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Piracy

Downloaders face personal legal warnings as US steps up copyright protections
As new download detection and copyright protection systems are phased into effect stateside, suspected violators have begun to receive warnings of “serious legal and other consequences” from media companies like NBC Universal.

27.03.2013 01:00

Music piracy surprisingly good for business, study claims
Downloading music illegally does not harm the music industry – in some cases it even helps it – according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

21.03.2013 03:14

Supreme Court approves $222k fine for 24 illegally downloaded songs
US Supreme Court judges have turned down an appeal from a woman who was ordered to pay $222,000 for illegally downloading 24 songs on the now defunct file sharing service Kazaa. The White House advised the court to side with the recording industry.

21.03.2013 01:50

Dotcom can sue NZ’s intelligence agency, court rules
A New Zealand court has sided with IT tycoon Kim Dotcom, confirming his right to sue the national spy agency for damages over illegally gathering intelligence on him.

07.03.2013 09:00

Any port in a storm: Pirate Bay relocates to N. Korea?
The Pirate Bay’s announcement that it has laid down anchor in North Korea may just be a hoax as Europe forces the mutinous bit torrent tracker into choppy waters over the legality of its operations.

04.03.2013 23:49

US and China accuse each other of cyber warfare
US security experts claim a 12-story office building outside of Shanghai is the headquarters of a hacking unit in China established to attack international computer networks. Beijing has rejected the allegations, calling the reports “unreliable”.

19.02.2013 19:23

Pentagon admits: Navy's newest warship can't survive combat
The Navy is sending one if its newest combat ships overseas, even though the Pentagon knows the ship's guns don’t properly function and is unsure whether the ship can even survive combat.

16.01.2013 21:49

Money note: Music sales only account for 6 percent of average artist’s earnings
A new online survey asking over 5,000 US musicians detailed questions about the sources of their revenue has revealed that music sales only account for 6 percent of their income.

15.01.2013 19:51

Dad’s navy: Retired sea dogs to protect shipping from Somali pirates
The UK's first private navy in almost 200 years has been set up by a group of pioneering businessmen, former marines and retired captains and soldiers to defend shipping off the coast of east Africa from the threat of pirates.

06.01.2013 18:33

Leader of Web piracy group sentenced to 5 years in prison for criminal copyright conspiracy
The US leader of Internet piracy group IMAGiNE, which for two years distributed unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

04.01.2013 13:10

Google, Yahoo among top advertisers at pirate sites – study
Google and Yahoo, companies known for their anti-piracy stance, are among the top 10 organizations advertising on websites that receive the most complaints for copyright infringement, a study has revealed.

03.01.2013 13:01

Hollywood studios employees caught pirating films
The US movie industry claims online piracy is costing it billions of dollars in lost revenues. However, data released by TorrentFreak shows “BitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood” where studios employees are busy pirating films.

26.12.2012 10:39

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