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Tim Wilson

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Sky blocks the Pirate Bay – Pointless and hypocritical?

Its now a few days since Sky blocked its customers from Pirate Bay after the High Court ruling encompassing UK ISP's. In the time its taken for ISP's to get their act together and ban it, already, numerous other methods... Continue Reading →

Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?

By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates.  Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little... Continue Reading →

“Piracy” & Privacy – Can the UK ever get it right?

With ACS:Law and its current issues that it has to deal with and the DEB which appears about as well thought out as the flight of Icarus, we learn that the UK may find itself in court over privacy breaches... Continue Reading →

Piracy Bill – Has Ed Vaizey actually considered this issue at all?

The Telegraph is reporting today on how the Digital Economy Act will be met in order to tackle online piracy or copyright infrigement.  You can read the Telegraphs article here. People may remember that its proposed that alleged infringers of... Continue Reading →

No P2P for Irish Vodaphone customers? – and then a change of mind?

Vodaphone, the provider of mobile and broadband services has allegedly prohibited the use of p2p protocols on its networks albeit verbally.  Whilst a p2p blow to the phone service would be bad enough, the fact that they have taken the... Continue Reading →

NewsBytes – Saturday 28th August 2010

XP RIP 25/10/01 - 22/10/10 It seems Microsoft is going to retire Windows XP on 22nd October - no, really this time! As reported by one of the few MVP's I have respect for: ...Windows XP, up to this point,... Continue Reading →

DCC, Bittorrent and Usenet – Is Bittorrent so great?

I've written many articles touching on this subject, but I wanted to look at it with a little more detail as whilst we see a massive surge in Net traffic in regards to file sharing ; as is often the... Continue Reading →

NewsBytes – Tuesday 24th August 2010

The 360 for at least another 5 years Microsoft is reported to have announced that the 360 is going to be around for the next five years, making it 10 years old before it will allegedly be replaced (if at... Continue Reading →

AFACT v iiNet – An appeal with no hope or something to be encouraged?

I love Australia, beautiful country, people and landscape.  It's nice to write about a place which next year I hope to visit. It's being reported on Torrentfreak that AFACT (the Australian version of what us Brits have - FACT) is... Continue Reading →

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