Online Piracy

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. Stuff.co.nz reports t...

Melanie Hick

What Is SOPA And How Does The Blackout Work? VIDEO

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

John Whittingdale - The MP At The Centre Of 2011's Big, Big, Story

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Twelve months ago John Whittingdale had no idea his Culture, Media and Sport committee in the Commons would spend much of 2011 engrossed by phone-hack...