With 2011 coming to an end, some of TechRadar's London team have put together their own personal high and lowlights in a tumultuous year.
Sky has revealed that it blocked access to Newzbin2 earlier this week after receiving a court order.
The Liberal Democrat Party is set to take certain parts of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) to task at its party conference next month, voting on whether to the repeal the sections of the document relating to piracy.
As expected, business Secretary Vince Cable has confirmed that the government will scrap plans to block websites, and significantly change the laws around people ripping content from CDs and DVDs they own for personal use.
Ofcom has unveiled its findings on how the Digital Economy Act could block websites that infringe on copyright, with the communications watchdog coming to the conclusion that, although it's technically possible for ISP's to block sites, that there are privacy issues and little likelihood of an effective framework for action to be taken.
Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, is set to brand government-backed website blocking plans as 'unworkable' in a speech on Wednesday.