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

 

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Is Netflix Streaming Helping To Reduce Piracy?

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Netflix now accounts for a huge percentage of Internet traffic in the US, outweighing piracy traffic by a significant margin ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2011



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PSN Hacker Attempts To Sell Stolen Data, Including Credit Card Numbers

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PSN hackers claim they now have full unencrypted credit card numbers, including CVV codes, and have said that Sony refused to buy back the stolen data when offered the chance ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2011



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Paramount, Fox and Disney Say No To YouTube Rentals, Due To Piracy

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Major studios are yet again fighting against innovation using the excuse of piracy, this time by not allowing their movies to be rented legally on YouTube ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2011



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ICE Use Seized Domains To Spread Anti-Piracy Propaganda

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Seized domain from the anti-piracy operation "In Our Sites" now used to display anti-piracy propaganda video ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2011



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PSN Hack: Hacker Accesses Personal Information, Credit Card Details Possibly Stolen

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Sony reveals full extent of the PSN security breach, including the fact that hackers have managed to access PSN user information, and possibly even credit card details ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th April 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th April 2011 ... Read more ...
Apr
26
2011



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Nintendo Confirms Wii 2 For 2012, Demo to be Shown At E3

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Nintendo announced successor to the Wii, and a working model will be shown at E3 in early June ... Read more ...
Apr
25
2011



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Righthaven Gets Taste of Own Medicine, Has Domain Name Seized

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In an ironic twist, Righthaven, which has demanded domain seizures as part of their copyright lawsuits, has had their own domain name seized ... Read more ...
Apr
25
2011



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PlayStation Network Down - Anonymous Says They Didn't Do It

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The PlayStation Network has been downed by "external intrusions", according to Sony, but is Anonymous involved? ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2011



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iPhone 5 Set For Possible September Launch, While Current Phones Spy On You

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More iPhone 5 rumours as supplier says it could be shipping in September, while a new scandal surfaces that involves the iPhone and iPad secretly storing your travel locations ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2011



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Harry Potter and the Missing DVDs

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Buying Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on DVD has never been more confusing, in the US at least ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2011



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Anonymous Plans New Zeland Government Attack Over New Copyright Laws

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Anonymous launches new attacks against the New Zealand political institution, after the NZ parliament passes new copyright laws that adds three-strikes, and hefty fines for alleged downloaders ... Read more ...
Apr
19
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd April 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd April 2011 ... Read more ...
Apr
19
2011



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Wii 2 Rumours: More powerful than X360, touch-screen controller

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A roundup of recent Wii 2 rumours, such as HD touch-screen controllers, and the fact that it will be much more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3 ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2011



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Doctors Using the DMCA For Censorship

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Doctors who don't want to see bad reviews posted about them online are using the services of a company called Medical Justice, which is using DMCA takedown notices to remove bad reviews ... Read more ...
Apr
18
2011



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Anti-Piracy Laws May Be Infringing Human Rights, Says Senior EU Legal Advisor

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A top advisor to EU judges says that web filtering or three strikes anti-piracy systems may be infringing out people's rights to privacy and basic human rights ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2011



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Sky Subscription Channel: Less Delays Equals Less Piracy

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A major industry players calls for more cooperation from copyright holders to reduce delays in airing TV shows overseas, and help fight the piracy problem ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2011



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YouTube Teaching Offenders A Lesson In Copyright

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Copyright delinquents can now be taught a real lesson on YouTube, as YouTube's Copyright School is now open for those caught stealing ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2011



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Kinect Navigation Added To Netflix for Xbox 360

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You can now use Kinect to control your Xbox 360 Netflix experience, but this first version of the control software seems to be lacking in many aspects ... Read more ...
Apr
15
2011



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DRM Locks Out Legitimate Gamers For 4 Days, Pirates Play Happily

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Those that paid for Dragon Age:Origins found out that they weren't able to play the game over the weekend due to a DRM server problem, but pirates were able to enjoy the game without a problem ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2011



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Something New: A DRM That Actually Punishes Pirates, Not Legitimate Buyers

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To prove a point, Garry's Mod creator Gary Newman experiments with a new type of DRM designed not to inconvenience legitimate buyers, but only to punish the pirates ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2011



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GOG: "DRM drives people to pirate games"

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Good Old Games's marketing manager comes out attacking DRM, questioning its effectiveness, and arguing against turning legitimate customers into criminals ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2011



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Sony Settles Lawsuit With geohot, Hotz Plans Sony Product Boycott

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The legal battle between Sony and geohot is over, with the hacker agreeing to not ever hack another Sony product again and urging all to boycott Sony products ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2011



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Fighting Around The World, Piracy Edition

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In the UK, Australia and even Denmark, copyright holders and their government allies are scheming new ways to stop the Internet piracy epidemic ... Read more ...
Apr
12
2011



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Glasses and Price Turning People Off 3D TVs, NPD

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A new NPD study has shown that people are still hesitant about embracing 3D mainly due to the need to wear glasses, while there have been dramatic price reductions for 3DTVs in the last year ... Read more ...
Apr
12
2011



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PlayStation Chief: 3DS Is For Kids, Xbox 360 Running Out Of Steam

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SCEA president Jack Tretton is on attack mode again, this time calling the Xbox 360 outdate, and suggesting that only young children play the 3DS ... Read more ...
Apr
10
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th March 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th March 2011 ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2011



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Congress Wants Google To Do More To Stop Online Piracy, Including Filtering Results

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Congress launch a concerted attack on search engine giant Google for failing to do more to stop online piracy ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2011



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MPAA Sues Zediva, Calls It A "Sham"

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Six major Hollywood studios sue Zediva, who allows users to rent DVDs and then have the DVD streamed to their homes digitally ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2011



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Redbox Digital: Linking Up With Hulu?

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Redbox may link up with Hulu Plus, an analyst with Merriman Capital believes ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2011



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New Study Shows 3D Blu-ray More Stimulating, and Blu-ray "better" than DVD

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New study shows that 3D Blu-ray is 7% "better" than normal Blu-ray, and normal Blu-ray is 12% "better" than DVD ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2011



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MPAA and US Congress' Love Affair Blossoms, As New Legislation Being Considered

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A bi-partisan bill aims to give the MPAA and RIAA power to have the DOJ do their bidding in shutting down websites and blacklisting others ... Read more ...
Apr
5
2011



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Hactivists Anonymous Plans Sony Attack Action

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Anonymous has threatened Sony over the company's treatment of hackers geohot and Graf_Chokolo, as well as the company's attempt to suppress information regarding the PS3's vulnerabilities ... Read more ...
Apr
4
2011



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

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 19th March 2011 ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2011



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RIAA and MPAA Join Forces To Form New Anti-Piracy Organisation

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A new agency backed by both the RIAA and MPAA is born to tackle the tricky problem of online piracy ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2011



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New Xbox 360 Disc Format Promises More Storage, But It's Not Blu-ray

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Xbox 360 games are about to get an extra 1GB of storage, with beta-testing already progressing ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2011



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Android Malware Show Users Anti-Piracy Message, While Stealing Their Data

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New Android malware pretends to fight piracy, while secretly stealing your data ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2011