The country is proposing prison time for owners of sites that link to illegal versions of copyrighted material.
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Chinese Internet company resolves US$8.6 million music piracy lawsuit with four music companies including Universal Music and Warner Music, which also ink a deal to allow users to download songs legally for free.
If the entertainment industry actually provided legal avenues for timely movie distribution in countries other than the US, would piracy be a problem?
New penalties have been introduced to hit downloaders of copyright infringing files, who face up to two years in prison or fines up to nearly US$25,700.
How dare US company Netflix damn New Zealand's internet as being too poor and ridden with data caps!
Global BitTorrent news source TorrentFreak has ridiculed the veracity of a University of Ballarat study on the legality of BitTorrent usage, labelling some of its claims "horribly wrong" and saying that "mistake after mistake" was made during its preparation.
Internet service provider Exetel announced yesterday it would change the way it forwarded alleged copyright infringement notices to customers.
People should not be criminalised for the file-sharing of copyrighted material if they are not profiting from doing so, the European Parliament has recommended.
After reports alleged yesterday that "hundreds" of South Australian police had been sprung using their work computers to illegally download films, the state's Commissioner has refuted the accusations in a letter published today.
The government risks opening a can of worms...
A Sydney Internet cafÃ© has been raided today by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), after the cafe allegedly provided extensive access to illegal downloads of movies and music.
Microsoft is to allow pirated copies of Windows XP to download and install Internet Explorer 7 without gaining Windows Genuine Advantage authentication, which is a move to boost security but not encourage piracy, according to the software giant.
It's been 345 years since physicist Robert Boyle published the experimental results confirming what is now known as Boyle's Law, which to paraphrase is: a gas will spread out to fill any available space.
Now at NXTComm in Chicago, former CEO of NBC Universal and current General Electric vice-chair Bob Wright is holding keynote court.We are all in the business of aggregating audiences and delivering them to advertisers," Wright said.
I recently posted a story (Piracy as a social phenomenon - It’s not about the $) about a study out of Kent State suggesting that students aren't motivated money when they download songs, software, and movies from the Web. Rather, the researchers felt that moral justification (i.
But the music download site that U.S. says is guilty of piracy continues to operate.
An Australian legal music download company partnered with major record labels has backed the blocking of Kazaa to new Australian users as a sign piracy will no longer be tolerated by authorities here.
commentary Is this the week Microsoft finally got serious about fighting piracy -- and could its efforts cost Redmond business?Redmond's decision to mandate a piracy check for all customers who want to download add-ons for Windows XP -- excluding security patches -- is designed to check what the company regards as rampant illicit use of its software.
Microsoft is stepping up its Genuine Advantage program, and requiring a "piracy check" for all customers who want to download patches — excepting security updates — for Windows XP. This is a great strategy...
Software piracy totaled $20 billion in 2003. There are 70 million-plus music, movie, and software downloaders.