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July 25, 2012 by

iOS app developer: Android is designed for piracy

An iOS app developer argues Apple's App Store is superior than the Google Play store, and he's not the first to say so. Fragmentation aside, he argues that "closed" is better than "open" because piracy isn't a serious problem, and at the end of the day, most app developers need to make money.

December 1, 2011

Cliff diving for iPhones

Join us once again for another episode of Technolatte, where court wins aren't always glorious, pirates don't always have eye patches and hackers aren't always evil.

January 10, 2011 by

Auction site hawks hacked iTunes accounts

Tens of thousands of reportedly hacked iTunes accounts have been found on Chinese auction site Taobao, but the company claims it is unable to take action unless there are direct complaints, according to news reports.

June 4, 2007 by

Is EMI the chink in the RIAA armor?

Does anyone really believe the RIAA when they tell us that 'the sky is falling' from rampant piracy?Just last year, the recording industry, was trying to strong-arm Apple into raising its base price for it's entire DRM-protected music library.

June 1, 2007 by

iTunes supposedly DRM-free music not so DRM-free?

If you follow the digital music business at all, then you know by now that earlier this year, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a clarion call (ok, an open letter) to the entertainment confab to free digital content of any digital rights management (DRM) technology: the technology that, in the course of trying to prevent piracy of content, also prevents honest people like you and me from moving iTunes-bought music from an Apple iPod to a non-Apple MP3 player (that's just one example).

May 16, 2007 by

EMI/Amazon execs unplugged: Will Amazon's DRM-free downloads dent Apple?

Right about now, the question is whether or not Steve Jobs wishes he never penned the open letter that he did in February 2007. The one where he eschewed Digital Rights Management technology (the same anti-piracy technology that preserves the dominance of Apple' iPods and well as of iTunes' downloadable audio sales), admonishing the recording industry to give up on the idea of technologically protecting their content.

May 17, 2005 by

Australia falls behind in software piracy fight

Australia has experienced a small increase in the use of pirated software in 2004, keeping the overall piracy rate well above comparable nations, according to a survey published by the Business Software Association of Australia (BSAA).The BSAA -- affiliated with global body the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and backed by software companies such as Microsoft, Symantec and Apple -- said 32 percent of software used in Australia in 2004 was pirated, up from 31 percent the previous year.


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