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Official: the IP regime isn’t working so let’s get on and fix it

FAST responds to All Party IP Group report into the UK intellectual property rights policy framework

Unlicensed software increases risk of cyber attacks and could open business to financial penalties from the Information Commissioner

The UK department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued guidance for companies on how to address cyber risks. The guidance comes following the Government’s own strategic...

Cloud is not a Game-Changer in the fight against The Pirate Bay, claims Federation Against Software Theft

  • A worrying, but not unexpected move by the Pirate Bay
  • However, measures already exist for governments to access cloud data in criminal investigations, even in cross-border situations.

Small claims track significant development in the protection of IP, says FAST

Industry body welcomes development but expresses concern over claims threshold

Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEA) must be future proofed, says FAST

Introduction of 4G highlights limitations of legislation

FAST gives a positive response to calls for greater enforcement role for international body

Push for more powerful enforcement support role for the EU’s Observatory for Infringements of Intellectual Property is welcome

FAST brings ‘Software – Stay Legal’ campaign to Birmingham

Industry body to train up Trading Standards across the West Midlands to stamp down on software piracy and protect jobs

Think you’re not being watched? Think again

University of Birmingham research points to large scale monitoring of BitTorrent as fight steps up against the pirates

New international agreement steps up fight against software piracy

Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) join forces against software theft within UK, Europe and the U.S.A.

FAST Legal Advisory Group (FLAG) leads discussion on Internet Piracy

Industry experts gather on the 12th September in Westminster to discuss developments in IP & internet law ahead of the implementation of the DEA