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Hundreds Sued For Downloading Paris Hilton Sex Tape Illegally

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Another day, another copyright troll, this time it's suing users who downloaded the Paris Hilton sex tapes illegally ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2011



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Google Starts Filtering "Piracy Related" Keywords For Auto-complete, Instant

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Google has bowed to the entertainment lobby's threats and has started filtering keywords like "torrent" for its auto-complete/instant function ... Read more ...
Jan
28
2011



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Expiring Web Images: Good For Privacy, Or Just Another DRM?

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Images that expire after a certain period may be good for those that lacks the impulse control not to upload embarrassing photos of themselves, but could it also be used as a form of DRM? ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2011



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Nintendo 3DS: Non-transferable Licenses and Region Control

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The 3DS may be a revolutionary portable console, but some of its "new" features may be downright regressive ... Read more ...
Jan
27
2011



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Notorious UK Anti-Piracy Law Firm, ACS:Law, Calls It Quits?

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One of the first anti-piracy law firms in the UK to engage in mass lawsuits may have called it a day, after a string of setbacks ... Read more ...
Jan
26
2011



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The Pirate Bay's New Project: The Music Bay

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The Pirate Bay may be launching a new music sharing service that it promises will scare the living daylights out of the music industry ... Read more ...
Jan
24
2011



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Over Optimistic UK Government Plans To Get ISPs To Pay For Anti-Piracy Work

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The British government wants ISPs to contribute to the cost of anti-piracy activities, and optimistically estimates the benefit of such a scheme ... Read more ...
Jan
24
2011



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Sony To Combat 'Root Key Leak' With Serial Keys?

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Sony may introduce unique serial keys to future PS3 games to combat the recent security debacle of their own making ... Read more ...
Jan
22
2011



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Microsoft to PS3 Hacker: Let's Work Together

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Microsoft devs have offered an olive branch to notorious hackers geohot, even as he is being sued by Sony for hacking Microsoft's rival's console, the PS3 ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2011



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Malware and DRM - The Perfect Marriage

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Malware writers are starting to use DRM to protect their investment, so they can loan out their toolkits to more people ... Read more ...
Jan
21
2011



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RIAA Threatens Domain Name Authority

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The RIAA is at it again, this time threatening ICANN for not helping enough to stop piracy ... Read more ...
Jan
20
2011



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PS3 Hack Update: Court Case Delay, Bricking your PS3 and Modern Warfare 2 A Victim

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An update on the PS3 hack saga, the lawsuit filed by Sony, a new custom firmware that may brick your PS3, and Modern Warfare 2 the latest victim of the hack ... Read more ...
Jan
19
2011



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Sony, Universal: Quicker Music Releases Reduces Piracy

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Songs will now be made available to purchase faster than before in a bid to combat online piracy ... Read more ...
Jan
18
2011



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Users Being Paid To Spot Fake Torrents, Infamous Aiplex Issue Threats

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Infamous anti-piracy outfit Aiplex is in the news again, this time threatening a Torrent indexer for paying its users for spotting fake torrents ... Read more ...
Jan
16
2011



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New Study Says RapidShare Is Major Piracy Source, RapidShare Threatens To Sue

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RapidShare is angry at a new study that claims it is one of the most popular sources for pirated content online, even more so than BitTorrent networks ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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UltraViolet: A new DRM, or a new way to buy movies?

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The way we buy movies may just be about to change, thanks to a new system called UltraViolet unveiled at the CES ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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PS3 Hack Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Sony has launched a lawsuit against geohot and fail0verflow, the hacker that leaked the hacked 3.55 PS3 firmware to the world ... Read more ...
Jan
13
2011



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Law Firms Join Forces To Fight Online Piracy

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The US Copyright Group is helping with Kenneth Ford's porn lawsuits ... Read more ...
Jan
12
2011



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Blu-ray Analog HD Output To Be Restricted

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Analog HD output on new Blu-ray players will now be restricted to only SD ... Read more ...
Jan
12
2011



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UK Music Sales Up, Revenue Down, Piracy Blamed

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The BPI says piracy is responsible for a yearly revenue decline, however music sales are actually up significantly ... Read more ...
Jan
11
2011



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50,000 Compromised iTunes Accounts For Sale In China

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50,000 hacked iTunes accounts are put up for sale on a Chinese auction website ... Read more ...
Jan
10
2011



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US Copyright Group Now Suing 'The Expendables' Downloaders

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The US Copyright Group are at it again, this time suing the thousands that have downloaded the 2010 film, The Expendables ... Read more ...
Jan
7
2011



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PS3 Hack: Custom Firmware Now Available

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Following the hack of the PS3, in which the root key was obtained, hackers have moved on to create a custom firmware for the PS3 that could lead to the return of homebrew ... or mass piracy ... Read more ...
Jan
6
2011



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ZapTunes Closes, Starts New Business (or scam?)

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The infamous ZapTunes, which offered the unbelievable deal 8 million DRM-free song downloads for only $25 per month, has just cancelled the accounts of all of those who signed up ... Read more ...
Jan
6
2011



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Blog: A Sad New Year For Copyright

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The Fellowship of the Ring as a public domain work? That could have been a reality this January 1st, but sadly, it did not happen ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2011



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Intel To Offer New Movie Streaming Service, WiDi, and Anti-Piracy Chip

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Intel Insider is a new Video-On-Demand service, but users will have to put up with a new hardware based DRM ... Read more ...
Jan
4
2011



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Has Ubisoft given up on their "Always On" Draconian DRM?

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Ubisoft appears to have softened their controversial DRM system, by no longer requiring you to have a constant connection to their servers ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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Windows Phone 7 DRM Broken?

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Despite being only available recently, the Windows Phone 7 DRM appears to have already been broken, meaning that WP7 app piracy is about to begin ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011



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PS3 Hacked Once and For All?

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A new security breach for the console once dubbed the hardest the crack, could now make the PS3 the least secure console on the market ... Read more ...
Jan
1
2011