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This page contains all the news items for the month of January 2013.

 

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First Wave of Takedown Requests Hit Mega, While New Mega Search Engine Site Launched

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New file hosting website Mega appears to be genuinely and effectively processing takedown requests, but this may not allay Hollywood and music industry fears, as a third-party search engine for Mega also launches that allows users to search for pirated downloads ... Read more ...
Jan
31
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 19th January 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 19th January 2013 ... Read more ...
Jan
30
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (27 January 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 27 January 2013 ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2013



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Antigua Plans 'Legal' Piracy Website

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The government of Antigua and Barbuda plans to launch a website selling U.S owned media without paying copyright fees, a plan that's actually supported by the World Trade Organization ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2013



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4K Ultra HD On Blu-ray? Blu-ray Group Already Launched Feasibility Study

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Can the existing Blu-ray format accommodate 4K or Ultra HD? The Blu-ray Disc Association is already studying the possibilities. ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 12th January 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 12th January 2013 ... Read more ...
Jan
24
2013



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New Megaupload Sidesteps Legal Issues, But Already Targeted By Copyright Groups

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The new Megaupload, simply known as Mega, adds encryption to prevent prying eyes, but the MPAA and other anti-piracy groups are already lining up to take Kim DotCom's new venture down ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 5th January 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 5th January 2013 ... Read more ...
Jan
17
2013



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Nearly Half In U.S. Have Obtained Pirated Content, New Study Shows

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American Assembly's reports attempts to paint the full picture of the copyright culture in the U.S. (and Germany), with some surprising results ... Read more ...
Jan
17
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (13 January 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 January 2013 ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2013



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CES: 4K TVs, 4K Blu-rays, and 4K Blunders

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4K is all the rage at this year's CES, with TVs, Blu-rays and even bloopers all feeding into the 4K hype (mathematically 4 times as strong as the HDTV hype) ... Read more ...
Jan
12
2013



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Piracy Takedowns, Domain Seizures Don't Work, New Research Says

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Taking down pirated uploads, censoring or seizing domain names, and even the closure of Megaupload have not had any notable effect on cyberlocker piracy, a new study finds ... Read more ...
Jan
12
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 29th December 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 29th December 2012 ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2013



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Republican Staffer, Author of 'Sensible' Copyright Memo, Talks About Firing, Backlash

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Derek Khanna, Republican staffer who wrote "sensible" copyright memo, talks about the memo, the backlash from the "content industry" and his subsequent firing ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (6 January 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 6 January 2013 ... Read more ...
Jan
6
2013



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Sony's RFID Based DRM Could Be Used To Stop Second Hand Games Trade

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Sony files patent application for RFID based DRM that would be used to prevent used games from being played on non-authorized consoles ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2013



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Google, Yahoo Funding Web Piracy, New Report

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A new report says Google and Yahoo are financially aiding top piracy websites ... Read more ...
Jan
5
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 22nd December 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 22nd December 2012 ... Read more ...
Jan
2
2013