Hot off a legal victory this summer against usenet index site Newzbin2, the Motion Picture Association has named its next target: another usenet called NZBsRus. The trade organization has fired the first shot, hitting the site with a cease-and-desist. However, the group doesn't plan on staying offline for long.
First, music geeks. Then, the world. Apple's iCloud and Google Music Beta helped catapult cloud-based storage into the mainstream lexicon last year, allowing users to store downloaded tracks online and access them on myriad devices. That's only the beginning, says Gartner.
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.