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Australia's 'internet filter': Government passes site-blocking laws

Australian Parliament passes controversial new laws allowing rights holders to force service providers to block websites deemed to be facilitating piracy, but critics have slammed it as nothing more than an "internet filter."

By June 22, 2015


Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014


French three-strikes law no longer suspends Net access

Dropping a punishment that could cut off Internet access for those who shared music or video illegally, a French ministry vows instead to target those who profit commercially from piracy.

By July 10, 2013


Australian attorney-general won't confirm copyright meetings with ISPs

The Australian government's Attorney-General's Department will not confirm whether it is discussing new policies against online copyright infringement with ISPs.

By October 29, 2013


France sees first conviction under new antipiracy law

A man is ordered to pay fine for failing to secure his Internet connection, which was used to pirate copyrighted songs. Hey, what happened to the U.S. version of graduated response?

By September 13, 2012


Indie film legend accuses Apple, Google of Web piracy

Harvey Weinstein, the man who helped produce "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love," says authorities should shut down sites that "steal content." Weinstein, however, sounds out of touch about who is to blame.

By October 12, 2012


'Censorship creep': Pirate Bay block will affect one-third of U.K.

Nearly 10 years ago, "Cleanfeed" was designed to protect the British public from child abuse imagery. A decade later, the same system is used to enforce ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. How did the U.K. fall into "censorship creep"?

By June 16, 2012


Exclusive: Top ISPs poised to adopt graduated response to piracy

A proposal that calls for some of the top Internet service providers to interrupt service for subscribers who repeatedly pirate movies and music could be signed and announced as early as next month, sources said.

By June 22, 2011


Twitter injunction bashing on agenda at inter-government Internet talks

Mark Zuckerberg and other Internet giants meet with government heads today to discuss privacy, the law, and the future of the Web at the e-G8 conference in Paris.

By May 24, 2011


CNET UK Podcast 223: Nokia has a little rethink

This week, Nokia changes its mind, plus we talk about Twitter being sold and a girl spending $1,400 on Smurfberries. There's the usual news and Crave discussion too.

By February 11, 2011