Category Archives: UK copyright

Spotify: listen up

Spotify may be the future of music. As of February 10th the Spotify music service is open to the public, so you don’t need an invitation to register. Sign up quick. Free with ads, or ad free £10.00 month … and the record companies force them to remove tracks … “Spotify has been forced […]

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Comment on Digital Britain report

Jack Schofield has a Guardian piece  linking to a WordPress site which allows you to comment on the text of the Carter report. How excellent. We will.

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Carter report on Guardian tech weekly

Discussion on Carter report Digital Britain on Guardian Tech Weekly podcast. Government intervention. How to pay for universal broadband? “Think like the Victorians” (Vic Keegan). 2MB is an aspiration, compared with 20 and 50MB in other countries. ‘Universal service obligation’ does not include a commitment to achieve even this speed for all. New media startups […]

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Filesharing prosecutions

“Cleveland police have charged Alan Ellis, the former administrator of the defunct BitTorrent tracker site, with conspiracy to defraud the record industry. Ellis, a 25-year-old IT worker, will face magistrates at a committal hearing on 24 September, a police spokeswoman said today. Five individuals who were arrested in June for uploading music torrents to […]

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