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

 

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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 18th February 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 18th February 2012 ... Read more ...
Feb
29
2012



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Rumblefish Submits YouTube Copyright Claim on Birds Singing

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Licensing firm Rumblefish claims copyright on a YouTube video that only features the ambient sound of birds singing ... Read more ...
Feb
29
2012



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Google, Microsoft, Netflix: We Want To Add DRM To HTML5

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Google, Microsoft and Netflix proposes adding DRM to HTML5 video streaming standards ... Read more ...
Feb
29
2012



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ACTA Ratification Suspended By European Commission

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A small victory for Internet activists as the ratification ACTA is temporarily suspended while the EU seeks clarification on the legality of the treat in respect to rights of EU citizens ... Read more ...
Feb
24
2012



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The Pirate Bay May Be Blocked in the UK Soon

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A music industry challenge, and a UK High Court ruling paves the way for The Pirate Bay to be blocked by ISPs ... Read more ...
Feb
24
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 11th February 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 11th February 2012 ... Read more ...
Feb
22
2012



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The Pirate Bay Switches Domains, Calls RIAA 'Delusional'

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The Pirate Bay switched from a US based domain to a Swedish one recently, but this move has come under attack by the RIAA ... Read more ...
Feb
20
2012



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Megaupload: More Charges Laid, $50m Assets Seized, Half Billion In Damages Says Govt.

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More charges laid against Megaupload, as government says more than $50 million worth of Mega assets have been seized so far to cover damages to rights holders of more than half a billion ... Read more ...
Feb
20
2012



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MPAA: Don't Rip DVDs, Re-buy the Videos Instead

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The MPAA says that by denying consumers the ability to rip DVDs legally, it actually gives them more "choice" to re-buy the same content over and over again ... Read more ...
Feb
18
2012



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UK Seizes Music Blog, Threatens To Send Downloaders To Ten Years Prison

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The UK government has seized music blog RnBXclusive, and has put up a message on the website threatening to put music downloaders in prison for 10 years ... Read more ...
Feb
15
2012



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The Pirate Bay Removing Torrent Files This Month

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The Pirate Bay will remove most of its .torrent files this month, but downloads will continue as usual thanks to "a step forward in technology" that makes .torrent files obsolete ... Read more ...
Feb
15
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 4th February 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 4th February 2012 ... Read more ...
Feb
14
2012



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New Super Resilient Software Makes File Sharing Unstoppable

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A new file sharing client may make websites like The Pirate Bay obsolete, and would make it almost impossible for authorities to stop file sharing ... Read more ...
Feb
13
2012



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New Study: Release Windows, Not BitTorrent, Driving Box Office Losses

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A new study finds that box office losses in international markets are more to do with delayed releases, than the availability of pre-release downloads on BitTorrent ... Read more ...
Feb
11
2012



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iTunes Match Monetizing Piracy By 'Magic'

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iTunes match is creating money for rightsholders "out of thin air", and now allows them to "get something" when they were previously "getting zero", says CEO of rights handling firm TuneCore ... Read more ...
Feb
10
2012



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RapidShare: The Path Forward For File Hosting Websites?

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RapidShare has managed, in only a year, to get themselves removed from the RIAA/MPAA's "notorious markets" piracy list, and their attorney explains how this was done ... Read more ...
Feb
10
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 28th January 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 28th January 2012 ... Read more ...
Feb
8
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 21st January 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 21st January 2012 ... Read more ...
Feb
8
2012



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Do You Really Own Your Steam Games? One Gamer Finds Out: Maybe Not

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Most gamers may love Steam, but wait until your account gets banned, then that love may soon turns to hate ... Read more ...
Feb
8
2012



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Ubi DRM Strikes Again: Games Will Be Unplayable Due To DRM Server Switch

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Ubisoft's controversial DRM strikes again - games including Assassin's Creed won't be playable at all during a planned transition of web services infrastructure next week ... Read more ...
Feb
4
2012



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Neil Young: Piracy Is The New Radio

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Neil Young refuses to cast web piracy as the biggest problem facing the music industry, instead, compares it to the promotional potential of radio ... Read more ...
Feb
2
2012



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New Reports Highlights Entertainment Industry's Massive Gains in the Age of Piracy

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New report shows that the entertainment industry has had an amazing decade of growth, despite the constant complaints about web piracy ... Read more ...
Feb
2
2012