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BPI Legal action

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 16:30

BPI Legal action

The proxy server, which the Pirate Party UK initially provided in solidarity with other parties in Europe, but later as an anti-censorship resource for UK users, has now been been removed. Loz Kaye made the following statement:

Elected members of the party's National Executive Committee, along with the head of IT, received letters from lawyers acting for British Phonographic Industry (BPI), threatening them personally with High Court legal action.

BPI Threatens Legal Action Against Pirate Party Executive

Friday, 14 December, 2012 - 17:45

The Pirate Party UK can confirm that 6 members of the party have received letters from a solicitors firm acting on behalf of the BPI threatening legal action. Leader Loz Kaye has been singled out, along with the 4 other members of the National Executive and the party's head of IT.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

BPI requests proxy closure

Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 22:30

Loz Kaye issued the following statement regarding the reports that the BPI had sent the Pirate Party UK a letter demanding the closure of the Pirate Party UK Pirate Bay Proxy:

Late this afternoon I received an email from Geoff Taylor at the BPI indicating that a letter had been sent to the Pirate Party, as well as an electronic copy of that letter which refers to our provision of a Pirate Bay Proxy. We have not yet received the letter by post.

BPI wants more site blocking, for Christmas

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 08:45

The BPI has demanded that UK ISPs start blocking three new torrent sites, or face being dragged through the courts.

The news comes just a week after yet another study proved that users of filesharing networks spend more money on music than non-sharers. Pirate Party UK Leader Loz Kaye commented:

BT Blocks the Pirate Bay

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 21:00

BT became the latest major UK ISP to block its customers from accessing the The Pirate Bay yesterday evening. BT has also blocked the additional addresses added by the Pirate Bay in response to the block in recent weeks. Within minutes of the block being put in place, the Pirate Bay made additional addresses available to circumvent the block.

Loz Kaye made the following statement on BT's block:

Pirate Party Proxy

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 18:00

The Pirate Party UK has hosted a proxy (tpb.pirateparty.org.uk), allowing people to connect to the Pirate Bay via Pirate Party servers, since the 19th of April 2012. We provided the proxy as a tool for users on networks where the Pirate Bay is blocked through filtering, and in support of our sister party in the Netherlands.  

Sky's block of the PirateBay further increases interest in Pirate Party UK

Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 20:15

As Sky began their block of the Pirate Bay, we saw a further increase in traffic to our proxy at tpb.pirateparty.org.uk. The increase is a little less than that from Virgin, perhaps because Sky have chosen not to explain to their users why they are blocking the Pirate Bay [1].

A proxy for an open Internet

Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 20:45

The Pirate Party UK has hosted a proxy (tpb.pirateparty.org.uk), allowing people to connect to the Pirate Bay via Pirate Party servers, since the 19th of April 2012. We provided the proxy as a tool for users on networks where the Pirate Bay is blocked through filtering, and in support of our sister party in the Netherlands.

The Pirate Bay Proxy, an Open Internet and Censorship.

The Pirate Party UK has hosted a proxy (tpb.pirateparty.org.uk), allowing people to connect to the Pirate Bay via Pirate Party servers since the 19th of April 2012.  We provided the proxy as a tool for users on networks where the Pirate Bay is blocked through filtering, and in support of our sister party in the Netherlands.  It continues to be a legitimate route for those affected by court orders issued to some (but not all) UK ISP's requiring the site to be blocked. Whilst some providers continue to allow access to the web in an unfiltered manner, others are limiting access to specific parts of the internet.

To date our proxy has seen in excess of 10 million hits, with almost 2 million additional visitors making use of the proxy each day, more than 5 GigaBytes of data (but not content) has been transferred in the last 24 hours alone. 

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