[Updated] Instead of the usual civil procedures, the US government is going after Android pirates and their stores with criminal charges.
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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.
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.
Dominant distribution companies such as Apple are a bigger threat to content owners than copyright infringement, according to Miramax CEO Mike Lang.
Apple has patented a way to prevent mobile devices from illegally recording a concert, film or other live event using an infrared sensor.
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.
It seems that it only took hackers a few hours to figure out how to circumvent the protection mechanisms used by Apple to protect applications from piracy. It seems that the Mac App Store could be very transformation, just not in the way Apple had expected.
There are a lot of myths circulating regarding software piracy. Thanks to an App Store developer, we get the chance to dispel some of these myths.
Apple has filed an updated patent application for a technology that would give it control over its software that is similar to Microsoft's much-criticised Windows Genuine Advantage.
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.
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).
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.
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The iPod blossomed for two reasons: content portability and piracy/theft. Unlike the iPod, Apple TV will require payment to view content on a big screen.
The BSA wants stronger penalties for businesses using unauthorised software, but a leading IT professionals' organisation has called the demands 'absurd'
Company attacks proposal that would force it to make iTunes songs playable on devices competing with the iPod.
A refund process soon will be implemented for a Canadian tax that ranged from $15 to $25 per iPod, depending on its storage capacity.
Canadians get to see cents...
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.
RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser brushes off a recent rebuff from Apple and says incompatible piracy prevention tools threaten to turn off consumers.
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