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Steps Towards Uncovering the UK’s Piracy Site Blackout

The UK High Court has been handing out website blocking injunctions regularly in recent months but despite the supposed transparency of the legal system, obtaining copies of the injunctions has proved impossible. Now the Open Rights Group is putting pressure on the Court in the hope of being able to…

70% of British Public Oppose Disconnecting File-Sharers

The results of a new poll reveal the extent of opposition to Lord Mandelson's proposals for tough sanctions against alleged file-sharers. The survey, commissioned by the Open Rights Group, shows that not only is the public in favor of due process, but a third would be much less likely to…

Massive Protest Against UK Anti-Piracy Bill

As Feargal Sharkey, head of UK Music, speaks of his confidence that the massively controversial Digital Economy Bill will be passed before the general election, the Open Rights Group has revealed that in the last 3 days more than 10,000 outraged citizens have written to MPs demanding a debate on…

EU to Extend Music Copyright to 95 Years

The IFPI and mediocre artists around the world are rubbing their hands in glee, after a proposal to extend copyright in the EU for another 45 years. The proposal, intended to 'benefit musicians', comes up for a vote on Wednesday. On the plus side, at the same time collecting societies…

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