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PRS Wants ISPs To Pay For Pirating Customers

The Performing Rights Society, the UK outfit collecting royalties for the music industry, wants to charge Internet providers for the amount of illegal downloading that happens via their networks. ISPs should monitor the traffic of their users and compensate the music industry for its claimed losses, PRS economist Will Page…

MPAA Gets a Slap From Norwegian ISPs

At the end of March we reported that the MPAA's pirate-chasing lawyer Espen Tondel sent a letter demanding that Norwegian ISPs disconnect file-sharers from the Internet. Unfortunately for him, the ISPs aren't going to comply and have issued a letter in response, refusing to break the law to please copyright…

U.S. ISPs Refuse to Disconnect Persistent Pirates

The U.S. broadband association USTelecom, a trade association representing many ISPs, is taking a stand against abusive takedown notices and a recent push to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers. They argue that ISPs are not required to pass on takedown notices and stress that their subscribers shouldn't lose Internet…

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