Mon, 05/10/2009 - 08:12
More than 160 pirate copies of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol have been traced online, across 12 different download sites.
Attributor, a California-based company that offers publishers antipiracy services, did a search last week to see how many e-book copies of The Lost Symbol were available free on the web. According...
Wed, 26/08/2009 - 07:44
The new proposals on how to deal with copyright infringement, put forward by the government yesterday (25th August), could end up politicising any future action, the Publishers Association has warned.
The government is proposing a tougher stance to that outlined in the Digital Britain report, released earlier this year, which could...
Wed, 26/08/2009 - 06:40
The world's largest file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has re-emerged online, just hours after its previous internet service provider was forced to take down the site.
Last Friday (21st August), ISP Black Internet was told it would be fined the equivalent of £43,000 if it did not take The Pirate Bay offline, following a...
Tue, 25/08/2009 - 08:00
The government has announced further measures to tackle digital piracy today, mid-way through the consultation period on its Digital Britain report.
The Guardian reports that these include cutting internet connections for persistent offenders who share film, music and book files on a peer-to-peer basis. This measure is...
Wed, 17/06/2009 - 08:27
The Publishers Association (PA) has warned that the Government's proposals for combating illegal filesharing fall short of what the publishing industry urgently needs. The PA said that if effective action was not taken piracy could "suffocate" the nascent digital publishing market.
The Government's Digital Britain...
Thu, 28/05/2009 - 13:28
An anti-piracy web tool launched by the Publishers' Association in February has recorded around 800 illegally uploaded texts and successfully helped to remove almost 90% of them from the web.
The PA's Copyright Infringement portal combats online piracy by targeting websites offering titles for free download. Publishers log the...
Tue, 31/03/2009 - 17:03
Tue, 31/03/2009 - 08:03
Social publishing website Scribd has defended itself against accusations of piracy after novels by J K Rowling and Ken Follett were discovered in their entirety on its site.
Tammy Nam, Scribd vice president for marketing, told the Guardian that its policy was to "immediately remove copyrighted material when we receive...
Mon, 30/03/2009 - 06:55
Publishers and agents representing the authors J K Rowling and Ken Follett want to get free copies of their novels removed from the 'social publishing' website Scribd, reports the Times. The Times found copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Ken Follett’s most recent novel World without...
Wed, 25/02/2009 - 07:43
Culture secretary Andy Burnham has pledged to have the framwork of an international strategy to combat ecrime in place by this autumn, the Guardian reports.
Speaking to MediaGuardian.co.uk, Burnham said he would seek to "develop a memorandum of understanding with other governments that would make the UK's own initiatives to...