Online Piracy

A Welcome Step Forward In The Ongoing Fight Against Piracy

Liz Bales | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Liz Bales

In the same week that a new YouGov study claimed that five million Brits are using pirated TV streaming services and we celebrated World Intellectual ...

Is Your Family Aware Of The Risks Of Digital TV Piracy?

Liz Bales | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Liz Bales

Internet connected TV set-top boxes and sticks are a great way to enjoy digital entertainment through the home television and no doubt many people will have received such a device this Christmas.

Why Online Piracy Should Be A Topic For The Classroom

Adam Manuel | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Manuel

Children these days will literally laugh if you tell them that you used to pay for music; to them it's a free medium. Many don't seem to comprehend what it means for a creative industry to be in decline

Is 'The X Factor' Finally On It's Way Out?

George Taylor | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
George Taylor

The last winner, Louisa Johnson, was the first EVER winner not to make it to number one... The reality is, X Factor is losing momentum as well as it's impact on the charts, so it'll be interesting to see if Simon can turn it around. Can you imagine a world without X Factor? I certainly can.

Is Our Love of Netflix and Spotify Really Reducing Piracy?

Liz Bales | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

Digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are reducing piracy, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week. It's a grea...

A Welcome New Chapter for the Copyright Challenge

Liz Bales | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

Can it ever be OK to lose ourselves completely in a film, book or piece of music - and yet contribute nothing to those people who made that experience possible?

Pirate Bay Back Just Hours After Raid Attempt

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Pirate Bay is back up and running from a web address based in Costa Rica after Swedish authorities tried to shut the website down for good in Stoc...

Tinchy Stryder And Milo Yiannopoulos Discuss Online Music Piracy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech

A deal brokered between content providers and internet companies suggests that online music piracy is to be targeted, with violators being sent to pri...

Sarah Dean

EXCLUSIVE: Hobley's 'Really Strong' Holby Exit Story | Sarah Dean | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tina Hobley has revealed her 'Holby City' exit storyline will see her character of 12 years, Chrissie Williams, leave the show with a smile on her fac...

Antigua and Barbuda - The New Digital Pirates of the Caribbean

Jack Millner | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech
Jack Millner

The tiny Caribbean island of Antigua is to become a digital piracy haven after being given permission by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to launch a website that would distribute music, movies and software without compensating US copyright holders after a decade long saga of abuse by the US.

A Pirate's Life for Me?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the film companies, and the cinemas for that matter have no idea just how extortionate these prices are (or maybe they do.) It feels like they don't realise that most people can't afford the prices they are charging in order to go to the cinema, therefore more and more people are turning to a 'life of crime' in order to obtain films to get some release from the hardships of day to day life.

Pirate Posts Private Court Docs On Same Day As Fraud Sentencing

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Tech

An internet pirate who made hundreds of thousands of pounds from his illegal download website committed contempt of court on the day he was sentenced ...

Kim Dotcom Gets $48,000 Monthly Living Expenses

NZHerald | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Tech

A high court there has bumped up the accused pirate's monthly living allowance from $20,000 New Zealand dollars to $60,000, the equivalent of $48,500 ...

Pirate Bay Servers To Take To Skies In 'Act Of War'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Tech

Controversial file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has faced more than its share of legal troubles over the past few years, culminating in prison sente...

Top Things You Need To Know About The Acta Protests

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Tech

Protesters against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) took to the streets of Europe on Sunday to protest the act which aims to streamline ...

Anonymous 'Hacks Into Phone Call Between Scotland Yard And FBI'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Tech

A phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard has been intercepted by hacking group Anonymous, revealing a conversation about cybercrime. The cal...

Kim Dotcom Denied Bail And Admits Female Prisoners Made Unwanted Advances

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Tech

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload has been denied bail in a New Zealand court, The Guardian reports. The court in Auc...

Megaupload Data To Be Deleted Thursday

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Tech

US prosecutors have said that data belonging to Megaupload users and stored by third parties could be deleted as soon as Thursday....

How Not to Fight Online Piracy: US Government Paranoia May Stifle the Internet at its Most Crucial Time

Matthew Hussey | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The start of 2012 hasn't been smooth sailing for the internet and its users. First up, the US government attempted to introduce the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) as a way of protecting US citizens' intellectual property on the internet. Most worrying, out of America's attempts to legitimise US companies attempts at suing individuals - the EU has now signed up to a similar bill.

Melanie Hick

Who Is Kim Dotcom? | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Tech

His numberplate reads GOD, he generously sponsored Auckland's annual New Year's Eve fireworks, rents one of New Zealand's most exclusive mansions and ...

Global Torrent Site Panic

Torrent Freak | Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Tech

In the wake of last week's Megaupload shutdown, some of the biggest names in the market are taking drastic action. During the last 48 hours many sites...

New Zealand Arrests Over Megaupload Shutdown

Melanie Hick | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Tech

New Zealand Police have arrested the founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, on his birthday in his multi-million dollar mansion. reports t...

Melanie Hick

What Is SOPA And How Does The Blackout Work? VIDEO | Melanie Hick | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Tech

You may have seen that Wikipedia and several other major websites are "blacked out" today in protest against the US Congress bill called SOPA. But...

Wikipedia Blackout Spreads To Major Sites

Melanie Hick | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has shut down its English-language website in protest against anti-piracy legislation currently making its way through US Congress. More ...

Wikipedia To 'Go Dark' Over SOPA

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has announced it will join an Internet 'black out' on Wednesday to protest a controversial anti-piracy bill being considered by the US congr...