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Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) finds that the sale of media set top boxes pre-loaded with piracy-enabling add-ons can be considered illegal. ...... 01 May 2017
Anti-piracy champions BREIN took down 128 file sharing sites in last six months
Anti-piracy champions BREIN took down 128 file sharing sites in last six months
Dutch anti-piracy firm BREIN put in some serious work during the first half of the year, effectively taking down 128 file sharing sites and ...... 28 Jul 2015 - 13 comments
Anti-piracy group BREIN takes down Popcorn Time fan pages that didn't even host software
Anti-piracy group BREIN takes down Popcorn Time fan pages that didn't even host software
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has taken down six sites that were set up as 'fan pages' to the Popcorn Time software, despite the fact that they ...... 01 Mar 2015 - 2 comments
Piracy: Police raid 121 homes for sharing illegally online
Piracy: Police raid 121 homes for sharing illegally online
Police have targeted members of a file sharing forum called Boerse, searching 121 apartments in 14 states in Germany. The raids were announced ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 7 comments
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will have exclusive anti-piracy trailer
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will have exclusive anti-piracy trailer
Sony Pictures has teamed up with UK-based anti-piracy group Industry Trust, adding to the group's "Moments Worth Paying For" campaign. The ...... 22 Feb 2014 - 18 comments
Spain: Piracy site admins can get up to six years in prison
Spain: Piracy site admins can get up to six years in prison
Spain, infamous for being a hotbed of piracy, has increased the jail time admins of piracy sites can face for their crimes. The country, ...... 21 Sep 2013
MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO
MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO
MPAA CEO Chris Dodd has announced today the hiring on Diane Strahan as COO of the Hollywood trade group. Strahan comes from Neustar, a provider ...... 06 Jan 2013 - 12 comments
Don't pirate this film, or else
Don't pirate this film, or else
The creators of the new "John Dies at the End" film have created a particularly funny trailer asking people not to pirate their film, or else. ...... 31 Dec 2012 - 16 comments
Sergey Brin: All Hollywood anti-piracy legislation are misguided
Sergey Brin: All Hollywood anti-piracy legislation are misguided
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has said the entertainment industry is "shooting themselves in the foot, or maybe worse than the foot" by trying ...... 16 Apr 2012 - 39 comments
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
Last Saturday opponents of ACTA, the secretly negotiated intellectual property treaty, held protests across the European Union. The protests ...... 14 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
With all the furor over SOPA and PIPA in recent months, the signing of the ACTA trade agreement last October by the US, Japan, and a handful ...... 03 Feb 2012 - 4 comments
SOPA and PIPA: Bills postponed indefinitely
SOPA and PIPA: Bills postponed indefinitely
Just 48 hours after an Internet-wide protest "blackout," congressional leaders have indefinitely postponed the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills. ...... 21 Jan 2012 - 12 comments
Artists are doing better than ever according to the US Labor Department
Artists are doing better than ever according to the US Labor Department
The principle reason used by entertainment industry executives for new anti-piracy laws like SOPA and PIPA is the harm illegal copying supposedly ...... 12 Jan 2012 - 20 comments
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
The Reddit community has been on the front lines of the fight against SOPA and PIPA, the US anti-piracy bills which have been widely criticized ...... 11 Jan 2012 - 10 comments
Hotfile to countersue Warner Bros. over anti-piracy abuse
Hotfile to countersue Warner Bros. over anti-piracy abuse
The once-popular cyberlocker Hotfile is preparing to countersue Warner Bros., whilst currently in the middle of a lawsuit brought against it ...... 17 Aug 2011 - 14 comments
Hip-Hop sites, blogs caught up in anti-piracy mess
Hip-Hop sites, blogs caught up in anti-piracy mess
Popular hip-hop sites and blogs on advertisement blacklist. Advertising firm GroupM revealed a few weeks ago that it had adopted a new anti-piracy ...... 25 Jun 2011 - 3 comments
L.A. anti-piracy task force seizes $4.06 million in pirated goods
L.A. anti-piracy task force seizes $4.06 million in pirated goods
Los Angeles' very own anti-piracy task force, under Operation Chimney Sweep, has arrested 10 people and seized over $4 million worth of pirated ...... 23 Dec 2010 - 24 comments
     

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