Tag Archives: copyright

UK ISPs lose controversial battle over copyright measures

BT and Talk talk, the two majors ISPs in the UK lost their appeal against the controversial measures to tackle copyright infringement online, imposed by the Digital Economy Act. The ruling brings an end to an almost two years of legal challenges against the legislation by the ISPs.

The Act requires ISPs to send warning letters to users that download copyrighted files. On the third warning the ISP will have the legal power to cut you off the internet.

IT and IP Law Updates 24/02/12

Anti-piracy pact falters after protests: delay follows internet campaign     (Article – Newspaper)

Source: Financial Times, February 23, 2012, 9. Also reported in Guardian, February 23, 2012, 22

Subject: Intellectual Property; Communications/Media/IT – Information technology; International Law – International law

Keywords: Copyright; Counterfeiting; EU law; International law; International trade; Treaties

Added: February 23, 2012

Intellectual property and Information technology Law (updates)

1. The Pirate Bay could be blocked in UK: file sharing site unlawfully shares copyrighted music, says UK high court     (Article – Newspaper)

Source: Guardian, February 20, 2012, Online edition. Also reported in Daily Telegraph, February 21, 2012, 15

Subject: Intellectual Property; Communications/Media/IT – Information technology

Keywords: Copyright; File sharing; Internet service providers; Musical works; Online infringement; Websites


FTC hacked again, username and passwords leaked

Hackers associated with the activist group Anonymous hacked the US Federal Trade Commission and consumer rights website ftc.gov before a couple of hours as part of a protest against US efforts to stop illegal online piracy of movies and music. The website Database along with login details has leaked to public


#opFrance Anonymous in France disclose personal data of over 540 Police Officers

Anonymous in France managed to gather confidential information from over 541 police officers in retaliation to French government to censor the internet. ACTA was signed by 22 members on 26 of January this year.

#OpDoring – Anonymous attack PAN – National Action Party in Mexico

Today 10:50 PM GMT as a respond to senator Federico Döring proposal to block P2P programs in Mexico anonymous brought down the main website of PAN (The National Action Party on Mexico) http://www.pan.org.mx/.  As a result the site was unavailable.

#OpUFC Anonymous land a KO Blow on Dana White

In a recent interview the president of Zuffa’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White threatened anonymous by calling them cowards  because Ufc.com was redirected several items by hacktivists the previous week. White compared hackers of UFC.com to terrorists.

Anonymous managed to bring down European Commission Website

One of Europe’s most important websites has been the target for Anonymous today. The European Commission website ec.europa.eu has been brought down by the hacktivist group before a couple of minutes. Anyone who tries to enter the site gets the error message  “you do not have permission to access the server”.


Day 6 and US Government still under Anonymous attack

Six days pass since the seizure of Megaupload.com and since the DDoS attacks using the old LOIC (Low orbit Ion Cannon) software made by anonymous back in 2010 for operation payback. This software was downloaded by thousands Worldwide as the download page shows. The latest report showed that over 27 000 computers may have take part in the attack using the LOIC soft.

opMegaupload, ACTA SOPA web @ war… Major Tango down websites list (updated 1-02-12)

As we have seen the last twenty four hours a massive DDoS attack is taking place on major governments and entertainment websites. They have been the main target of the Anonymous group in retaliation for the megaupload.com closure by the Feds yesterday.  It was said that over 20, 000 computers participated in the DDoS attack operation and the number is still raising fast. The number of the websites that went down today raise too. We try to track down all the websites that either have been DDoS or hacked (Defaced, dumped) and update our list. These sites where reported down in twitter  with hashtag #OpMegaupload #OpBrasil #OpIreland. Below is the full list of the websites that where attacked by anonymous.

Update: List continues @?p=420

  • http://www.sacem.fr/
  • http://www.fbi.gov/
  • http://www.justice.gouv.fr/
  • http://www.justice.gov/
  • http://mpaa.org/
  • http://riaa.org/
  • http://www.bmi.com/
  • http://www.wmg.com/