disaster. For starters, there is no single music company that can merge with a single ISP. Each country has ...

  11. ISPs Hit Out As U.K. P2P Consultation Ends

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry umbrella trade group U.K. Music has given its backing to suspension of Internet accounts of file-sharers "as a last resort," while Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have shown their strong resistance to any technical s ...

  12. French Assembly Debates Web Piracy Law

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Debates on the 'Creation and Internet' draft law have started in the French Assembly. The draft law would introduce a three-strike scheme, under which infringers could ultimately see their Internet access cut. The text, adopted by the Fr ...

  13. Consultant Provides Details About ISP Music Licensing Plan

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music industry consultant Jim Griffin provided some details about the Choruss non-profit initiative Thursday (Feb. 26) during his keynote speech at Digital Media Wire's Digital Music Forum East. The project will attempt to establish blanket m ...

  14. U.K. Govt Proposes Anti-Piracy 'Rights Agency'

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST The British government has delivered a series of proposals aimed at tackling peer-to-peer file-sharing, as part of its Digital Britain interim report. Following the memorandum of understanding last summer between labels, the film industry, six ISP ...

  15. Editorial: Why ISP Licensing Won't Help The Music Business

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Voluntary collective licensing" (or "ISP licensing" or "blanket music licensing") has been promoted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and its fellow travelers as a way to legalize file sharing on unauthoriz ...

  16. Isle Of Man Proposes ISP Licensing

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Isle of Man government's e-business division has come up with an innovative proposal to license ISPs and telcos on the island, which it unveiled during the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes. The Isle of Man is a se ...

  17. MidemNet Day 2: Biz Looks To Licensing ISPs

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Change is coming" was the message at day two of the MidemNet conference in Cannes, although there was still plenty of lively debate about how ISPs can work with the record labels. MidemNet is a conference focusing on music in the digita ...

  18. Sharkey Cautions U.K. Govt On Web Piracy Regulation

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speaking at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, Feargal Sharkey, chief executive of umbrella industry organization U.K. Music, warned the British government to tread carefully on any regulation to control illegal file-sharing. It follows a Jan. 16 ...

  19. Industry Tight-Lipped on 'Digital Britain Report'

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Trade bodies remain unaffected by an article in the Financial Times that reveals insider details about the proposed "Digital Britain Report" from the U.K.'s new communications minister, Lord Carter. A spokesperson from the Departmen ...

  20. Report: RIAA Drops File-Sharing Lawsuits

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America has signalled its intention to switch tactics in the battle against piracy. It stopped filing mass lawsuits early this fall and will now attempt to cooperate with ISPs on tackling users who are uploadi ...

  21. EMI Music CEO Applauds Govt Action On ISPs

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti has spoken of his support for the U.K. government's and others' attempts to get ISPs to tackle illegal file-sharing, while admitting the music industry failed to adapt to changes in consumer behavior. Leoni ...

  22. U.K. Music Backs Govt Proposal On ISPs

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. Music, the recently formed umbrella organization encompassing the major British music-industry groups, has declared its support for a co-regulatory system between ISPS, the music industry and a government-appointed body to ensure ISPs tackle ...

  23. Netherlands Out To Combat 'Cybercrime'

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dutch music industry has welcomed the Netherlands' government publication of a "Notice-and-Take-Down" Code of Conduct aimed at tackling websites hosting unauthorized content such as music, film and games. The Code of Conduct was ...

  24. Playlouder Rebuffs Reports Of ISP Download Deal

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Media technology company Playlouder MSP has rebuffed online reports that it is ready to partner with a major U.K. ISP on a music service that allows users to download from file-sharing networks by compensating rights holders. The London-based comp ...

  25. ISPs On The Agenda At BPI AGM

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of the brightest burning topics in the U.K. industry -- the labels' ongoing dialog with ISPs -- was discussed and dissected today at the BPI annual general meeting. Today's gathering at the Mayfair Hotel in central London was held ag ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. RIAA Chimes In On Net Neutrality

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The debate continued over net neutrality on Capitol Hill today, with RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol weighing in on a bill that would set U.S. broadband policy and mandate an FCC study. Bainwol, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subc ...

  28. ISP Talks Up Challenge With BPI

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BPI has challenged Talk Talk to get with the times after the ISP rejected the trade body's attempts to foster dialog between both parties. "In claiming that the music industry is asking any ISP to become the 'Internet police ...

  29. No Deal Struck With Virgin ISP, Says BPI

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BPI is distancing itself from reports that the trade association has reached an agreement with Virgin Media to curb illegal filesharing on the ISP's network. "Unfortunately it simply isn't true that we have agreed a pilot -- or ...

  30. Update: Japanese ISPs Block P2P Pirates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers have downplayed media reports here which claimed that four major Japanese ISPs organizations have agreed to sever the connections of users who habitually abuse file-sharing programs such as the homegrown "Winny" ...

  31. Sharkey Circles ISPs To Collaborate With Music Biz

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Internet service providers have been urged to solve their differences with the music industry, instead of waiting for the full force of government legislation. Speaking at the annual industry awards for U.K. ISPs, Feargal Sharkey, c ...

  32. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  33. Aus Gov't Eyes 'Three Strikes' Download Law

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian government has signalled it is looking at a "three strikes" legislation that would see constant illegal files downloaders lose their Internet access. Under the proposal -- similar to a plan being considered by the British ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  36. McGuinness Slams ISPs

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness used his MIDEM keynote to claim Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were "destroying the recorded music industry" by failing to target piracy. In a strongly-worded speech to an overflowing conference hall, McGuin ...

  37. France Acts To Tackle Internet Piracy

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The international recording industry has welcomed a ground-breaking agreement on tackling internet music and film piracy in France, endorsed by President Sarkozy at its launch in Paris this morning. The agreement provides for the setting up of a g ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Danish Court Tells ISPs To Cut Pirates' Connections

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Internet Service Providers terminate Internet connections to customers who illegally download copyrighted material. The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Interne ...

  41. Brein Loses Dutch P2P Case

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Civil Court in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on July 12 refused a claim from Dutch anti-piracy organization Brein that five local Internet service providers deliver the names and addresses of 41 file- Amsterdam -- The Civil Court in Utrecht, the N ...

  42. Brein Loses Dutch P2P Case

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Civil Court in Utrecht, the Netherlands, today (July 12) refused a claim from Dutch anti-piracy organization Brein that five local Internet service providers deliver the names and addresses of 41 The Civil Court in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to ...

  43. Brein Loses Dutch P2P Case

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Civil Court in Utrecht, the Netherlands, today (July 12) refused a claim from Dutch anti-piracy organization Brein that five local Internet service providers deliver the names and addresses of 41 The Civil Court in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to ...

  44. Japanese Labels Seek IDs Of File Sharers

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters Nov. 15 to Internet service providers, demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly uploaded unauthorized music files to the Inte TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  45. French Music Biz, ISPs Sign Online-Distribution Charter

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music-industry organizations and representatives from the online sector on July 28 signed a document that sets a framework for the legal distribution of music in France. LONDON -- Other creative sectors are expected to follow the music indu ...

  46. French Senate OKs E-commerce Bill

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ISPs will be required to remove illicit content. ISPs will be required to remove illicit content. News ...

  47. French Senate OKs E-commerce Bill

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Senate gave final approval today (May 13) to the nation's new e-commerce bill. The move will provide a legislative framework for the digital economy and incorporate into French law the Europe France's Senate gave final appr ...

  48. French Senate OKs E-commerce Bill

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Senate gave final approval today (May 13) to the nation's new e-commerce bill. The move will provide a legislative framework for the digital economy and incorporate into French law the Europe France's Senate gave final appr ...

  49. Canada Court Nixes File-Sharing Motion By Biz

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST CRIA sought names of infringers from ISPs. CRIA sought names of infringers from ISPs. News ...

  50. Napster, IBM Strike Server Deal

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pact to help ISPs, universities conserve bandwidth. Pact to help ISPs, universities conserve bandwidth. News ...

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