News "Piracy" May 2012 News Archive

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This page contains all the news items for the tag "Piracy" for the month of May 2012. To view all news items without being the current tag filter, please click here.

 

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CD Projekt: DRM Doesn't Work, 'Witcher 2' DRM-Free Version Was Pirated Less

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The DRM-free version of The Witcher 2 was pirated less than the SecurROM DRM version, according to the developer of the game ... Read more ...
May
24
2012



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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum Copyright Case

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Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum fails in his attempt to get the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the $675,000 he has been ordered to pay the music industry for sharing 30 songs ... Read more ...
May
22
2012



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Picture(s) of the Week - A Look Back At Anti-Piracy Ads

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With the MPAA no longer labeling downloaders as "thieves", this week's P(s)otW looks back down memory lane at some of the most memorable anti-piracy ad campaigns ... Read more ...
May
22
2012



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MPAA Boss: Don't Call Piracy Theft

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Hollywood wants to distance itself from its own anti-piracy efforts, by no longer referring to downloaders as thieves ... Read more ...
May
22
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (20 May 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 20 May 2012 ... Read more ...
May
20
2012



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New Research: Pre-Release Piracy Helps Album Sales

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A new research paper suggests that pre-release piracy on BitTorrent networks does not affect music album sales, and in fact, it may even help ... Read more ...
May
19
2012



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Microsoft Funds Russian BitTorrent Blocker 'Pirate Pay'

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Russian company says they have the solution to the BitTorrent piracy problem, through a tool called Pirate Pay, and development of it is being funded by software giant Microsoft ... Read more ...
May
16
2012



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Picture of the Week - Piracy Warnings Are Not A Victimless Annoyance

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This week's PotW is a preview of something you'll learn to hate in the following years - a new copyright warning message on DVDs and Blu-rays ... Read more ...
May
15
2012



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Time Warner CEO: Cinema Release Window Shortened, Disc Price May Have To Come Down

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The fight against piracy means that theatrical runs for movies need to be shortened, something the theater operators won't be happy about, while DVD and Blu-ray prices also need to drop, says Time Warner CEO ... Read more ...
May
13
2012