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Multiple high-profile websites are unavailable today in protest at proposed anti-piracy legislation in the US.
A survey carried out by New Zealand-based UMR Research reveals that watching pornography online is considered morally more acceptable than P2P downloading.
Notorious BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay is set to launch a virtual private network service next week which will offer completely anonymous data transit.
The controversial anti-piracy bill PRO-IP has been signed into law by the US President, and although at least one questionable measure has been removed complaints still remain.
A court has ordered a temporary suspension in the distribution of RealNetworks' DVD ripping software RealDVD, pending a hearing on Tuesday.
Mygazines.com, a user-driven magazine scanning and sharing site founded back in July, is facing legal threats from magazine publishers who claim copyright infringement.
Mininova has begun a closed beta for a new service that allows users to stream videos via BitTorrent instead of waiting for them to download.
RIAA boss Cary Sherman would like to see anti-virus programs extended to scan for and prevent access to illicitly downloaded copyright materials on your PCs.
QTrax has announced deals with major music industry types to offer a 25 million song catalogue for free download, with no risk of being sued? Has the music industry finally woken up?
The Motion Picture Association of America has released a statement coughing to 'human error' in a 2005 report almost tripling the claimed losses caused by file-sharing students.
Not content with making the entire music-listening world (heck, and half the artists) hate their guts, the RIAA is seeking to alienate reviewers with a new low-tech anti-piracy 'system'.
Plans to introduce a levy on the sale of digital audio players - yes, including the ubiquitous iPod - have been scotched by the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals.
Internet radio service Pandora is to shut off access for UK fans on the 15th of January because the licensing fees demanded by rights organisations are too high.
On the last day of 2007, columnist Brett Thomas takes a look back at a year of the People vs. the RIAA. Who fought, who won, and what we have to look forward to in 2008 - a DRMerry New Year.
The IFPI says that ISPs should take responsiblity for file sharing across their networks, and work to prevent users from infringing copyright across the 'net.
Western Digital 1TB MyBook NAS adds overly restrictive DRM to deny access to the video and music you legally own, when you try and play it from outside your home network.
The MPAA has been caught red handed committing copyright infringement with its university toolkit. You gotta love the irony.
An independent film producer has spoken out to thank Internet pirates for pushing his little-known film into the limelight.
Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones - the MPAA has been caught violating the software license on a blogging program, completely stripping all links and credit to the owner.
The popular torrent aggregator is shut down by its ISP, but is moving to Canada and upgrading at the same time. Bigger, faster, torrentier?
One of the admins over at btjunkie has found a way to identify fake torrents put up by the MPAA.
A YouTube user is said to have cracked the AACS protection on HD-DVDs. Merry Christmas, MPAA!
New legislation is being proposed in the UK to clamp down on piracy while defining a better "fair use" policy. Will the government bite?
October 14 2021 | 15:04
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