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100 Domains On Movie and Music Industry Website Blocking Wishlist

As UK communications watchdog Ofcom considers if website blocking is actually feasible, an insider at government meetings has said that the mechanism is the favored approach to dealing with illicit file-sharing. In the hope that the plans get the go ahead, the entertainment industries have already prepared a list of…

New Details of UK Piracy Monitoring Plan Made Public

UK communications regulatory body OFCOM has today published an amended version of its Initial Obligations Code, a set of rules relating to the anti-piracy provisions in the country's controversial Digital Economy Act. OFCOM clarifies the obligations of rightsholders regarding the auditing of piracy tracking systems, and gives them three times…

UK Report Shows Futility Of US Anti-Piracy Law

Last week, UK communications regulator OFCOM published a report which came to the conclusion that blocking 'pirate' websites would not be effective. The report contained a number of sensitive government redactions which were easily removed, effectively providing a comprehensive guide to bypass web blocking measures. Since the US government wants…

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