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

 

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Ubisoft: Ubi DRM Has Been A Total Success

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Ubisoft says Ubi DRM has helped to reduce piracy rates, but stay silent as to whether the controversial DRM scheme has helped to raise or even lower sales ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2011



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MPAA Succeeds In Forcing ISP To Block Alleged Piracy Websites

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A monumental court decision in the UK means rights holder can now force ISPs to block access to websites that are offering pirated content ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2011



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Windows 7 Blu-ray Bug Means An Expensive Waste

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A bug in the Windows 7 built-in Blu-ray burning tool causes failures if users try to use up the full capacity of these discs ... Read more ...
Jul
29
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th July 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th July 2011 ... Read more ...
Jul
28
2011



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Does Piracy Lead To Better Quality Content?

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A new study seems to show that, in contract to conventional wisdom, piracy actually leads to better quality content, and that tougher copyright law enforcement may not help with reducing piracy ... Read more ...
Jul
27
2011



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UK Copyright Group Wants Search Results Marked With "Traffic Lights"

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A new proposal by a British royalty collection organisation will see websites offering pirated content marked with a "red tick" ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2011



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Insurer Sues Sony Over PSN Hack

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Sony's own insurance company is suing the company, claiming the policy Sony purchased does not cover any claims related to the PSN hack ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2011



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Jammie Thomas-Rasset RIAA Damages Reduced By $1.45m

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Jammie Thomas-Rasset receives the lowest yet figure for total damages the single mother needs to pay the RIAA for downloading 24 songs ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2011



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FBI Arrests Anonymous Associates, Anonymous Continues Cyber Attacks

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The FBI is finally taking action against hackers from the hacktivist group Anonymous, but these latest actions seems to have only spurred members of the group into ramping up their hacking activities ... Read more ...
Jul
22
2011



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'We Don't F**king Care About Piracy', Says Super Meat Boy Devs

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Does piracy really matter? Team Meat, developers of the hugely popular Super Meat Boy, says it doesn't matter at all, and might even help sales ... Read more ...
Jul
21
2011



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

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th July 2011 ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2011



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Disney Delay "DVD-only" release of 'On Stranger Tides', To Promote Blu-ray, Combo

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Disney is set to delay the release of the "DVD only" edition of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides', and completely ditches the "Blu-ray only" edition ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2011



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70 Year Old Grandma Sued For Downloading Porn Via BitTorrent

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Grandma sued by Chicago law firm for downloading porn on torrent networks, and threatened with $150,000 fine if she doesn't charge $3,400 to her credit card to settle the lawsuit ... Read more ...
Jul
19
2011



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Google Argues For Changes To New Zealand Copyrght Law

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Recently released submissions from Google in regards to New Zealand's new copyright laws show that the tech giant is concerned about the "presumption of guilt" in these new changes ... Read more ...
Jul
19
2011



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French "Three Strikes" Records 18 Million Incidents of Piracy, Only 10 Investigated

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Over 18 million incidents of piracy has been recorded under the French "three-strikes" monitoring program, but only 10 are facing sanctions after reaching their third strike ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2011



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Spotify Goes Live in US, End of Music Piracy As We Know It?

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Spotify is set to launch in the US, and you can already sign up to request an invite. Is this the end of music piracy as we know it? ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2011



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New PS3 Force Users To Use HDMI for HD Blu-ray

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Panic over Sony removing ability to play HD games over component cable is unfounded, but owners of new PS3s may find HD Blu-ray won't work over component anymore ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2011



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

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd July 2011 ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2011



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3.5 Million Blu-ray 3D Discs Sold In the U.S.

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Blu-ray 3D discs sales have topped 3.5 million in the U.S., but half of the discs were "given away" with hardware ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2011



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DECE Begins Licensing UltraViolet

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UltraViolet licensing has begun, as the new format that aims to tie together the physical and digital is set to take off later this year ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2011



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Copyright Fair Use A Huge Contributor To Economy, While PROTECT IP Could Kill Jobs

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The economic argument for tougher copyright laws may have been dismissed by a new report showing the huge contributions of copyright fair use to the US economy. The PROTECT IP act could actually cost jobs. ... Read more ...
Jul
13
2011



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Good News and Bad News for Sued-By-MPAA Hotfile

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Hotfile has received both good news, and bad news, in their fight against the MPAA over copyright infringement claims ... Read more ...
Jul
13
2011



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Blu-ray Will Beat DVD in 2014, New Report

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Blu-ray will beat DVD by 2014, but digital is the future, says consulting firm Futuresource ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2011



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100+ Law Professors Protest Against Proposed Copyright Bill, PROTECT IP

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Law professors from the most prestigious law schools around the United States have come out fighting against the proposed PROTECT IP copyright act, which will give the government the power to seize and block "bad" websites ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2011



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Graduated Response Comes To US, Five Strikes And Something Happens

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It's not three-strikes, it's five-strikes, and all the major ISPs in the US have signed up to help the MPAA and RIAA police the Internet ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 25th June 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 25th June 2011 ... Read more ...
Jul
7
2011



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Hulu's Facebook Connects Pulled Due To Privacy Breach

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Hulu's launch of their Facebook Connect feature bombs, as users report being able to access other user's accounts due to programming error ... Read more ...
Jul
6
2011



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CNET Piracy Lawsuit Dismissed, But CNET Not Celebrating

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FilmOn founder Alki David's lawsuit against CNET has been voluntarily dismissed, but maybe only because David may plan to add more plaintiffs to the lawsuit that claims CNET and CBS helped to facilitate piracy by offering LimeWire for download ... Read more ...
Jul
6
2011



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MPAA Links Movie Downloads To Botnet, Internet Security Threat

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The MPAA tries to use recent headlines to say that pirated movie downloads may be endangering the entire Internet ... Read more ...
Jul
5
2011



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Rumor: PS4 Arriving In 2012, Will Have Built-in 'Kinect' Like Full Body Motion Gaming

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Is Sony bringing out the PS4 for a surprise 2012 launch? Taiwanese sources say that not only is this true, the PS4 will copy Kinect's gaming system too ... Read more ...
Jul
5
2011



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New Lawsuit Aimed At Sony Alleging 'Negligence' Over PSN Security

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Three New Yorkers have sued Sony for neglecting to properly secure customer data, and not listening to warnings that its own security staff had given in relation to flaws in the security system ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2011



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New Film Distribution Method Sees BitTorrent Take Starring Role

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Film producers wants to prove that it is possible to use BitTorrent networks to promote films and gather funding before the theatrical release ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 18th June 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 18th June 2011 ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2011