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

 

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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 14th July 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 14th July 2012 ... Read more ...
Jul
31
2012



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Record Companies Won't Share Pirate Bay Damages Reward With Artists

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Record companies have no plans to compensate artists, creators and rightsholders for damages done to them by The Pirate Bay, despite being awarded more than half a million euros by the court ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2012



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Leaked RIAA Report: Downloads Account For Less Than A Third Of Music Piracy

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Leaked RIAA report with stats collected by NPD shows that most pirated music do not come from online downloading, but rather, comes from hard-disk trading and CD burning/ripping ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (29 July 2012)

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Jul
29
2012



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British Music Stars Want Search Results Filtered To Stop Piracy

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Elton John, Simon Cowell, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are among some of the biggest names in music in writing a letter to the British PM demanding tougher action on Internet piracy ... Read more ...
Jul
26
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 7th July 2012

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Jul
24
2012



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Japanese Journalists Arrested For Providing DVD Ripping Guide, Software

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Magazine staff arrested in Japan for publishing an issue with guides on how to rip DVDs ... Read more ...
Jul
24
2012



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Australia: Draconian Copyright Laws Suck Millions From Budget Constrained Schools

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Draconian copyright laws are forcing schools to be out of pocket, paying for materials that aren't even copyrighted in the first place, according to Australia's National Copyright Unit ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2012



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Germany: Rights-holders Want €36 'Piracy Tax' On All Smartphones

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Rights-holders in Germany make huge "piracy tax" demands from tech vendors, including a €36 on all phones sold in the country ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2012



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Blizzard Admits Diablo III 'Always-On' Requirement Was For Copy Protection

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Blizzard co-founder finally admits in a public statement that "always-on" was designed, at least partially, for anti-piracy reasons, and that it's working well so far ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (22 July 2012)

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Jul
22
2012



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Study Show Pirates Happy To Go Legit, If Service Issues Resolved

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Service, and not price, the key factor driving downloaders to piracy. While pirates may also be the best customers of legitimate content, a new study shows. ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2012



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Anonymous Insider Reveals Game Publishing Secrets, Talks DRM

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DRM is not aimed at hardcore pirates, but "the average guy/girl" buyers, according to anonymous industry insider at an online Q&A event hosted by Kotaku ... Read more ...
Jul
19
2012



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Setback for CBS, CNET in LimeWire Copyright Infringement Case

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David Alki and his coalition of artists say they've had a "huge win" against CBS owned CNET, in a case relating to the distribution of music sharing software LimeWire ... Read more ...
Jul
18
2012



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Steam Sales Overload UbiDRM Servers, Paying Gamers Complaining

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UbiDRM does it again, this time preventing new Ubisoft customers from playing the games they just purchased via the hugely popular Steam Summer Sales ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2012



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June 2012 NPD US Video Games Sales Analysis

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See how the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii sold in June 2012 based on figures released by NPD for the US market ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (15 July 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 15 July 2012 ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2012



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New PS3 Model Pictured, Coming Soon?

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A new PS3 SKU may be coming, with an all new design and a 16GB version to compete with the budget Xbox 360 model, according to newly leaked photos ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2012



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Collector Selling $500,000 DVD and Blu-ray Collection For $55,000

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Australian movie collector's $500,000 movie collection up for sale for only $55,000 - more than 50,000 DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD and other titles as part of the collection! ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2012



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Wars of Words Erupt Between Wikipedia's Wales, and MPAA

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales says Hollywood should do more to give customers what they want, instead of relying on "absurd, technologically incompetent, draconian policies", but MPAA says the industry is already doing enough and once again accuses those that download of "stealing", even if they do to solve convenience issues ... Read more ...
Jul
13
2012



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New Report Sheds Light On Big Music's Anti-Innovation Crusade

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A new report details claims of intimidation, and a systematic approach by the music industry to end innovation in digital music by using the Napster decision ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2012



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PayPal's Wars Against File Hosting, Bans Major File Hosts Over Piracy Concerns

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PayPal declares war on file hosting websites, as major file hosts MediaFire, Putlocker and DepositFiles have had to drop support for the payment service due to new list of outrageous demands by PayPal ... Read more ...
Jul
11
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 30th June 2012

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Jul
11
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (8 July 2012)

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Jul
9
2012



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MPAA Denies VP Joe Biden's Link To Megaupload Takedown

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Kim DotCom accuses Vice President Biden of ordering the Megaupload shutdown, but MPAA denies any such links existed ... Read more ...
Jul
8
2012



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BitTorrent Traffic Rise After The Pirate Bay Block

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Dutch ISP reveals surprising data that shows BitTorrent traffic going up after the country blocked The Pirate Bay in February of this year, defeating the notion that these kinds of blocks actually prevent piracy ... Read more ...
Jul
6
2012



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Over 1 Billion Hours of Content Streamed on Netflix in June

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Netflix subscribers in June managed to stream over 1 billion hours of video ... Read more ...
Jul
5
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 23rd June 2012

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Jul
4
2012



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Leisure Suit Larry Creator Slams DRM, Talks Remake

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Larry Laffer creator Al Lowe talks "misguided" DRM, and the remake of the classic adventure game ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (1 July 2012)

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Jul
1
2012