Unlike the UK's 2010 Digital Economy Act, which wanted to shut off the Internet of "persistent pirates," the UK will begin to issue warnings to users that are suspected of pirating content.
2014: Top five unusual news stories of the year
Logitech G910 Orion Spark: Unboxing & first impressions
A week of Windows 10 news, Apple allegations and Sony's week of hell
Microsoft's low end smartphone strategy needs a reboot
Latest deals in the Steam Holiday Sale 2014
Steam Holiday Sale 2014
View our coverage on Windows 10
Internet service provider
A court has ruled that a mandatory ISP-level block restricting access to The Pirate Bay in the Netherlands is unlawful, and access to the site is already being restored to Dutch web users today.
BT Broadband has revealed details of its new network-level Parental Controls, which will block access to adult content for all users by default, forcing them to opt out of the restrictions if desired.
After celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Pirate Bay has now launched its own web browser, which it says "circumvents censorship and blockades" to allow users to view the web without restriction.
New Zealand ISP FYX has ended its censorship-free 'global mode' soon after launch, citing "matters that require consideration" before the content industry decide to sue the provider out of existence.
The UK High Court has ordered an ISP to provide personal details for over 9,000 customers to a porn production company, which claims those users' IP addresses unlawfully downloaded its content.