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Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

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A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. It was quite encouraging to...
Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

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Well, what do we have here? Another artist operating outside the constraints of the recording industry and yet, against all odds, making money? Probably too good to be true. He's built a huge following on known pirate site YouTube and his first two royalty checks totaled over $200,000, but the...
Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'
Fox finally wises up, will start selling digital movies before they leave the theater

Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

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Half a decade ago ‘maVen‘ was one of the most active movie release groups on the Internet, known for distributing high quality ‘Telesync‘ versions of major blockbuster titles. In the summer of 2006 ‘maVen’ releases suddenly halted, and it later became apparent that the FBI had caught one of its...
Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

Meet the 19 year-old Pirate pushing the geek agenda into UK politics

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Meet the 19 year-old Pirate pushing the geek agenda into UK politics

Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org TorrentFreak reports that the Copyright Alert System, which some big Internet service providers were planning to implement Wednesday, is on hold. The system has been delayed due to adverse conditions following Superstorm Sandy, which threw a hugely destructive wrench into the works for many utilities and ISPs. The...
Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

Internet pirate's term increased

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A Gateshead man jailed for running an illegal download website has his term increased for committing contempt of court on the day he was sentenced....
Internet pirate's term increased
Microsoft accidentally gives pirates the keys to Windows 8

Michael Jackson, Pirate Remixer

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We always hear stories about how copyright has to be protected to "protect the artists," and yet time and time again we learn that some of the biggest name artists will often copy directly from each other without credit or payment. It's the way music is made. In James Boyle's...
Michael Jackson, Pirate Remixer

FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

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Over the past years several file-hosting services have been taken to court in the US, the most notable being Megaupload, RapidShare, Hotfile and Oron. While these cases differ in nature, all companies have been accused of facilitating copyright infringements through their services. FileServe is the latest cyberlocker to run into...
FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

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Web video is awesome because it gives you so many great viewing choices, without having to pay for TV. So why did the number of pay TV subscribers just increase in the last three months? They didn’t grow much — just a modest 422,000 subscribers, for a very modest 0.2...
Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

Use MS Paint to Make Your Favorite Porn Pics Safe for Work

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(Photo: Porn SFW) Care of Uproxx comes Betabeat’s new favorite site, Porn SFW, which collects user-submitted images of porn that have been made safe for work by superimposing silly Microsoft Paint drawings overtop of them. Basically, people take screenshots of gross porn scenes and then use Microsoft Paint to make...
Use MS Paint to Make Your Favorite Porn Pics Safe for Work

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

New site asks “Are you a Pirate?” The answer’s probably yes

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New site asks “Are you a Pirate?” The answer’s probably yes
You don't know how lucky you are: Stop complaining about in-app purchases

Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

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How’s Your News began 15 years ago when a set of developmentally disabled adults hopped on a bus and travelled around the country interviewing folks on the street. The mixture of charm, astuteness, and fascination with the little things that these reporters exhibited has always been great fun and their...
Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads
Maybe the music industry isn't doomed after all

Next Techdirt Book Club Book: Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema

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It's time to announce the latest Techdirt Book Club book: Cory Doctorow's excellent new book Pirate Cinema. Many of you may have picked it up in the recent Humble Ebook Bundle that it was a part of. If not, you can, as always download it from Cory's site. Of course,...
Next Techdirt Book Club Book: Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema

New Article Posted: "Reverse Piracy: Pirate Your Own Music" http://www.artistshousemusic.org/articles/reverse+piracy+pirate+your+own+music

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New Article Posted: "Reverse Piracy: Pirate Your Own Music" http://www.artistshousemusic.org/articles/reverse+piracy+pirate+your+own+music

Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

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We have often questioned the intentions of those who try to fight and stop piracy at all costs. We have even raised the question in the past, "Which is more important, stopping piracy or increasing sales?" We are not alone in asking this question either. Some within the entertainment industry...
Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

Malwarebytes Detects Pirates, Asks Them Not to Steal Software

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Like most other software packages the popular Malwarebytes application is heavily pirated. Instead of paying for an upgrade some people choose to download a keygen or crack to activate the program. To confront unauthorized users the makers of Malwarebytes decided to add these circumvention tools to their standard malware scan....
Malwarebytes Detects Pirates, Asks Them Not to Steal Software

Did Warner Bros. pirate anti-piracy technology?

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Did Warner Bros. pirate anti-piracy technology?

RIAA says Google's plan to demote pirate sites isn't working

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A recorded music industry association in the U.S. said Google's policy to demote pirate websites in search rankings was not working....
RIAA says Google's plan to demote pirate sites isn't working

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

PPI Press Conference live streaming http://www.pirate-streaming.net/db/index.php?id=21

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PPI Press Conference live streaming http://www.pirate-streaming.net/db/index.php?id=21

RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work

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Google offered an olive branch to content producers when it promised to downrank pirate sites in its search results last summer. Really, the RIAA was looking for the whole tree; it just published a report claiming that Google's technique hasn't had any tangible impact. The agency argues that the...
RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work

US Wants WIPO To Host IP Maximalist Agenda Day; Public Interest Groups Not Invited

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We've already written about how WIPO caved to US pressure (along with a few other countries) in delaying a decision on whether or not the Pirate Parties International group can act as an observer at WIPO meetings. However, in the KEI report that revealed that decision, there was also a...
US Wants WIPO To Host IP Maximalist Agenda Day; Public Interest Groups Not Invited

Mega Aftermath: Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land

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Despite its “rogue site” status and various other warnings, when MegaUpload went down last week it still came as a shock. But what came next was unprecedented, a dramatic reaction in cyberlocker land that took out vast libraries of digital content and capacity. The perception of the established ground rules...
Mega Aftermath: Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

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I've pointed out before that, contrary to the smug insistence of many people who dislike this site, I don't download any unauthorized content. At all. In 1999 I had Napster on my computer, but I was stuck on a dialup connection, so I never had a chance to test it...
The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay
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