Music industry's BPI pushing BT to block The Pirate Bay

Internet service providers and UK telecoms giant BT are being put under pressure by the BPI (a coalition of music industry officials, publishers and Hollywood studios) to pull access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. The request comes following a…

Pirate Bay to be given a lifeline through Swedish law loophole?

Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest and most controversial torrent/file-sharing websites could soon be given an unlikely lifeline through a loophole in Swedish law. The Pirate Party, a political group advocating file-sharing in Pirate Bay's native Sweden, are planning…

New iPhone 4.0 features uncovered, including widgets!

The iPhone 4.0 SDK beta 3 has revealed some new features for Apple's latest mobile OS, and it's more good news for people hoping to do a lot of multi-tasking. Best of the bunch of new improvements is the addition…

Poll shows 1 in 3 Brits believe piracy is "acceptable"

Microsoft have today published a report on attitudes towards software piracy. Timed to coincide with the second reading of the Digital Economy Bill, the report reveals that piracy is rampant in both homes and workplaces across the UK. The poll…

BT slams government's plans to tackle illegal file sharers

Dealing with online piracy has often been a bone of contention between operators and the government, but since the plans laid out in the Digital Economy Bill were announced, disagreements has stepped up a notch. Now BT's chief executive Ian…

Pirate Bay founders fined a further £87,500

Pirate Bay founders Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij have been fined a further one million Swedish kronor (£87,500) after failing to heed a court order asking that the torrent site be shut down. EMI Music, Universal Music, Sony BMG and…