MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 01-06-2013

Pirate Party UK Removes Pirate Bay Proxy

Bookmark and Share
BPI has received signed confirmations from Pirate Party UK executives that they will remove proxy access from their website to the illegal site The Pirate Bay. Pirate Party UK has already disabled the proxy.

BPI welcomes this development. Provided Pirate Party UK complies with the confirmations, no legal proceedings should be necessary.

BPI Chief Executive Geoff Taylor said: "We asked Pirate Party UK to remove the proxy because The Pirate Bay is an illegal site that is undermining the growth of legal digital music services. We believe its executives should respect the law, and the basic right of creative people to be paid for their work. There are many fantastic digital music services that make it simple to get music legally online. This outcome will help ensure that this new digital sector in the UK can grow, continue to innovate for music fans, and create more UK jobs."

On 29th November 2012, BPI wrote to Pirate Party UK to try to resolve the matter of the proxy amicably. Pirate Party UK continued to make clear that they had absolutely no intention of removing the proxy while The Pirate Bay remained blocked by the High Court.

BPI's solicitors then wrote to Pirate Party UK's executive members seeking legal confirmations that they would remove the proxy. Because the Pirate Party is not a limited company and has no form of legal personality, the proper legal course was to write to the executive members personally.

On Friday 14th December 2012, Pirate Party UK confirmed to BPI that the executives would be providing written confirmations that they would remove The Pirate Bay proxy. But Pirate Party UK continued to solicit donations from the public for a planned "legal challenge" on their website and in the media.

BPI was dismayed to read subsequent allegations made by leader of the Pirate Party UK Loz Kaye that BPI was "threatening to bankrupt me and other party officers." These allegations are completely untrue. At no time did BPI make any threats about bankruptcy or even seek damages from Pirate Party UK or members of its National Executive. When pressed, Loz Kaye was forced to deny these claims and acknowledged that he had not been threatened with bankruptcy.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR


IES 15 - The Indie Entertainment Summit A Resounding Success

Dirty Lowdown & Dominican Don To Release New Single Tributing Michael Jackson

Melissa B. Signs Worldwide Exclusive Publishing Agreement With USA Media Rights


UNITY Electronic Music Festival Is Coming!


EASTWEST Offers Free Trial And Streamlined Pricing For Composer Cloud Subscribers

Zaena Morisho Releases New Video "MI NA WE" - FUSING AFRO ROOTS

International R&B/Soul Artist Devon Howard Goes Back To Classic R&B With New CD 'Return To Love'

IES Rock Honors Set To Induct Icons Lemmy & Motorhead, Slash, The Ramones & The Runaways



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» OpenLIVE Launches Australia's First Hi-Resolution Music Download Store
» Japanese Auto Maker And Musical Instrument Manufacturer Partner To Co-Develop Electric Sports Car Driving Sound
» Arizona Progressive Art Rock Band With Our Arms To The Sun Sign With Fade To Silence Records
» D.O.A. Releases Controversial “Pipeline Fever” Video
» BLACKFOOT GYPSIES RELEASE “HANDLE IT” TO GLOBAL RADIO EXCLUSIVELY VIA AIRPLAY DIRECT
» The Talkhouse Hires Brenna Ehrlich As Managing Editor
» SUISA Builds Online Portal With The Appway Platform For Swiss Songwriters, Composers And Music Publishers
» MusicDish Sponsors SPOTLIGHT Rhythm & Trends Festival
» New Album Release From Angela Predhomme: 'Will'
» Voodoo Sex Cult Announce Their Sponsorship With Coldcock Whiskey


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» MusicDish Sponsors SPOTLIGHT Rhythm & Trends Festival
» Beijing's FakeMusicMedia And Pilot Music Announce New Label
» UNITY Electronic Music Festival Is Coming!
» Second Hand Rose Rocked At Paléo Festival Nyon
» New Island Entertainment Presents A F8ckin Birthday Extravaganza At Santos Party House
» MusicDish*China Booking (Snow Mountain), DDC, NAMM Musikmesse Russia And NMS
» 365 Days From Dusk Till Dawn: DDC 1 Year Anniversary Program
» The Challenges Of Learning How To Play Drums
» Blue Note Entertainment Group Further Expands East With New Venue In Beijing
» From North Korea To NYC - Shanghai DJ B.O Spins Libation & Leftfield
» Bay Area Chinese Music Association Presents Second Hand Rose West Coast Show
» Cooking Vinyl's Martin Goldschmidt Calls For Direct Tax Breaks For Music

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.