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RIAA and American Assembly skirmish over piracy report

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Researchers from the Columbia University-affiliated American Assembly, a non-partisan public affairs forum suggested that US media pirates buy roughly 30 percent more music than non-pirates. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) vice president of research and strategic analysis Joshua Friedlander disagrees, claiming that "what it's comparing is people who...
RIAA and American Assembly skirmish over piracy report

Commission suggests hacking and hijacking the computers of suspected IP pirates

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Should owners of intellectual property be allowed to attack anyone they suspect of pirating their goodies? That's a question that was raised last week by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. While the commission's observation's about IP thieving by China grabbed most of the headlines when...
Commission suggests hacking and hijacking the computers of suspected IP pirates
Google cracking down on sites that rip MP3s from YouTube videos

What To Do When Attacked by Pirates

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If you were attacked by pirates, who would you want by your side? A loyal horde of head bangers, gangstas and hard-core punks? Or a brainy clutch of bookish types? I’d generally advise you to go with the former group. But it turns out that in the swashbuckling arena of...
What To Do When Attacked by Pirates

RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

torrentfreak.com
In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included. As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business, offering a service comparable to the likes of Dropbox. However, since the site’s inception it has struggled with...
RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates
Kixeye CEO says his company is aggressive, but not racist (exclusive interview)

ACTA On Hold, But The Protests Continue In Serbia

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One reason the European Commission decided to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice may have been in the hope that people would simply get bored and move on. It's certainly true that the cities of Europe aren't full of protesters as they were a couple of months ago,...
ACTA On Hold, But The Protests Continue In Serbia
Microsoft accidentally gives pirates the keys to Windows 8
Tracking the history of Zelda in 'Hyrule Historia'

Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

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Developers are urged to make it less easy for a child to spend hundreds on 'in-app' purchasesParents are being warned to be vigilant with their iPhones and iPads, following increasing reports of children running up bills of hundreds of pounds while playing games such as Playmobil Pirates, Coin Dozer and...
Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

Switzerland Questions Crazy Hollywood Claims About File Sharing... Ends Up On Congressional Watchlist

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Last December, we wrote about a report put out by the Swiss executive branch noting that, based on their research, it appeared that unauthorized file sharing was not a big deal, showing that consumers were still spending just as much on entertainment, and that much of it was going directly...
Switzerland Questions Crazy Hollywood Claims About File Sharing... Ends Up On Congressional Watchlist

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

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Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname...
ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy
Maybe the music industry isn't doomed after all

Movie4K Clones Movie2K, Pirate Party & Police Sucked into Controversy

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Over the past few years we’ve witnessed quite a few instances of sites disappearing under pressure only to reappear on a new domain with fresh management. These reincarnations are understandably viewed with an element of suspicion. Is the replacement site the real deal? Is it endorsed by the original site’s...
Movie4K Clones Movie2K, Pirate Party & Police Sucked into Controversy

Adobe Creative Cloud will get you CS6, Lightroom 4, 20GB storage for $50/month

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Adobe Creative Cloud, a forthcoming service that will let you license Adobe’s highly sought-after Creative Suite and give users a plethora of cloud-based extras, now has a price tag: $50 per month with a required one-year contract. Creative Cloud was introduced at the annual Adobe Max conference this past...
Adobe Creative Cloud will get you CS6, Lightroom 4, 20GB storage for $50/month

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

First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

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A decade ago people were truly amazed to find out that they could download entire movies using BitTorrent. At the time substantial online video simply didn’t exist, and BitTorrent was an eye opener which has since become the movie industry’s biggest worry. As one of the older torrent sites around,...
First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

arstechnica.com
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

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
PirateBox offline file-sharing solution puts pirates out of authorities’ reach [video]

HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

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In common with many other websites on the Internet, Google has an obligation to remove infringing content upon receiving a valid DMCA request from copyright holders. Starting a few months ago copyright holders drastically increased the number of notices sent, totaling more than 50 million last year. While many of...
HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

Hidden File Offers Suggestion for Pirates: Apply for A Job

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The developers of Syndicate snuck in a message offering potential pirates a job making games....
Hidden File Offers Suggestion for Pirates: Apply for A Job

Google to penalize pirates, infringers in search rankings

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Google is set to become more aggressive against sites hosting allegedpirated material. From next week, the search engine will start to factor in the number of valid copyright notices it receives against a site, penalizing those with high numbers by placing them lower in search results. The ranking will "help...
Google to penalize pirates, infringers in search rankings

Microsoft accidentally gifts pirates with a free Windows 8 Pro license key

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In an amusing twist that undoubtedly spells the end of some hapless manager's career, Microsoft has accidentally gifted pirates with a free, fully-functioning Windows 8 license key. If you so desire, it is now possible to activate Windows 8 Pro using a legitimate key provided by Microsoft itself....
Microsoft accidentally gifts pirates with a free Windows 8 Pro license key

Copyright alert system goes into effect

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Pirates, beware. New rules mean that those who turn to illegal downloading to pick up movies, music and other copyrighted files may get warnings from their Internet provider and, in some cases, even see their connections slow down. Read full article >>...
Copyright alert system goes into effect

MPAA / RIAA Ponder Suing Persistent BitTorrent Pirates

torrentfreak.com
Later this year, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will start to track down ‘pirates’ as part of an agreement all major U.S. Internet providers struck with the MPAA and RIAA. The parties agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable. After six...
MPAA / RIAA Ponder Suing Persistent BitTorrent Pirates
Kixeye steals a general manager from Zynga, rescuing him from the 'dark side'

Pirates (not the software kind) have something Twitter doesn’t – a business model

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Pirates (not the software kind) have something Twitter doesn’t – a business model

The mistake advertisers are making now

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Advertisers on “rogue” sites offering illicit, copyrighted material aren’t the kind that tend to follow best practices. FORTUNE — Some ad-industry groups are warning against placing advertisements on pirate sites. The Association of National Advertisers and the American Association of Advertising Agencies released a “statement of best practices” on Thursday,...
The mistake advertisers are making now
Mass Effect 3 leaked online
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