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European Parliament officially adopts Terrorism Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 16:17

The European Parliament has officially adopted the EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism, which is designed to give police and prosecutors across the EU the ability to “fight and counter terrorism...


Digital Economy Bill contains mandatory age-verification, but avoids blocking

Posted by Sam Frances on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 17:01

The Digital Economy Bill, introduced to Parliament on Wednesday, will introduce mandatory age-verification for pornographic material available online in the UK. 15. Internet pornography:...


Eight sites added to High Court copyright blocklist

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 13:47

The High Court has ordered the UK’s largest broadband providers to block a further eight sites on grounds of copyright infringement, at the request of the Motion Picture Association of America...


CJEU Advocate General argues for McFadden in open wi-fi case

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 13:35

The owner of a shop, café or other business which offers free, password-less wi-fi to the public should not be held liable for copyright infringement by users of that network. That's the...

Swedish government to consider blocking gambling sites, reports ISP

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 16:28

A new regulatory regime for gambling, currently under consideration by a government-appointed special investigator, would require gambling sites to seek a license from the Swedish government. In a...

EFF warns against “notice-and-stay-down” approach to piracy

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 16:30

The recorded entertainment industry in America has supported a “notice-and-stay-down” approach, whereby content platforms are required to prevent users from re-uploading content that has already been...

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