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This page contains all the news items for the month of December 2012.

 

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Weekly News Roundup (2012 Roundup Edition)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 30 December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
30
2012



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The End of an Era: PS2 Finally Discontinued In Japan

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Sony plans to cease producing and shipping PS2s in Japan, tentatively signalling the end of a console that has lasted 13 years, and survived through three console generations ... Read more ...
Dec
29
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 15th December 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 15th December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
27
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 8th December 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 8th December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
27
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (23 December 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 23 December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2012



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Best Buy Testing In-Home Disc to UltraViolet Digital 'Conversion'

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Best Buy makes available software that allows users to "convert" their DVDs to cloud hosted UltraViolet versions at home ... Read more ...
Dec
22
2012



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Warner Bros And Intel Sue Company Over HDCP Circumvention Device

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Warner Bros. and Intel files lawsuit against company that makes HDCP circumvention devices ... Read more ...
Dec
21
2012



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US Official 'Notorious Markets' Piracy List Updated

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The USTR releases its "notorious markets" list, with several familiar names, but also notable absences, including Megaupload, Demonoid and Chinese website Taobao ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 1st December 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 1st December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
18
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (16 December 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 16 December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2012



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Google DMCA Takedowns Increase Tenfold, MPAA Still Says Google Not Doing Enough

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Google now processes ten times as many DMCA takedown requests that it was doing just six months ago, but the MPAA says Google still needs to do a lot more ... Read more ...
Dec
15
2012



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Spotify Founder: Creating Something Better Than Piracy Was My Goal

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Spotify founder says that creating a service that can actually compete with piracy and better it was his main goal in coming up with Spotify's freemium model ... Read more ...
Dec
14
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday Week 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 24th November 2012, the Black Friday sales week ... Read more ...
Dec
11
2012



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Wii U Off To Good Start, But Xbox 360 Still Reigns Supreme

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The Wii U sales figures are out, with Nintendo pleased, but Microsoft still dominated November, which included the important Black Friday sales week ... Read more ...
Dec
10
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (9 December 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 9 December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
9
2012



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The Pirate Bay Launches Promo Bay, Gets Blocked In UK, And Then Unblocked

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The Pirate Bay officially launches The Promo Bay, only to see it banned in the UK for no apparent reason, and then un-banned, raising issues regarding the unilateral ways of the piracy censorship regime ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2012



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Megaupload Closure Has Had Massive Impact, Says MPAA, But Says Nothing On Revenue

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Megaupload's closure has massively disrupted the direct linking piracy scene, but the MPAA presents little or not evidence this has had any positive effect on revenue ... Read more ...
Dec
6
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 17th November 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 17th November 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2012



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DRM Will Never Work And The Microsoft Engineers Who Predicted It

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A 2002 paper predicted that DRM would never work, and the Microsoft engineers who wrote it nearly got fired for stating the obvious ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (2 December 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 2 December 2012 ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2012



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Redbox Instant Details Leaked, Subscription From $6 Per Month

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Accidental website leak shows details about Redbox and Verizon's soon to be available streaming VOD service, including pricing ... Read more ...
Dec
1
2012