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Piracy

UK ISPs Ordered To Block Pirate Bay 188

Barence writes "Five of Britain's biggest ISPs have been ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media have been told to block access to the site. Britain's biggest ISP, BT, has been given a few further weeks to 'consider its position.' Music lobby group, the BPI, welcomed the move, saying music creators 'deserve to be paid for their work just like everyone else' and calling for those who use The Pirate Bay to illegally download content to 'explore the many digital music services operating ethically and legally in the UK.'"
Businesses

Submission + - 439 Fewer Ways to Hate Bank of America

theodp writes: Haters of Bank of America and CEO Brian Moynihan now have 439 fewer ways to express their disdain for the bank. In recent days, at least 439 domain names that are critical of BofA’s top officials were taken off the market. The registrations of the domain names, which include imaginative swipes at the bank's CEO, such as BrianMoynihanBlows.com and BrianTMoynihanSucks.net, will stop BofA-haters from slamming the bank's top execs and directors with a couple of very specific pejoratives. Companies have made it a practice to scoop up negative web addresses that might be used by disgruntled customers, but this domain name buy is unusual in that it focuses on BofA's directors and corporate officers rather than the corporate brand. In other BofA news, a cloud of suspense surrounds Bank of America and WikiLeaks amidst speculation that BofA may be the next target of Julian Assange.

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