British Library invites public to build ‘Magna Carta’ for digital age

This week there's a chance to shape a ‘Magna Carta for the digital age’ by voting for My Digital Rights clauses generated by school students from around the world. In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the web, 3000 10 to 18 year olds, including 50 per cent from overseas, have taken part in Magna Carta:…

Police arrest man for running proxy servers

City of London anti-piracy police have arrested a man in Nottingham for running a proxy server. The 20-year-old from Nottingham is believed to have been running a proxy server that connected to addresses banned by service providers in the UK. Acccording to reports, the man was questioned and then released on bail. The arrest was…

Anti-piracy campaign set to kick off in UK

In an effort to fight digital piracy, the movie and music industries have announced a deal with the UK’s leading ISPs to send warning emails to alleged copyright infringers. Called the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme, the campaign will focus on alerting people to the fact that their activities infringe copyright. Starting next year, up to…

French whine about .wine domain name

Mon dieu! It seems that the French wine industry is feeling a little put out by the US-based international body that governs internet addresses. France is none too happy that Icann – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers…

Apple patent the round-cornered rectangle *sigh*

Oh Apple. You've really outdone yourself in the petty patent stakes with this one haven't you? After months of debating whether or not such a patent should even be allowed, the Cupertino tech company now hold the patent for rectangles…

BitTorrent porn video filesharer hit with $1.5 million fine

The largest ever fine levied against a BitTorrent file sharer has been handed down by an Illinois court to pornography sharer Kywan Fisher. A judge has ruled that Fisher must pay $1.5 million dollars to adult movie production hose Flava…

Ed Sheeran is UK's most pirated artist, Drake tops US list

A new study into music piracy patterns has revealed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran as the UK's most pirated artist. We thought the UK had more refined musical taste! The new research, published by Musicmetric, also reveals Drake as the most pirated…