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

 

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Sony CEO Says PSN Was Hacked Because Sony's Anti-Piracy Stance

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Sony CEO Howard Stringer says hackers didn't like Sony protecting their intellectual property, and that this is the reason for the PSN hack ... Read more ...
Jun
30
2011



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Studios Wants To Ban Newzbin via ISP Filter, Wants To "Murder" Hotfile

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The MPA and its American cousins are locked in legal battles on both sides of the Atlantic, as the industry group wants ISPs to start blocking websites, and also want file host Hotfile to hand over every piece of data the company holds ... Read more ...
Jun
29
2011



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Sony Movies Taken Off Netflix, Due To Contract Dispute

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Sony movies were removed en masse last Friday from Netflix's digital streaming service, thanks to an old agreement that now seems shortsighted due to Netflix's surging popularity ... Read more ...
Jun
28
2011



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PS3 Hacker geohot Now Works At Facebook

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George Hotz, PS3 hacker, is now working at Facebook on a yet unknown project. ... Read more ...
Jun
28
2011



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Artist Currently Known As Prince Protests Against Piracy, Digital Music

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Prince is fighting online piracy, changes in the music industry, and even digital music, by promising to not release any new albums until these problems get solved ... Read more ...
Jun
26
2011



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MPAA Reveals $400,000 Spend on Q1 Lobbying of Law Enforcement Agencies

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The MPAA's own lobbying disclosure report shows they've been busy in Q1 2011, with lobbying of not only politicians, but direct lobbying of law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Homeland Security ... Read more ...
Jun
24
2011



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Top American ISPs Plan To Adopt 'Graduated Response', Banning Subscribers For Piracy

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AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon are set to introduce a three-strikes system to help the music and movie industry in their fight against web piracy ... Read more ...
Jun
23
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 11th June 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 11th June 2011 ... Read more ...
Jun
22
2011



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Project Zomboid Taken Offline Due To Pirated Copy, But Not Because of Piracy

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Sometimes pirates can hurt a game developer even if the developers don't mind piracy, and this is what happened with the indie game Project Zomboid ... Read more ...
Jun
22
2011



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New Xbox 360 Slim Model Coming, New PS3 Model With PS2 Compatibility?

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New Xbox 360 and PS3 models promise better consoles, although some promised features may have been lost in translation ... Read more ...
Jun
21
2011



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Kinect Windows Development Kit Beta Released

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Microsoft has just made it even easier for Kinect hackers to play around with the motion detection system, as the beta version of the Kinect Windows SDK has just been released ... Read more ...
Jun
20
2011



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Now Sega Gets Hacked Too - 1.29 Million Customer Details Leaked

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A Sega website has been hacked and 1.29 million user details leaked ... Read more ...
Jun
20
2011



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TVShack Admin Facing Extradition To US, ICE Tries To Bypass "Unfriendly" UK Law

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23 year old student now faces fight against extradition to the United States to face copyright charges on a website that did not host pirated content ... Read more ...
Jun
18
2011



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Nintendo Wii U Can't Play DVD and Blu-ray Movies

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You won't be able to play any disc based movies on the Wii U due to cost reasons, says Nintendo boss ... Read more ...
Jun
17
2011



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Righthaven Loses Lawsuit Against Left Leaning Forum, Gets Sued By Tea Party Group

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Left and right are joining forces against Righthaven, dubbed a 'copyright troll', as a judge throws out one of Righthaven's lawsuits and threatens sanctions against the firm ... Read more ...
Jun
15
2011



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Major Advertiser Release Anti-Piracy Blacklist

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Major advertising buyer GroupM is producing a blacklist of websites that they say are carrying pirated content, but it includes legal websites such as Archive.org ... Read more ...
Jun
14
2011



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New Firefox Add-on Bypasses Google Anti-Piracy Filters

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A new Firefox add-on reverses Google's anti-piracy censorship in their auto-suggest and auto-complete features ... Read more ...
Jun
14
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 4th June 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 4th June 2011 ... Read more ...
Jun
14
2011



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Blu-ray Penetration Reaches 15% In US

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Blu-ray penetration in the US has reached 15%, a new NPD report concludes, and Blu-ray is both helping disc formats to remain viable for a longer period, and at the same time, helping digital distribution take off ... Read more ...
Jun
11
2011



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British Mass Litigation Lawyers Found Guilty of Professional Misconduct

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Two lawyers who initiated the current wave of mass copyright lawsuits in the UK have been found guilty of six counts of professional misconduct, and could face disbarment ... Read more ...
Jun
11
2011



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E3 Update: Nintendo Launches Next Wii: 'Wii U'

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The next Nintendo console will be the Wii U, with a controller that contains a 6.2 inch touchscreen ... Read more ...
Jun
8
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 28th May 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 28th May 2011 ... Read more ...
Jun
8
2011



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E3 Update: Kinect Funlab, PS3 TV and More

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Microsoft launches the Kinect app store with a new free apps of some interest, plus Sony is launching a PS3 branded 3D TV that allows for 2-player gaming on the same screen without a split-screen ... Read more ...
Jun
8
2011



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Apple Launches iCloud, iTunes Match, Dubbed "Piracy Amnesty"

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Want to turn your pirated music collection into a legal iTunes library? Apple's new iTunes Match service promises to do just that ... Read more ...
Jun
7
2011



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Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Regime Is A Human Rights Violation, Say UN

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A new UN report says "three-strikes" and Internet disconnects are violations of human rights, regardless of the justifications for doing so ... Read more ...
Jun
7
2011



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New Senate Proposal: Five Years In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos

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You could go to jail for 5 years if you link to or embed the wrong YouTube video, if a new senate bill is passed ... Read more ...
Jun
5
2011



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Sony Possibly Hacked Again, 1 Million Passwords Accessed, Claims Hackers

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Sony is facing more hacker trouble, after hacking group LulzSec claims they've managed to hack SonyPictures.com and gain access to a million user accounts, including passwords ... Read more ...
Jun
4
2011



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Google Removes Emulator Apps From Android Market

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Google has removed several gaming emulators from Android Market, which may indicate a shift in policy towards these types of apps. Or not ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 21st May 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 21st May 2011 ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2011



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PlayStation Store Back, Almost Everything "Back To Normal" For Sony

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The PlayStation Store is finally back online, after a six week absence due to the PSN hacking. But the free games as part of the "Welcome Back" package is not yet available. ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2011



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XviD 1.3.2 Released

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A new version of the Xvid codec has just been released. Version 1.3.2 fixes some bugs, and includes a new "MiniConvert" tool ... Read more ...
Jun
1
2011



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Android's YouTube Video Rentals Doesn't Like Rooted Phones

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Google is preventing those with rooted Android phones from using YouTube's new video rental feature, citing copyright protection concerns ... Read more ...
Jun
1
2011



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U.S. Memorial Day Weekend 3D Ticket Sales Disappointing

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Disappointing 3D ticket sales during the U.S. Memorial Day weekend may back up analyst predictions that the 3D format is on the wane ... Read more ...
Jun
1
2011