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August 23, 2009 by

Sydney movie, music pirate earns jail time

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.

April 7, 2008 by

SA's top cop scoffs at police piracy claims

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.

August 15, 2003 by

Studios assist DVD piracy bust

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.

April 24, 2003 by

DVD piracy lawsuit postponed

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.

April 1, 2003

'DVD Jon' faces new trial for piracy

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.

January 15, 2002 by

Magazine seeks review of DeCSS ruling

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.

January 15, 1999 by

Nuggets: Samsung goes Rio bashing and DVD-On-A-Chip

Nuggets is a daily update on the latest software and hardware releases provided by our very own gadget man, Mr Justin Pearse. At the end of the month we will provide a roundup of our favourites which you could win in our monthly Nuggets competition.


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