The Australian arms of the music and film industry have won a victory against piracy with the news that Sydney man Yong Hong Lin has been handed a three-month jail term for selling illegal imported discs from his Eastwood music and movie store.
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A Melbourne man was yesterday found guilty on six offences relating to CD and DVD piracy in the Melbourne Magistrates Court and fined $24,000 plus prosecution costs.
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.
Joint operations between Police and trading standards net computer game and DVD counterfeiters.
The UK film industry and the government are joining forces to take on DVD pirates
The Motion Picture Association works with Malaysian officials to raid Web site operators suspected of selling pirated DVDs, leading to nine arrests and a mammoth haul of discs.
A hearing has been postponed in the case pitting major movie studios against 321 Studios, a start-up that makes programs to copy DVDs. The hearing in the case was slated to take place on Friday morning in federal court in San Francisco, but has been delayed due to court scheduling conflicts.
The Epia M10000 combines features from the PC and consumer electronics world, including hardware-supported DVD playback, a low-power 1GHz processor - and anti-piracy measures
A Norwegian court will retry a teen whose DVD-copying exploits made him a hero to hackers worldwide, in a case that will be closely monitored by Hollywood.
The editor of hacker publication 2600 is asking the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to review an earlier decision prohibiting the magazine from linking to or posting DeCSS--code that can be used to crack DVD security. In November, a three-judge panel of the court sided with the movie industry, which had sued the publication, saying the posting of DeCSS would lead to rampant piracy. The court is expected to decide whether to review that decision sometime in the spring.
Copyleft, the maker of a T-shirt displaying code to a DVD-cracking program, is added to a high-profile piracy lawsuit
Copyleft, the maker of a T-shirt displaying code to a DVD-cracking program, is added to a high-profile piracy lawsuit.
Forget streaming video. Bootleg versions of nearly any movie you can name are already available online
DVD is booming but so too is broadband and video-on-demand
New system to prevent "casual copying" of CDs
It was only a matter of time. DVD film encryption has finally been broken, opening up the standard to a new fleet of software pirates.
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