Do illegal copies of films posted on the internet have a negative financial impact for the creators and producers who made them? The entertainment industry claims that it does, but a new study by Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) shows that internet piracy actually boosts profits for Japanese anime DVD sales.
Verizon Communications, which once seemed opposed to working with the music industry on fighting piracy, now admits to suspending Internet access for illegal file sharers.
Reports confirmed on Tuesday that UK law enforcement arrested Ryan Cleary, 19, of Essex in connection with several recent hackings.
With the January 19 arrest of Megaupload founder Kim DotCom by the FBI, the file-sharing service company has found itself under fire by the federal government; but it is fighting back stating that there will be no imminent data loss for users.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is directly tied to 2.4 million U.S. jobs and leads to $80 billion to the nation's economy. There is still an underlying threat of Internet piracy that causes lower box office and DVD/Blu-ray sales, and the MPAA wants to make sure it tells the public about it.
A hacker hijacked Swedish politician William Petzäll's Twitter account, using it to leak the email/password combinations of nearly 200,000 people. Some are calling it the worst security breach in Sweden's history, affecting elected officials, journalists and even local celebrities.
Microsoft has quietly updated the Windows Live ID login system, which was most likely in response to a security concern that surfaced last week. The new procedure seeks to eliminate the risk of brute force attacks launching against Live ID logins, which could provide a method for hackers to gain unauthorized access to accounts.
LulzSec, just days after announcing a collaboration with the hacker collective Anonymous that would specifically target official government sites and agencies, has released what it's calling the first of many info dumps related to Operation Anti-Security: Chinga la Migra Bulletin #1.
The increasing antipiracy initiatives in Sweden have claimed yet another popular BitTorrent community, but this time the site’s administrators closed up shop willingly before the authorities had a chance to come knocking at their door.
MAFIAAFire made headlines in April when it skirted the law by redirecting traffic from ICE-seized domains to their replacement sites. "The Pirate Bay Dancing," a new add-on created by the same developers, takes a shot at recent court-ordered attempts to block the titular file-sharing site from customers' computer monitors.
Youness Alaoui, known more commonly by his hacker alias KaKaRoTo, spoke with MyCE via email and shared his thoughts on the future of game console security, what it feels like when a legal motion with your name on it is filed and that mysterious cracked 3.60 firmware video that made the rounds last week.
Eleven music labels, including industry giant Warner Bros, have filed a joint copyright infringement lawsuit against porn purveyors RK Netmedia and RealityKings.com.
It just got a bit more difficult to watch illegally downloaded Blu-ray movies on the Sony PS3. Sony appears to have pushed a firmware update, which includes Cinavia DRM protection, to PS3 consoles.
Steele Hansmeier, a law firm specializing in anti piracy cases is once again losing battles, this time in California. The firm has been trying to deal with multiple objections to a mass filing lawsuit in California over online porn. The firm has reportedly gone so far as to use geolocation technology to verify IP addresses are within the state the case is being filed in. Regardless of this action the case was still cut down to a single defendant last week.
A cyber attack on Sony's online PlayStation Network in April put the personal information of more than 70 million people at risk. I was one of those 70 million - a PlayStation 3 owner who played online. Sony's advice in light of the data breach was simple: customers with online PSN accounts should change any passwords stored on their consoles. I did just that. However, I wondered if somehow my compromised data had still been leaked. According to PwnedList, which boasts a database of nearly five million leaked email addresses and usernames, I'm in the clear - sort of.
The Mali-V500 chip from ARM has built-in anti-piracy measures.

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