Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Piracy" (28)  

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The Chinese government is being sued for $2.2 billion (£1.4 billion) for allegedly copying a computer program designed by an American firm.

Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/(…)China-hit-with-2.2-billion-s…

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The music industry has made it quite clear that the Internet is a scary place full of pirates. These same fears have spread into the minds of book publishers, who are about to make the same mistakes as the major record labels did. It’s not too late though.

Link: torrentfreak.com/publishers-fear-ebook-piracy-bu…

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Earlier, ISP BT predicted that operating an anti-filesharing scheme in the UK would cost £365m a year. Now the government has admitted that not only will broadband customers have to foot a £500m bill, but that burden will prove too great for 40,000 households

Link: torrentfreak.com/piracy-surcharge-set-to-force-4…

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Avatar is doing great at the box office so it will come as no surprise that it is also very popular on BitTorrent. However, rather than the usual overreaction to piracy, Fox is playing down the leak and saying it will have a much smaller effect on profits. In the meantime, a lesser-known release blog is thrust into the spotlight.

Link: torrentfreak.com/avatars-a-bittorrent-hit-but-fo…

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The past decade has brought about a major shift in income streams for the music business. Musicians have seen a spectacular rise in income from live performances which contributed to a significant increase in their overall revenue. The labels on the other hand are struggling, mostly due to the decreased revenue from recorded music.

Link: torrentfreak.com/piracy-benefits-musicians-hurts…

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Members of the House of Lords recently voiced concerns over the UK government’s Digital Economy Bill, stating that the problems facing the entertainment industry are largely of their own creation. There was also criticism of companies who demand cash from file-sharers in the UK, and ideas were put forward to end their scheme.

Link: torrentfreak.com/digital-economy-bill-lords-want…

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The first rule of Usenet is, you don’t talk about Usenet. This rule kept Usenet providers and users out of sight from anti-piracy organizations for years. Ironically, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN are now the first ones trying to enforce this rule in court.

Link: torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-outfit-wants-ban-on…

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A federal judge on Monday finalized a $675,000 jury verdict against a defendant who went to trial after the Recording Industry Association of America sued him.

Link: www.wired.com/(…)piracy-verdict-finalized…

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Federal Judge Nancy Gertner has signed off on a jury's damages award of $675,000 for illegal file sharing. In her commentary, she excoriates Joel's defense for its behavior during the trial. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers look on with horror. Not to mention Knife Or Not...

Link: blogs.computerworld.com/(…)joel_tenenbaum_vs_riaa_6…

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The chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment said Monday the U.S. should join France in cutting off the Internet connection of users who repeatedly download copyright-protected films.

Link: www.physorg.com/news178198792.html

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When Sweden’s IPRED legislation came into force on April 1st this year, the country saw a massive 30% drop in Internet traffic. Many attributed this to Internet user fears associated with increased powers of anti-piracy groups. Now, 8 months later, traffic is completely back to normal and on track to exceed pre-IPRED levels.

Link: torrentfreak.com/uk-anti-piracy-plans-slammed-by…

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A source inside lawyers Davenport Lyons and their partner DigiProtect has leaked sensitive documents detailing how the companies generated profit from porn. They show how the pair extracted money from alleged file-sharers, how the revenue was split and how individuals were ranked to decide who to chase and who to leave alone.

Link: torrentfreak.com/leaked-documents-reveal-anti-pi…

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During the summer, TorrentFreak learned that major online music piracy group DV8 suffered a serious setback after a music industry investigation led to arrests. In September our sources leaked information that a label executive had also been arrested. Now fresh details have emerged concerning his fate and news of yet more arrests.

Link: torrentfreak.com/pre-release-music-piracy-furthe…

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Hollywood often complains about the billions of dollars allegedly lost due to piracy. Indie film makers, on the other hand, tend to welcome the free buzz generated when their film is pirated. The makers of Ink belong to this latter group, and are thanking the hundreds and thousands of people who downloaded their movie on BitTorrent.

Link: torrentfreak.com/indie-movie-explodes-on-bittorr…

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A leaked draft of the Internet chapter of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) reveals that ISPs will be held liable for the infringements of their customers, unless they disconnect those accused. The draft aims to strengthen the power of the entertainment industries and other copyright holders, at the cost of the public.

Link: torrentfreak.com/secret-anti-piracy-treaty-turns…

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A citizen is so tired of his country’s copyright laws he has reported himself to an anti-piracy group. In his written confession, the ‘pirate’ admits to copying more than one hundred purchased movies and TV shows for his own use – legal in Denmark – but breaking DRM on the same is an act forbidden under Danish law.

Link: torrentfreak.com/drm-breaker-reports-himself-to-…

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While there are a few ways being proposed on how to stop file sharing, Radiohead thinks bandwidth restriction is the answer. Umm, no!

Link: revivl.com/(…)wtf-radiohead-suggests-bandwidth-thro…

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“Piracy is the new consumer ‘speak’ and ‘do’ and it’s here to stay. Like it or not, piracy or not, music and all forms of entertainment is going to be zapped all over the world without any restrictions. It’s the job of the industry to capitalize on it rather than squander the opportunity away.”



Link: contentsutra.com/(…)419-how-content-creators-can-be…

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The number of new piracy sites on the web has tripled in the third quarter, despite prosecution of the owners of the controversial Pirate Bay file-sharing web site, according to security software maker McAfee.

Link: venturebeat.com/(…)mcafee-says-piracy-tripled-even-…

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The piracy tracking company DtecNet has made quite a name for itself in the past few months after partnering with the RIAA and several local governments to assist in the ‘war on piracy’. One would think that these projects would require at least some basic knowledge of BitTorrent, but a recently published paper proves the opposite.

Link: torrentfreak.com/riaa-anti-piracy-partner-cluele…

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