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 seemingly quite unpopular TalkTalk is still seeing its subscriber numbers slide, with 50,000 users leaving the broadband provider in the last quarter of 2011. That takes ship-jumpers up to 170,000 since November of 2010.
Ireland could be the first country to be brought to its knees by the music industry. The Irish arm of EMI has launched a High Court action, suing the Irish State over its perceived dragging-of-feet on the issue of ISP blockade of piracy sites.
Did you know the Church of England has a £5.3 billion investment portfolio? And some of that cash is invested in ISPs? Which means the Church is therefore inadvertently funding the nation's addiction to hardcore porn.