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German ISPs may be held responsible for illegal music downloads

German ISPs may be held responsible for illegal music downloads

Written by on November 27, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means. The federal Supreme Court dismissed two cases brought by music rights society GEMA against Deutsche […]

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We need to review ISP speed adverts

We need to review ISP speed adverts

Written by on June 30, 2015 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

I’ve always thought the Internet Service Provider business is unique.  In particular with regards to advertised speeds.  There has been much talk lately about ISP throttling data bandwidth or transparency with regards to network traffic management practices.  The fact is the advertised speeds are never a guaranteed rate, in fact quite the opposite.  When an […]

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ISP sacks customers

ISP sacks customers

Written by on June 19, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

While the Net Neutrality rules came into effect late last week for folks in the US, Aussie ISP Exetel cut off services to a number of its own customers.  This is not the first time Exetel has dumped data hogs.  Exetel sent notice to around 500 customers informing them that they had 30 days to […]

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