France-based video game publisher Ubisoft elicited scorn from gamers and consumer rights advocates due to its widespread implementation of 'always on' DRM protection within the PC versions of countless titles. The measure was intended to cut-down on piracy, but found little favor within the gaming community. In January, the company relented and removed all DRM via an update. Ironically, Ubisoft is now being accused of including music torrents from file-sharing site Demonoid as a bonus in the PC release of hit game "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood." Especially odd since the music in question is Ubisoft's own "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" soundtrack.
Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC seizes child's laptop
The Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC), a Helsinki-based organization, struck a major coup on its home turf against music file-sharers this week. A Finnish judge this week approved the group's request to force ISPs to cut off three alleged pirates' internet connections.
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Apple's upcoming iCloud service is expected to build on the company's iTunes success and introduce millions of music-lovers to a new way to store and access their collections. However, a report from IHS iSuppli considers the downside to the company's plans: a marked decline in demand for NAND flash memory storage in the years to come.
Anyone who hasn’t heard about the raging boy band called “BTS” must be living under a rock. This successful band is reigning worldwide and has seven members namely RM, Jin, J-Hope, V, Suga, Jungkook, and Jimin. In just six years,...
As anti-piracy efforts continue, so too does the number of people sued by movie studios and record labels. A chart which purports to count the number of U.S. residents named as "John Does" in illicit file-sharing lawsuits is closing it on a new milestone. And with PROTECT IP not completely off the table, the number may continue to rise.
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More than 130 CEOs, start-up founders and tech business executives, including Friendster alum Jonathan Abrams and MovieFone's Matthew Blumberg, have come together with a common goal: prevent PROTECT IP from being passed into law. In a letter addressed to Congress, the group broached potential security concerns, DNS issues and the proposal's overall vagueness as key criticisms, reminding members to consider that their votes may also impact small businesses and stymie job creation.
MP3 files from popular online stores such as iTunes are ostensibly free of digital rights management, but they still contain information about the listener that could be used to enforce DRM in the cloud some day, according to a...
If you are looking for a Netflix streaming box and don’t have a lot of money to spend then you might just be in luck. Roku is adding another box to their lineup of affordable video streaming devices. The Roku LT will debut in early November and will only cost $50.
Five nations have been singled out by U.S. lawmakers who say the specified countries have showed little effort to stifle widespread piracy.
The controversial PROTECT IP bill languished on Capitol Hill, but a new proposal could take up its cause. HR 3261, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, will "promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property" and allow the U.S. Attorney General to go after foreign sites engaging in copyright infringement.
Microsoft has removed one cumbersome step from its Zune online music store by letting people pay for MP3s with a credit card.
The Motion Picture Association of America came out swinging against critics who believe the Stop Online Piracy Act would disrupt Internet security and harm businesses. The trade organization's Paul Hortenstine targeted the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week, calling the group's objections "sky is falling rhetoric."
Two weeks ago, MasterCard felt the wrath of Anonymous Operation Payback-style DDoS attacks after refusing to process payments that were intended to fund WikiLeaks, the website which began leaking confidential US diplomatic cables last month. Now, the company is preparing to head down another controversial path by pledging to deny transactions which support websites that host pirated movies, music, games, or other copyrighted content.

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