Big Media Wins: Newzbin2 Finally Calls It Quits

The Newzbin saga has been raging for over a year now, with big media first managing to sue the original Newzbin out of existence, and then winning a court order to block the revived Newzbin2 off the face of the planet. But now the hackers behind Newzbin2 have thrown in the towel. The original Usenet indexer that brought binaries into the mainstream, is no more. Read More >>

Queue Up Those Downloads: Court Tells UK ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay

The long-running saga of the war on file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has taken a sad new legal turn, with the UK's High Court ruling, as previously expected, that our ISPs are now obliged to restrict access to the huge torrent specialist. Read More >>

The Pirate Bay Might Get the Newzbin-Treatment and Be Blocked In the UK

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. Read More >>

War Against Newzbin2 Continues: Yet Another Forced Blockade Gets Pushed Through

I’m not quite sure how this is still happening given the recent EU rulings deeming the practice of forced blockage illegal, but TalkTalk has now been court ordered to rub Newsbin2 off the map. Read More >>

Newzbin2 Gets the Cold Shoulder From Sky As Well

That messy court ordered website blocking business is continuing unabated, with Sky being the latest to be strong-armed into blockade of Newsbin2. It was asked "nicely" by the Motion Picture Association last month, and despite the EU ruling that forcing ISPs to filter sites for piracy is illegal, it's now come back with a court order. Read More >>

European Court of Justice Says No to Forced ISP Blockade Of Pirate Sites and Services

The European Court of Justice has rulled that ISPs can't be forced into filtering traffic for the purpose of copyright protection, which may impact on the recent court orders forcing BT to filter out Newzbin and The Pirate Bay. Read More >>

Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk Asked to Join BT Newzbin Block

We could well be about to see a blanket ban on easy access to usenet archive site Newzbin, with the Motion Picture Association now asking another two UK ISPs to restrict access to the popular download resource. Read More >>

Surprise! Newzbin Users Not Stopped by BT's Filtering Attempts

BT's efforts to stop users accessing the Newzbin usenet archive doesn't appear to be working, thanks to a combination of Newzbin's own bypassing app and the general technical awareness of those who enjoy the internet's last great untamed wilderness. Read More >>

Landmark Ruling Sees High Court Order BT To Block Newzbin2 In Filesharing Clampdown

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. Read More >>


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