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IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

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September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent tracker UnleashTheNet. As IMAGiNE was one of the Internet’s leading BitTorrent release groups, their absence quickly led to rumors that the group had been busted by the feds. A few months later confirmation arrived when the group was...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

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This is hardly a surprise given the decade-long history we've gone through concerning the US's attempts to screw over Antigua by violating a trade agreement, and then ignoring, repeatedly, efforts by the WTO to make things right. Given that the WTO gave initial permission for Antigua to set up shop...
US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

Piracy accused 'happy case over'

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A British student accused by the US authorities of running a website which broke copyright laws welcomes a deal which drops the case....
Piracy accused 'happy case over'
Google cracking down on sites that rip MP3s from YouTube videos

Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

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Plus China's mobile broadband outnumber fixed, Windows 8 seen by Gartner, BB10 getting its own Siri?, calculating Marissa Mayer's pay and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCustomer satisfaction with Windows smart phones rise by 18% >> Amplified Analytics BlogAndroid shows...
Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

U.S. seeks extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

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U.S. prosecutors have filed papers seeking the extradition of Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload and three colleagues, who are charged in the U.S. with allegedly running a criminal enterprise responsible for online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works....
U.S. seeks extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

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If you believe even a fraction of the hyperbolic crap pumped out by the MPAA, RIAA, and other copyright lobbies, you would think that piracy (née file sharing) has resulted in artists and publishers being shortchanged by billions of dollars. In Capitol v. Thomas, the most prominent case when it...
The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

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File sharing and self-publishing are becoming the norm for a generation of writers looking beyond a moribund publishing eco-systemThe community of SF writers has reason to dislike digital copying, or "piracy" as it's commonly labelled in the tabloid press. Genre writers exist, by and large, in the publishing mid-list, where...
Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

'Six strikes' piracy warning system to debut in months

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The Copyright Alert System has been plagued by a series of delays. It was originally scheduled to launch in December 2011....
'Six strikes' piracy warning system to debut in months
Nokia engineer shows how to pirate games from the Windows 8 store

Chinese court rules Apple must pay over $82,000 to encyclopedia publisher over App Store piracy

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A Chinese court ruled in favor of a suit against Apple leveled by China Encyclopedia Publishing House Ltd., which asserted the Cupertino company was liable for the sale of unauthorized digital copies of its encyclopedia found on the App Store....
Chinese court rules Apple must pay over $82,000 to encyclopedia publisher over App Store piracy
Why Do The Labels Continue To Insist That 'Your Money Is No Good Here?'

Making Sure Players Get The Best Experience Is More Important Than Worrying About How They Got The Game

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Recently, Extra Credits did a great episode on game demos and why no one makes them any more. The reason came down to the fact that it was really tough to make a game demo that really allowed a game to shine -- you were more likely to make a...
Making Sure Players Get The Best Experience Is More Important Than Worrying About How They Got The Game

Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

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Megaupload, the hosting site that the U.S. government shut down last year over charges of copyright infringement and pirated content, is being reborn. Sort of. The new version is called Mega, an encrypted file sharing service built by Kim Dotcom, a man some call an Internet slumlord, others an online folk hero. The...
Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

Extradition Suspect Calculated the Savings From Piracy

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Watch movies for free and save on parking and popcorn, Richard O'Dwyer told users of his site, according to American authorities who are using that information in its case for extradition of Mr. O'Dwyer....
Extradition Suspect Calculated the Savings From Piracy

FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

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The Department of Justice announced today that it had seized the domain names of three websites offering pirated Android apps. With help from French and Dutch police, the FBI took over applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com. In their place visitors to the sites now see the familiar FBI seizure banner. The...
FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

Music stars say search engines need to do more to curb piracy

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Elton John, Robert Plant, and Pete Townshend say Google and its competitors should be forced to do more to hinder illegal downloads. [Read more]...
Music stars say search engines need to do more to curb piracy

Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

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Last week, I got an email from 2 Player Productions, the video game documentary filmmakers who have done a documentary on Mojang (makers of Minecraft) and who are working on the documentary about Double Fine making their new adventure game, which was part of super successful Kickstarter campaign (the Minecraft...
Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

Marksta app - fighting for photography copyright

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Multimedia photojournalist John D McHugh discusses his new Marksta app, which adds watermarks to photographs before they are shared on social mediaAs a photojournalist, I tell stories with images. It's a simple concept. I work very hard, and make many personal sacrifices, to tell these stories. They have often been...
Marksta app - fighting for photography copyright

Google Managers Reject Agent’s Claims on Piracy

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Hollywood agent extraordinaire Ari Emanuel on Wednesday night ridiculed the idea that Google couldn't keep purveyors of pirated content out of search results, since it blocks child porn. Two Google senior vice presidents flatly rejected the comparison....
Google Managers Reject Agent’s Claims on Piracy

Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?

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DRM is just “a speedbump,” Hachette’s Maja Thomas said at a copyright conference this afternoon. However, opinion within Hachette is clearly divided. DRM “doesn’t stop anyone from pirating,” Hachette SVP digital Thomas said in a publishing panel at Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012. “It just makes it more difficult,...
Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?

To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

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With the government shutdown of Megaupload and voluntary disabling of file sharing at sites like FileSonic and FileServe, the remaining file lockers are naturally getting hit with tons of traffic. One such site—RapidShare—has decided to handle the influx by slowing download speeds for non-paying users, in an effort to...
To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

DRM error causes problems for legitimate Game Maker users

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Another day, another example of a DRM scheme punishing legitimate users instead of actually stopping people from pirating software. The newest case comes from Game Maker Studio, a popular game prototyping and development tool that is reportedly adding an unremovable skull and crossbones symbol to some users' created images. The...
DRM error causes problems for legitimate Game Maker users

UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

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Techdirt has written before about the self-destructive vindictiveness of the copyright industries, which would rather die in a futile attempt to stamp out piracy than embrace new ways of making money that will help to reduce piracy anyway. Here's another example of this blinkered approach from the UK, pointed out...
UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

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I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong....
MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

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Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion (like much else in France) after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. The French...
France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

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There's sort of an odd back and forth that happens at Techdirt, where we spend a great deal of time highlighting all the success stories of artists and creators that managed quite well without operating under the stringent guidelines of intellectual property laws. Glyn Moody recently covered one such story...
Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

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The major music labels have a clear stance on online piracy, as the following quote from the RIAA illustrates. “While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who...
File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

Valve's Comprehensive Strategy Shows How To Go From Fee To Free... And Increase Revenue Twelve-fold

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We've writen about Valve's approach to the market many times before. The company believes strongly that "piracy" is a service problem not a legal problem. It knows that it can easily compete with piracy by offering a better service, something that it regularly succeeds in doing. However, On The Media...
Valve's Comprehensive Strategy Shows How To Go From Fee To Free... And Increase Revenue Twelve-fold

MPAA chief: SOPA and Protect IP back from the grave?

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The Motion Picture Association of America hasn't exactly given up on the Stop Online Piracy Act or similar legislation, despite January's widespread protests. [Read more]...
MPAA chief: SOPA and Protect IP back from the grave?
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