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This page contains all the news items for the month of November 2011.

 

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Mozilla Urges The Internet To Continue Copyright Fight

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Mozilla asks Internet users to oppose the Senate's PROTECT IP Act by calling senators next Tuesday ... Read more ...
Nov
30
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 19th November 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 19th November 2011 ... Read more ...
Nov
29
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 12th November 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 12th November 2011 ... Read more ...
Nov
29
2011



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Ubisoft Moving Away From PC Games Due To Piracy, Others Disagree

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Ubisoft "cancels" two PC ports over piracy concerns, saying "95% of (their) consumers" are pirates, while game retailers disagree with Ubisoft's stance ... Read more ...
Nov
25
2011



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Google Censors New 'Piracy Related' Keywords

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Google adds new keywords to their "blacklist" of terms that don't appear in the Google suggest/auto-complete search feature ... Read more ...
Nov
25
2011



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Senator To Filibuster New Copyright Law, Asks Internet For Help

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Senator Wyden of Oregon promises to filibuster SOPA's uglier, older brother, the PROTECT IP Act in the Senate by reading out the names of people who oppose the bill ... Read more ...
Nov
23
2011



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Australian Mass Copyright Lawsuit Firm's Websites Closes, VP Resigns

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Australian's version of mass copyright lawsuit may be over before it even starts, as Movie Rights Group's website is taken down, and VP leaves the company ... Read more ...
Nov
22
2011



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Danish Police Raids Home of Blogger For Writing Guides On Accessing The Pirate Bay

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Danish blogger has home searched because he believes he wrote articles criticizing Danish anti-piracy group RettighedsAlliancen, as well as guides on how to stay anonymous online and access The (banned in Denmark) Pirate Bay ... Read more ...
Nov
22
2011



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Righthaven Loses Another Case: Stephens Media Accepts Fair Use Rights

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Righthaven loses another court case, this time on fair use grounds against progressive website Democratic Underground ... Read more ...
Nov
21
2011



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Amazon US/UK Black Friday Blu-ray Sales Roundup

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It's that time of the year, and apparently the UK is also celebrating Thanksgiving this year with their own Black Friday sales, this post highlights the best Blu-ray deals for bargain hunters ... Read more ...
Nov
21
2011



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Warner Bros. Admit UltraViolet Failures, Gives Users iTunes Vouchers As Compensation

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Facing angry users frustrated at Warner Bros' implementation of UltraViolet, iTunes vouchers are being handed out to users so they can actually have a working digital copy ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2011



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FilmOn's Alki David Sues CBS, CNET (Again) For Profiting From Copyright Infringement

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Lawsuit alleging Download.com, and its parent CBS, actively encouraged copyright infringement by distributing LimeWire is back on, after FilmOn founder Alki David re-files lawsuit with more plaintiffs ... Read more ...
Nov
18
2011



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Groups Testify At SOPA Hearing, Internet Campaign Swamps Congress

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While politicians hear from the MPAA and other pro-copyright groups on their thoughts about the controversial SOPA copyright bill, Internet users stage a day of protest resulting in over a million protest emails being sent to Congress ... Read more ...
Nov
18
2011



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Internet Giants Step Up Campaign Against Stop Online Piracy Act

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A who's who of Internet companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, have penned an open letter urging Congress to reconsider the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, which they say could kill off innovation and put the country at risk from cyberthreats ... Read more ...
Nov
16
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 5th November 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 5th November 2011 ... Read more ...
Nov
15
2011



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EFF: Internet Security And Innovation Under Threat From SOPA

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that clauses in SOPA could kill of software development, and make many current essential industry tools and services illegal, under the new "reckless" legislation ... Read more ...
Nov
14
2011



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GOG: DRM is Counter-Productive, And Steam Is Steamrolling Its Competitors

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Good Old Games's managing director says that DRM does more harm than good, and warned publishers to stop using it, while also revealing the full dominance of Steam in the digital game distribution market ... Read more ...
Nov
13
2011



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Dutch ISPs: Filtering The Pirate Bay Violates Human Rights, And Pointless Anyway

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Notorious Dutch anti-piracy agency BREIN is in court again trying to dismiss freedom of expression as relevant when it comes to the right of rights holders to protect their works ... Read more ...
Nov
13
2011



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Steam Gets Hacked: 35 Million Accounts Exposed, Including Credit Card Numbers

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Steam gets hacked, with 35 million user data being accessed by hackers, including (encrypted) credit card numbers ... Read more ...
Nov
11
2011



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Hotfile Lawsuit: Warner Removed Content It Didn't Own, Including Open Source Software

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Warner Bros. admit to wrongly removing files from Hotfile that it did not hold copyright to, and to removing an open source software also hosted by the file hosting website ... Read more ...
Nov
10
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 29th October 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 29th October 2011 ... Read more ...
Nov
10
2011



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Music Industry: Copyright Laws Don't Go Far Enough

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RIAA comes out firing, saying the DMCA gives far too much protection to websites and service providers, while the RIAA's chief defends the controversial SOPA legislation that will give power to rights holders to cut off funding to websites without the need to provide court tested evidence of wrongdoings ... Read more ...
Nov
9
2011



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Britain's Music Industry: ISP Should Block The Pirate Bay

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The BPI asks BT to block The Pirate Bay without the need for a court order, saying TPB destroys UK jobs, exposes users to viruses, and subtly hinted at charges the Torrent indexer links to child pornography ... Read more ...
Nov
7
2011



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Righthaven Legal Bill Nearly Doubled, US Marshals Now Involved

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Righthaven may face the wrath of the US Marshals service if they do not pay cost in a lost lawsuit, costs which have nearly doubled due to Righthaven's refusal to pay up ... Read more ...
Nov
4
2011



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Despite Recession, Piracy, Copyright Industries Still Flourishing

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The creative industries tout their important to the U.S. economy, but also expose just how well they're doing and how piracy doesn't really affect them at all ... Read more ...
Nov
4
2011



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Judge: Piracy May Help Sales, Not Hurt Them

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Piracy may not hurt sales, and may in fact help sales, a Spanish judge rules in a piracy case ... Read more ...
Nov
3
2011



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Petition Obama To Kill Off Stop Online Piracy Act, E-Parasites, Act

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If you want your voice heard, then sign up to a new petition that calls for the White House to take action against the Stop Online Piracy Act, also dubbed the E-Parasites Act, which aims to allow the US government to censor websites the copyright lobby deems "inappropriate" ... Read more ...
Nov
3
2011



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Another DRM Bites The Dust: Convert Your Rhapsody DRM'd Files Or Lose Them Forever

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Customers of the Rhapsody music service who still have DRM'd files must takes the painful steps of converting their music to audio CD and then ripping it again, or lose the ability to play the files after November 7, when the DRM system goes offline ... Read more ...
Nov
3
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 22nd October 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 22nd October 2011 ... Read more ...
Nov
1
2011



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UK Court Orders Newzbin2 To Be Blocked Within 14 Days, As NZBsRus Goes Down Too

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UK Court says that ISP BT must block access to Newzbin2 within 14 days, as another UK Usenet indexer goes down at the same time ... Read more ...
Nov
1
2011



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Justin Bieber Attacks Harsh Copyright Laws, Says Senator Should Be "Locked Up"

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Justin Bieber is now firmly at the center of a new copyright controversial, as he says the Senator supporting the stronger copyright laws should be "locked up" herself, while Bieber's lawyers fight those that seems to be on Bieber's side ... Read more ...
Nov
1
2011