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Government wins: Major UK ISPs forced to fight piracy for BPI

The six largest ISPs in the UK are to send hundreds of thousands of letters to their customers who have been reported by the BPI to be illegally sharing music over the Internet

By July 24, 2008


British music biz group targets Google results

The BPI, which represents hundreds of labels, tells Google to pull links to Megaupload and other file-sharing sites. Will this stall Google's music ambitions in Europe?

By June 21, 2010


Rage Against the Machine number one at Christmas: Great news for music industry?

In a week when the BPI claimed that one in three Brits regularly downloads music illegally, 500,000 people paid for a 17-year-old rock anthem just to annoy Simon Cowell

By December 21, 2009


U.K. court forces ISPs to block three torrent sites

The court says that Kickass Torrents, H33T, and Fenopy should not be made accessible to the ISPs' customers.

By February 28, 2013


More 'pirate' sites face U.K. ISP blocks

Not content with having more than 95 percent of the U.K. broadband population blocked from using The Pirate Bay, one British music trade association is asking ISPs for more blocks.

By October 23, 2012


Pirate Bay ISP blockade has almost no effect on file-sharing

The music industry's expensively won blockade of the Pirate Bay hasn't done much to stop Brits from file sharing, according to reports.

By July 16, 2012


British ISP, recording industry warn illegal downloaders

Virgin Media and the British Polyphonic Industry say they will send "informative" letters of an "informative" nature to broadband customers.

By June 6, 2008


Premier League tries to block streaming site showing games

The Premier League is bringing a court order to block a pirate site from streaming games illegally.

By June 22, 2013


Pirate Bay claims record number of visitors following ISP ban

The Pirate Bay reckons it nabbed 12 million more visitors than ever following a UK ruling last week that saw the site banned.

By May 4, 2012


1 billion songs legally downloaded in the UK, Adele tops chart

All-time legal music downloads in the UK have just hit 1 billion, led by everyone's favourite heart-weary North Londoner.

By April 10, 2013