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Piracy

Project Goliath: Sony leaks reveal alleged MPAA plot against Google
Emails found by the Verge in Sony’s hacked data show that the company and other Hollywood execs were planning to attack Google, gathering a $500,000 fund for legal action against the corporation.

13.12.2014 09:28

Google ‘halted anti-piracy co-op’ after MPAA snarked at its anti-torrent crusade
MPAA’s “snarky” press release about Google’s cooperation with the group’s anti-piracy campaign enraged the tech giant and put the whole process on hold, according to leaked emails.

13.12.2014 01:37

Worst corporate hack? Leaked Sony docs reveal Sony salaries, employee details
After falling victim to a devastating cyber-attack last week, the entertainment giant has braved a hack revealing the salaries of 17 of its highest paid executives, the private information of over 6,000 employees, and at least one unreleased script.

03.12.2014 19:57

'Fury', unreleased Sony movies leaked online in suspected N. Korea hack
At least five new films produced by Sony Pictures have leaked online, resulting in around 2 million downloads from file-sharing sites. Sony is investigating allegations that North Korean hackers are responsible for the leaks, according to reports.

01.12.2014 16:48

Arizona deputies shook down Latinos for cash: complaints
Already the target of a Justice Department investigation for racially profiling Latinos at traffic stops, new allegations are surfacing that Arizona’s Maricopa County deputies shook down dozens – maybe hundreds – of Hispanic residents for cash.

27.10.2014 20:11

Iceland court orders Vodafone to block Pirate Bay
Iceland has ordered two of its major internet providers, including Vodafone, to block access to the Pirate Bay torrent website. This is the first copyright-related ban in the country known for its strong opposition to censorship.

17.10.2014 03:09

​House of Drones: UK Lords examine evidence on ‘unlawful’ surveillance aircraft
The UK’s House of Lords is accepting evidence on the civil use of drones following statements from one of Britain’s leading lawyers, suggesting that the government’s usage of the technology for surveillance is “probably illegal”.

13.10.2014 10:17

Seattle to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ day on Columbus Day
Native Americans have often complained about the insensitivity of the Columbus Day holiday. Seattle’s City Council has attempted to address this complaint, but now some Italian-Americans claim the new resolution downplays their own cultural heritage.

08.10.2014 02:31

Pirate Bay fools the system with cloud technology
Despite years of persecution, the world’s most notorious pirated content exchange continues to flout copyright laws worldwide. The Pirate Bay team revealed how cloud technology made their service’s virtual servers truly invulnerable.

22.09.2014 09:34

UK police seize online ad space to warn against piracy
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has begun replacing adverts on websites suspected of piracy with official warnings in an effort to disrupt their revenue streams.

29.07.2014 13:00

​Sanctity of copying: Imprisoned Pirate Bay co-founder demands Kopimist priest
The incarcerated co-founder of torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has found a new way to be a thorn in the back of Swedish authorities holding him. He demands that his religious needs are met with a visit from a Kopimist priest.

26.07.2014 13:41

​UK internet firms to adopt new 'anti-piracy' strategy
The UK's biggest internet providers are to change tactics to curb users downloading illegal and copyrighted content.

22.07.2014 16:03