A study commissioned last summer to find how to protect France's "exception culturelle" in the online era has delivered its verdict - and it's generating its fair share of criticism already.
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Music streaming service launches in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and is betting legally-free music will subsequently compel users to pay for content and eradicate music piracy in the region.
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.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda carte blanche to ignore U.S. intellectual property rights as reparations for a longstanding trade dispute.
When the Android game Dead Trigger went from $0.99 to free, Madfinger Games blamed "unbelievably high" piracy rates. Now the company has released the iOS version for free as well, but is it due to piracy again?
The Android game Dead Trigger used to cost $0.99. Now it's free. Madfinger Games says it had to relaunch the game as a free app due to an "unbelievably high" piracy rate.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has claimed that Google's transparency report detailing take-down requests of copyright material is misleading, because the search giant limits the number of notices a company can make.
Call me Gen Y for thinking so, but if people want something badly enough, they're going to find a way to get it. While that usually sets off the piracy alarm bells, what if it's not because you're a cheapskate, and the product is actually free?
Unsurprisingly, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's loss at the High Court will see internet service providers less open to compromise solutions on how to fight piracy, which means free rein for infringers.
All the brouhaha over whether NBN Co's pricing structure might kill off 1TB plans made me wonder whether NBN Co might be relying on changes to copyright law reducing user downloads.
The online collective has vowed to keep using distributed denial-of-service attacks against the anti-piracy lobby, according to an interview with the security company PandaLabs
4chan members hit back at the MPAA and RIAA with a co-ordinated e-protest, knocking their sites offline for hours. Is this the protest of the future?
Public Wi-Fi is there as a benefit, more often provided by larger franchises who can afford to offer it. But with legality, cost and piracy issues, should public wireless access be free?
The Pirate Party, which champions issues such as intellectual-property rights, free speech and data privacy, is on its way to becoming an official party in Australia
Microsoft hasn't won the war on piracy in China, so why not strike before Google and produce a free OS closely aligned to its digital products and services?
As I have mentioned in the past I have a rather small personal music collection so I enjoy streaming music and subscription services that let me listen to a ton of music from several genres. I have been a subscriber to the Zune Marketplace (check out my thoughts on the service) since they started giving you 10 free songs a month, but do have some issues with the service since it is still not easy to find MP3 only files and if you forget to download the 10 free songs you lose them. Today Napster launched their new mobile site, m.napster.com, that gives you the ability to discover and download your music over the air.
AT&T and Comcast are expected to be among a group of ISPs that will cooperate with the music industry in battling illegal file sharing.
The RIAA using Internet Service Providers to hunt down IP "pirates" are going to do it without search warrants. There is no way for the RIAA or any other copyright owner to know when piracy is going on without subverting the privacy of the ISP customer.
Encoding my CDs in a lossless, patent-fee, DRM-free format gives me the freedom to do what I want with the music I've already bought. The RIAA would probably call me a criminal.
Does Apple have a Kick Me sign on their back or something?First Netflix fires a major shot over the bow of the Apple TV with their new Netflix Player set-top box, now Napster is going after iTunes with a new DRM-free music service.
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