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

 

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Weekly News Roundup (31 March 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 31 March 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
31
2013



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Piracy: Freedom or Robbery? Artists Asked to Pick a Side

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Where do artists stand on the piracy issue? Brooklyn band Ghost Beach wants to start a debate ... Read more ...
Mar
31
2013



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EA Boss Says DRM Doesn't Work, Claims SimCity's DRM is not DRM

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EA's Frank Gibeau explains why DRM sucks, and why SimCity's DRM wasn't designed as a DRM ... Read more ...
Mar
31
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th March 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th March 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
27
2013



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Xbox 720 Developer Documentations Shows Blu-ray Drive, Hints At "Always-On" DRM

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Leaked documents from the XDK mentions "Always On, Always Connected", leading some to conclude that the Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, will use "always-online" DRM ... Read more ...
Mar
25
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (24 March 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 March 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
24
2013



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DRM More Damaging Than Piracy, Says Super Meat Boy Dev

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Creator of indie game hit Super Meat Boys gives lesson on accounting, and explains why DRM is more dangerous than piracy for game companies ... Read more ...
Mar
24
2013



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New Study Says Music Piracy Does Not Hurt Music Sales, May Even Help

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A European Commission study into music piracy has found that it may not be hurting music sales at all, and may even help ... Read more ...
Mar
23
2013



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Our New Game: Protesting Inappropriate Copyright Damages

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Introducing our new Android/iOS apptivism game, Pirate This!, that takes a mocking look at the copyright statutory damages system ... Read more ...
Mar
21
2013



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U.S. Supreme Court Hands Defeat To Entertainment Industry Over Resale Rights

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A "victory for common sense" as U.S. Supreme Court reconfirms that the First-sale Doctrine applies to foreign based copyrighted works too ... Read more ...
Mar
20
2013



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

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th March 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
20
2013



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SimCity Hack Allows Cities To Be Taken Over, Thanks To 'Always-On' DRM

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Maxis says "always-online" wasn't a DRM requirement forced onto them by EA, but a design decision to make a better game, as hackers produce mod that allows for offline play, as well as the ability to destroy anyone else's city ... Read more ...
Mar
19
2013



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Inventor of World Wide Web Says Copyright Alert System Hurts Democracy

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, says that "six-strikes" harms the democratic process ... Read more ...
Mar
14
2013



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

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



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SXSW Interactive Panel Blasts Copyright Law, Entertainment Industry

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A panel consisting of academics, a web entrepreneur, a former Washington staffer and an attorney explain why copyright law simply isn't working, and why new proposals are so dangerous ... Read more ...
Mar
12
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (10 March 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 10 March 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
10
2013



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SimCity's DRM Debacle, Another 'Always-Online' Game Launch Fail

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Another "always-online" DRM game launches, leads to another launch FAIL ... Read more ...
Mar
9
2013



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HBO's New Anti-Piracy Plan For 'Game of Thrones'

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HBO has new plan to tackle the 'Game of Thrones' piracy problem (of the Internet kind, not the ship kind, which assume can be tackled with an ample supply of Wildfire) ... Read more ...
Mar
9
2013



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 23rd February 2013

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 23rd February 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
6
2013



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The Pirate Bay Finds New Home in North Korea? Maybe not ...

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The Pirate Bay may or may not have "defected" to North Korea, as it seeks "virtual asylum" in its fight against "huge corporations from the United States of America" ... Read more ...
Mar
6
2013



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Furniture with DRM? See Video of Results!

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What if DRM was added to furniture, and it self destructs after a certain number of uses? ... Read more ...
Mar
6
2013



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Weekly News Roundup (3 March 2013)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 3 March 2013 ... Read more ...
Mar
3
2013



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More Websites Blocked in UK, While France Ponders Doing the Same

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UK High Court orders more websites to be blocked, while France's HADOPI agency wants the power to do the same ... Read more ...
Mar
3
2013



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Music Piracy Down, Revenue Up, Thanks To New Legal Alternatives

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Spotify, not law enforcement, was key to lowering piracy and raising revenue in 2012 ... Read more ...
Mar
2
2013