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This page contains all the news items for the month of August 2014.

 

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Weekly News Roundup (31 August 2014)

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Aug
31
2014



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Australian Consumer Group Launches Crowdfunded Ad Mocking Anti-Piracy Crackdown

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Choice Australia makes fun of government's proposed "foolproof" anti-piracy plans ... Read more ...
Aug
31
2014



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Australian Consumer Watchdog Sues Valve over Lack of Steam Refunds

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Valve gets into trouble for now allowing Steam purchased games to be refunded, breaching Australian Consumer Law ... Read more ...
Aug
30
2014



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DRM-Free Champions GOG Getting into Movie Business

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GOG.com will now offer DRM-free videos to download, in addition to games, hoping that more studios choose to go down the DRM-free route in the future ... Read more ...
Aug
29
2014



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th August 2014

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Aug
27
2014



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Weekly News Roundup (24 August 2014)

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Aug
24
2014



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Ubisoft Stops Making 'Mature' Wii U Titles

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Ubisoft explains why they'll no longer release 'mature' titles from series like 'Assassin's Creed' and 'Far Cry' on the Wii U ... Read more ...
Aug
22
2014



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Is Piracy to Blame for Turning 'Expendables 3' into Box Office Flop

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Pre-release piracy blamed for poor 'Expendables 3' box office results, but are there other factors in play? ... Read more ...
Aug
20
2014



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 9th August 2014

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Aug
20
2014



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Weekly News Roundup (17 August 2014)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 17 August 2014 ... Read more ...
Aug
17
2014



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US Video Spending to Top $123 Billion in 2015

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Despite the threat of Internet piracy, US video spending is set to top $123 billion in 2015 - that's $1,000 every year per household! ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2014



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Xbox One Getting Fully Capable Media Player, DLNA Support

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Xbox One to get MKV playback, plus DLNA streaming support in September ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2014



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PS4 Sales Top 10 Million Worldwide, Outselling Xbox One 2-to-1 in Australia

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Sony announces new PS4 sales figures, while Xbox One appears to be losing badly in Australia ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2014



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd August 2014

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Aug
13
2014



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Weekly News Roundup (10 August 2014)

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Aug
10
2014



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Amazon Flexes Muscles and Removes Disney DVD/Blu-Ray Pre-Orders

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Amazon angers movie fans by removing pre-orders for Disney titles including 'Muppets Most Wanted' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', due to a dispute over a distribution deal ... Read more ...
Aug
9
2014



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DEG: Total Disc Sales Down 8%, Digital Revenue Surpasses Discs

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DVD continues its steady decline, while Blu-ray's growth not enough to offset falling sales. Digital revenue surpasses disc based revenue for the first half of 2014. ... Read more ...
Aug
8
2014



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Unlocking Cellphones Legal Once Again in US

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New law brings back cellphone unlocking copyright exemption in the US ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2014



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th July 2014

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Aug
6
2014



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Weekly News Roundup (3 August 2014)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 3 August 2014 ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2014



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New Anti-Piracy Method: Finger Amputations

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Singer proposes new punishment for pirates that may prove to be extremely effective ... Read more ...
Aug
2
2014



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Legal Music Streaming's Biggest Threat: Rights Holders?

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Music industry's thirst for more royalties could kill off services like Spotify and Pandora ... Read more ...
Aug
2
2014



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Australian Government Presses Ahead with pro Hollywood Copyright Laws

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Australia's pro-business government pushes forward with proposals that could see copyright law in Australia become one of the toughest in the world ... Read more ...
Aug
1
2014