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.
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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.
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.
The general manager of Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), Michael Speck, took the witness stand today to give evidence in the case against retired police officer turned music download Web site owner Stephen Cooper.Speck was forced to admit by lead counsel for the defence, Anthony Morris QC, that "not at any time was there an MP3 located on this site".
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
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