In the wake of Games of Thrones airing the first episode of its fourth season in the US, data from TorrentFreak showed Australia downloaded the most pirated copies of the episode.
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Your Internet provider may start recording your online activity if they agree to a new code designed to penalize pirates -- and if record labels have their way.
If the fight against online piracy involves winning the hearts and minds of the general public, then I despair for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
The first person fined under the Sarkozy-era Hadopi law is a 40-year-old man whose soon-to-be-ex-wife downloaded Rihanna songs over his internet connection.
A deal between the UK ISP and the Swedish music-streaming service could cut online copyright infringement, Virgin Media's regulatory chief has argued
update New study reveals although piracy rates have improved, 60 percent of PCs in the Asia-Pacific region still had illegal programs installed, which amounted to losses of US$18.7 billion last year.
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.
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.
North Carolina State University's Student Legal Services Department has advised students to push back on the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as they offer them settlement deals on piracy suits. The group has been sending notices to universities and requesting that these notices be forwarded to offending students based on IP-related information provided to the schools.
Group says satellite radio operator is encouraging piracy through "iPod-like" devices capable of recording and playing back on-air tracks.
update Former music piracy investigator Michael Speck, who spearheaded the record companies' long-running campaign to shutdown Kazaa, has joined the peer-to-peer network's business partner, Altnet. Speck was the public face of the Australian recording industry's long court battle against the popular file-sharing software, which saw the Federal Court rule owner Sharman Networks and Altnet authorised users to infringe music industry copyright.
Anti-piracy agencies are targeting a select number of Internet service providers with e-mails warning of illegal movie and software downloads by their users.MediaSentry and the Business Software Alliance, which act for sections of the recording and software industries in stopping online piracy, respectively, have requested ISPs to clamp down on illegal file-sharing activity.
The music recording industry has denied reports that it has already laid down plans to raid Australian Universities by the end of February in order to hunt for illegally shared music files.According to Michael Speck, general manager of the record labels' Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) unit, it is not yet certain whether MIPI will deal with the situation by conducting raids or simply continue ongoing legal proceedings against the Universities of Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney.
The Australian music industry's piracy investigations body has slammed new research on digital file sharing as "misguided", saying the survey fails to take into account the "property rights" of music owners.Released last Monday, the survey conducted by professors from Harvard Business School and the University of North Carolina concludes that "file sharing has no effect on the sale of popular CDs" according to statistics taken from the second half of 2002.
Evidence at the centre of a court battle between major music labels and Australian universities has allegedly been destroyed
Companies allowing workers to download illegal MP3s risk lawsuits as the recording industry begins a crackdown on piracy, analysts say.
Companies allowing workers to download illegal MP3s risk lawsuits as the recording industry begins a crackdown on piracy, analysts says
Worldwide sales of music CDs, records and cassettes fell for the third year in a row, hit largely by rising Internet piracy in the United States, according to an international recording industry group. Last year saw the steepest fall yet, with a 7 percent drop in global music sales and a 10 percent fall in units sold in the United States, according to figures for 2002 released Wednesday by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
The labels allege AT&T Broadband, Sprint and other Net service and network providers are allowing people to access a Chinese Web site that lets them unlawfully copy music files.
The Recording Industry Association of America is asking Congress to earmark additional funds for anti-piracy law enforcement efforts, saying that the number of arrests for copyright crimes has skyrocketed over the course of a year.
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