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

 

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Moby: Music Industry Shortsighted Over Piracy Approach

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Musician Moby takes music industry to task over their "shortsightedness" in not recognizing the importance of creating new fans, even if these fans come via piracy ... Read more ...
Nov
30
2013



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Movie Studios Up Their Contribution To the MPAA, Chairman Dodd Paid $3.3M

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MPAA received more money from member studios in 2012, with chairman Chris Dodd receiving $3.3m in salary and bonuses ... Read more ...
Nov
28
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (24 November 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 November 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
24
2013



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Xbox One Has Day One Million Unit Sales Like PS4, And Also Has Hardware Problems

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Over a million Xbox One consoles sold in the first 24 hours, as some users report disc drive grinding noise problems ... Read more ...
Nov
24
2013



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MPAA, RIAA Against Lowering $250,000 Max For Copyright Statutory Damages

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Amid calls for reduced statutory damages for copyright offenses, the MPAA and RIAA have issued their support for the current system which saw a single mother fined $1.92 million for sharing 24 songs ... Read more ...
Nov
23
2013



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MPAA Wants 'Zero Tolerance' Approach to Phones, Recording Devices At Movie Theaters

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The MPAA updates guidelines that call for increased scrutiny of people with walking canes, long coats and people who pull out their phones during movie screenings ... Read more ...
Nov
22
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th November 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th November 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
21
2013



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PS4 First Day Sales: A Million Units in North America, Amid Faulty Console Concerns

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The PS4 launch may be the most successful ever, as a million consoles are sold in the first 24 hours in North America. But reports of faulty "Blue light of death" consoles also surface ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (17 November 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 17 November 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
17
2013



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Sony Hoping For Wii U Success, But Says Nintendo's Message is Confusing

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Sony is hoping Nintendo's Wii U starts selling well, in order to convince gamers that traditional video gaming, as opposed to smartphones and tablet games, is still the way to go ... Read more ...
Nov
17
2013



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Witcher Dev: Game Publishers Use DRM To Fool Bosses, Investors

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The game industry knows DRM isn't working, but still uses it to fool investors, shareholders, and themselves, into thinking they're doing something against piracy - says the developers of The Witcher series ... Read more ...
Nov
16
2013



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More Than Half of Web Downloads Belong to Netflix and YouTube

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Netflix, YouTube now account for 50% of peak download traffic, with BitTorrent usage falling below 10% for the first time ... Read more ...
Nov
15
2013



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MPAA, RIAA To Target Schoolkids With Anti-Piracy Education

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MPAA, RIAA backed group proposes pro-copyright teachings to kids still in kindergarten ... Read more ...
Nov
14
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd November 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd November 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
13
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (10 November 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 10 November 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
10
2013



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Xbox One Won't Support Blu-ray 3D Titles At Launch

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Xbox One won't be able to play Blu-ray 3D titles, Microsoft rep confirms ... Read more ...
Nov
9
2013



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RIAA, BPI Websites Guilty of Minor Copyright Abuse

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Both the RIAA and the BPI may have abused license terms of third-party code that was used for their websites ... Read more ...
Nov
8
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th October 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th October 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
6
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (3 November 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 3 November 2013 ... Read more ...
Nov
3
2013



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PS4 Surprises: No Audio CD, MP3 Playback, DLNA Not Supported

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Sony's PS4 can't play audio CDs, lacks MP3 support, and will no longer act as a DLNA client for home media streaming ... Read more ...
Nov
2
2013



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isoHunt Shutdown Effective For A Week - 'Copy' of Site Back Up

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A site claiming to be the new isoHunt is back up only a week after the original was shut down by the MPAA ... Read more ...
Nov
2
2013



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Cisco To Pay To Make H.264 Open Source

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Cisco will eat licensing cost for their open source H.264 implementation to solve a big problem for the open source community ... Read more ...
Nov
1
2013