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

 

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Weekly News Roundup (30 September 2012)

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Sep
30
2012



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Portugal: File-Sharing For Personal Use Legal, IP Address Evidence Not Enough

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Portugal declares personal file sharing to be completely legal, and that IP addresses are insufficient to identify the individual responsible in any case ... Read more ...
Sep
29
2012



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US ISP Gets Tougher On Pirates: Permanent Bans After Only Three Strikes

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US ISP Mediacom will suspend your account after only two infringement notices, and permanently boot you off their network after the third ... Read more ...
Sep
27
2012



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Blizzard 'Apologises' For Diablo III Launch DRM Problems, Blames Game's Popularity

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Blizzard's CEO issues an apology, of sorts, over Diablo III's launch fiasco, blaming the unexpected popularity of the game for the DRM authentication problems ... Read more ...
Sep
27
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 8th September 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 8th September 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
25
2012



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Panama's New Copyright Laws: Only 15 Days To Mount Defence, $100,000 Fine

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Panama plans to introduce new copyright laws that are some of the harshest in the world yet - $200,000 fines on top of any damages from civil proceedings, with defendants only given 15 days to mount a defence ... Read more ...
Sep
24
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (23 September 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 23 September 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
23
2012



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Internet Firms Join Lobbying Game, Internet Association To Fight For Net Freedom

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A new lobby group has been created by some of the biggest tech companies in the world to help fight for a free Internet, and to counter bills like SOPA should they ever pop up again ... Read more ...
Sep
21
2012



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Super Slim Top Loading PS3 Revealed, SSD Version Available In Europe

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The rumours were true, sort of, with a new "super slim" version of the PS3 being unveiled by Sony, and European gamers get a budget 12GB SSD version to boot ... Read more ...
Sep
20
2012



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US 'Six Strikes' Unfair And Too Secretive Says New Report

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A new report by University of Idaho Law Professor Annemarie Bridy says the upcoming "six-strikes" anti-piracy system is potentially unfair and lacks basic transparency ... Read more ...
Sep
19
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 1st September 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 1st September 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
18
2012



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Hollywood Getting Over Fear of Digital, But Netflix Warns of 'Pay Window' Piracy Risk

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Hollywood is warming up to the Internet and digital media, with lucrative licensing deals heating up competition among streaming providers. But Netflix warns that their confusing release window policies could encourage piracy ... Read more ...
Sep
17
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (16 September 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 16 September 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
16
2012



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France Issues First Fine For 'Three-Strikes', But He Didn't Do It

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First person fined under France's controversial "three-strikes" regime says he doesn't even know how to download things ... Read more ...
Sep
15
2012



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Google Censors 'The Pirate Bay' From Autocomplete, Instant Search

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Google self-censors "The Pirate Bay" from its Autocomplete/Instant search products, joining other notorious search terms such as "torrent" and "RapidShare" ... Read more ...
Sep
13
2012



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$222,000 For Sharing 24 Songs Not Unconstitutional

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Appeals court rejects lower court judge's argument that $222,000 for 24 sharing songs was unconstitutional ... Read more ...
Sep
13
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 25th August 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 25th August 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
11
2012



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Blu-ray Roundup: Fox Promotes Digital Over Disc, Marvel Phase One Box Set Delayed

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Fox to release digital download versions of hit movies like Prometheus weeks ahead of its DVD and Blu-ray releases, while lawsuit means Marvel's Phase One box set will not be released this month as previous planned ... Read more ...
Sep
10
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (9 September 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 9 September 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
9
2012



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Ubisoft Backs Down On 'Always-On' DRM

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Ubisoft backs down on the use of 'always-on' DRM, citing customer feedback. But is it too little too late? ... Read more ...
Sep
7
2012



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BitTorrent Blocklists Don't Work, New Research Shows

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BitTorrent block lists may still allow as many as a third of anti-piracy monitors to spy on your torrenting habits, a new research paper finds ... Read more ...
Sep
6
2012



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Bruce Willis Fighting For Digital Media Licensing Rights? Maybe, Maybe Not ...

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Bruce Willis says "Yipikaye Mother*******" to Apple over the issue of not being able to transfer his considerable iTunes collection to his children after death. Or did he? This is one rumour that refuses to die ... hard! ... Read more ...
Sep
6
2012



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Pirate Bay Founder Arrested In Cambodia on Request of Swedish Government

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One of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay has been arrested by Cambodian police on orders from the Swedish government, keen to ensure the health-stricken Gottfrid Svartholm serves his one year prison sentence ... Read more ...
Sep
4
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 18th August 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 18th August 2012 ... Read more ...
Sep
4
2012



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Wii U Release Date November 18th?

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Rep for Wii U accessory maker accidentally let loose the release date of the Wii U as November 18 ... Read more ...
Sep
3
2012



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Filesonic Goes Down After Lawsuits, Traffic Woes

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File hosting website Filesonic offline for days, as recent lawsuits, and dwindling traffic, may have caused its premature demise ... Read more ...
Sep
3
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (2 September 2012)

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Sep
2
2012



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MPAA Praises Republican Platform On Copyright

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MPAA chairman Chris Dodd issues gushing praise of the Republican's platform on anti-piracy, despite said policy being scant on details regarding any actions that will be taken to solve the Internet piracy problem ... Read more ...
Sep
1
2012