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District court rules against Cloudflare in anti-piracy suit

A Florida district court has ruled that Cloudflare, the content delivery network (CDN), is not protected from anti-piracy injunctions by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As a result, Cloudflare may be held responsible for activities undertaken in support of torrent websites that have been served anti-piracy injunctions. This decision serves as a clarification of… Read More

Ofcom proposes millions in compensation for broadband customers

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed new plans which would see consumers who experience poor service automatically compensated, in cash or credit, by their landline or broadband providers. As part of the scheme, customers who have had to put up with delayed repairs, missed installation or engineer appointments, will be paid up to £30 in… Read More

Chatbot lawyer offers free legal advice to refugees

A chatbot which helped to overturn 160,000 parking fines has now been updated to provide free legal advice to refugees claiming asylum in the U.S., Canada and the UK. The lawyer robot, DoNotPay, developed by Stanford University student Joshua Browder, was launched on the Facebook Messenger app in 2015. The entrepreneur first created the bot… Read More

Ansip addresses conflicts in the ‘race’ to 5G

The European Commission’s Vice President Andrus Ansip has emphasised in a speech that the EU’s feverish ambitions regarding the implementation of 5G must take second place to the need for fully global standards to be established first, commenting ‘There will not be a second chance to do this.’ Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Ansip –… Read More

Idaho vies to become 21st U.S. state to offer data centre tax breaks

The state of Idaho is seeking new legislation which could add it to the growing number of U.S. states in a position to entice data centre business via tax incentives. Officials from the Idaho Department of Commerce have proposed the Technology Equipment Tax Rebate Bill, which would provide sales rebates on server equipment not only… Read More

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