Microsoft announced that it will change its policies concerning anti-piracy measures of the Xbox One
A German court has ruled that the open-source download manager JDownloader2 is forbidden.
An internet user in France has been partly disconnected from the internet and with that he is the first victim of the controversial three strikes legislation introduced to fight piracy.
The Playstation 4 has no region lock and also doesn’t need to connect to the internet at a predefined interval
The Mali-V500 chip from ARM has built-in anti-piracy measures.
To play single player games the newly introduced Xbox One needs to connect to the internet at least once a day.
The popular torrent site the Piratebay appears to be down in some countries while in other countries the site remains accessible.
After the White House came out in favor of unlocking mobile phones in the US, there were some halfhearted attempts in Congress to bring this about. But the main problem is a section within the DMCA which prevents removal of any type of encryption. Four members of the House are taking the DMCA on head … Read moreBill introduced into Congress to amend the DMCA
At least 8% of the visitors of the Piratebay connect to the site through proxies, according to a spokesman of the popular torrent site.
In an interview the CEO of Netflix states that whenever they launch in a new territory, the Bittorrent traffic drops as the Netflix traffic grows.
Hackgroup WiiKey claims to have developed a method to play copied Wii-U games from an USB drive.
A recently published patent from McAfee reveals that the company is working on technology to fight piracy.
The number of jobs in the film and music industry in the United States has increased despite the claimed negative effects of illegal downloads.
The PirateBay has moved to the domain thepiratebay.gl in fear that their previous domain would be ceased by Swedish authorities
Although HBO’s hit show King of Thrones is the most pirated TV show ever, HBO doesn’t worry about it and considers it a compliment.
The president of EA Labels, Frank Gibeau, has stated that Digital Right Management (DRM) is a failed and dead-end strategy.
The developers of DVDRanger claim to have lost a lawsuit from Sony and have announced a new solution to bypass the Cinavia protection.
A research paper from the European Commission states that music piracy has hardly any negative impact on the revenues of legal digital music. The paper was released by the European Institute for Prospective Technological Studies and the data on which the results are based comes from the research company Nielsen. They tracked the internet behavior … Read moreResearch: music piracy doesn’t affect legal digital music revenues
The Piratebay is currently down accross the globe.
MPAA now targets mobile phone apps as well
The author of DVDRanger, who claimed to have broken the Cinavia protection has decided to back up his claim by posting videos to demonstrate that it works.
The IFPI reports that in countries where the Piratebay is blocked there are more people using paid music sites.
Today is the first day that the six strikes program is set to begin in the United States. Five of the major ISP’s in the US have agreed to warn customers who are accused of using P2P technology to share copyright protected material. Those companies are Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable. The … Read moreSix strikes “Anti-Piracy” system starts in the US
The HTML standard might get support for copy protection.
The founder of Cydia, Jay Freeman, has announced that 4 million unique users have installed Cydia using the Evasi0n jailbreak.