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

 

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Valve's Gabe Newell: DRM Makes Games Worth Less

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DRM makes games "worth less", and it's a backwards way of fighting piracy, says Valve's Gabe Newell ... Read more ...
Aug
30
2011



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YouTube Downloading Service Sued For Copyright Infringement

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Everyone has done it. Downloading YouTube videos seems to be no different to time-shifting on TiVo or DVRs, but it seems the major music labels are not happy people are doing it, and have sued downloader website TubeFire ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2011



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Dead Person Sued For Copyright Infringement, While 'The Expendables' Lawsuits Dropped

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'The Hurt Locker' producers start suing the deceased, and 'The Expendables' lawsuit dropped, only to be later refiled to make it more "judge-proof" ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 13th August 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 13th August 2011 ... Read more ...
Aug
24
2011



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Is George Lucas Tinkering With 'Star Wars' Again on Blu-ray?

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The release of Star Wars on Blu-ray is an opportunity for George Lucas to mess with the classic movies (and the prequel trilogy) - has he done it again? ... Read more ...
Aug
24
2011



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Is DVD On The Way Out?

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New study shows people are increasingly using tablets and smartphones to watch full length movies, instead of using portable DVD players ... Read more ...
Aug
24
2011



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TorrentFreak: Fox's Hulu Delay Fueling Piracy Surge

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Fox no longers allows day-late airings of catch-up episodes of their shows on Hulu, and this has led to a surge in piracy for these shows, according to data obtained by TorrentFreak ... Read more ...
Aug
23
2011



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MP3tunes Wins, and Loses, Copyright Case Against EMI

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Cloud music hosting service MP3tunes wins a victory in the courts against EMI, that may yet turn out to be a hollow one, as the threat of financial damages being rewarded against the company looms large ... Read more ...
Aug
23
2011



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Music Publishers Withdraw From YouTube Lawsuit

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Legal experts hail a win for Google as the National Music Publishers' Association withdraws from Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube ... Read more ...
Aug
20
2011



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Limp PS3 Sales Forces Sony To Drop Prices

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New PS3 pricing in the hopes of reversing a PS3 sales slump (in the United States), and also the announcement of a new PSP model ... Read more ...
Aug
18
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 6th August 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 6th August 2011 ... Read more ...
Aug
17
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 30th July 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 30th July 2011 ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2011



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New Zealand ISP Attacks Entertainment Industry's Outdated Business Model

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The CEO of one of New Zealand's largest ISPs say that the government should stop propping up the dying business model of the entertainment industry via copyright laws, and should concentrate more on encouraging innovation to fight online piracy ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2011



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MPAA's War of Words With GigaOm Editor Over "Promoting Piracy"

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MPAA attacks journalist for simply pointing out that families struggling to pay their bills may resort to piracy to get their movie and TV entertainment needs ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2011



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3D Glasses Vending Machine, Standardization, And 3D Channel Dropped

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A roundup of some recent 3D related news, including 3D glasses vending machines, standardization finally coming for 3DTV owners, but they may have less 3D to watch as a result of ESPN 3D being dropped by AT&T's U-verse ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2011



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Walmart Pulling Out Of Digital Music Business, DRM Servers To Stay Up ... For Now

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Walmart will stop selling MP3s at the end of this month. Those that purchased DRM protected MP3s from them will now have to rely on the shopping giant to keep the DRM servers up and running ... Read more ...
Aug
11
2011



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Sued So Far: 200,000 BitTorrent Users In the U.S.

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A historic landmark has been reached this week, when TorrentFreak revealed that more than 200,000 people have been listed in copyright lawsuits so far, most of them being BitTorrent users ... Read more ...
Aug
11
2011



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First It Was Grandma, Now it's the Blind Accused of Downloading Porn Videos

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A legally blind man has been accused of downloading a Japanese porn video ... Read more ...
Aug
11
2011



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New Study: Good Games Are Pirated The Most

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A new study says people tend to pirate good games more than bad games, but does that really tell us anything we don't really know? ... Read more ...
Aug
9
2011



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UltraViolet Coming Via Warner's 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Lantern', HBO Go News

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UltraViolet coming via Warner's 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Latern', and access to the UV cloud will be done through Flixster. Also, HBO Go is coming to game consoles and other Internet connected devices ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2011



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Sony Delays PlayStation 3D TV For After Christmas, PS Vita Can Do A 'Wii U'

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Delay for PlayStation 3DTV, but PS Vita (plus a PS3) may do what the Wii U can do, months before the Wii U is released ... Read more ...
Aug
5
2011



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Blizzard faces blizzard of criticism over Diablo 3 DRM

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Diablo 3 will have an "always-on" DRM, meaning you cannot play the game if you don't have a good Internet connection ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 23rd July 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 23rd July 2011 ... Read more ...
Aug
3
2011



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Porn Site 'Perfect 10' Sues Megaupload

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Porn website Perfect 10 sues yet another company, this time Megaupload, for profiting from user uploads of copyrighted content ... Read more ...
Aug
3
2011



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MPAA Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Zediva

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Zediva is ordered to shut down as, in the judge's opinion, it violated copyright and is a threat to traditional video-on-demand services ... Read more ...
Aug
2
2011