Looks like those pirating porn on O2 are about to get a little more exposure than they bargained for. The broadband arm of the mobile network has been ordered by the High Court to give up the personal details of over 9,000 customers to smut baron Ben Dover, over accusations of porn piracy.
In a landmark ruling by the English High Court, Facebook can now be used to serve notices and legal claims like injunctions, court orders and court summons within the UK. Now they'll be no where to hide.
The UK seems like the land of opportunity for the creative industry. The latest name on the chopping block of the legally dubious blockade saga is The Pirate Bay. The high court has ruled what we all already knew, TPB unlawfully shares copyrighted music.
The high court has broken ground in the UK, with a first-of-its-kind copyright ruling ordering BT to block Newzbin2 within 14 days. The ruling follows the request of a coalition of Hollywood studios and could set a precedent leading to more filesharing clampdowns.