Tag Archive | "piracy"


30 October 2009 | 17,854 views

Illegal File Sharers To Be Cut Off By 2011

It was 2008 when the UK government originally proposed disconnecting pirates from the Internet, then a few months later Australia followed suit. The latest is that it’s really going to be legislated and will come into force by April 2010 under the Digital Economy Bill. I’ve noticed this trend picking up lately, a few companies [...]

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11 July 2008 | 5,201 views

Google to Reveal Youtube Viewing Details to Viacom

Now this is an interesting privacy related case to think about over the weekend, Google has to reveal viewing details for Youtube to Viacom. Anyone who has EVER watched a Youtube video, that’s pretty extreme. Luckily most people are using dynamic IP addresses, so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern. Unless of course [...]

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05 March 2008 | 8,470 views

Australia to Follow the UK in Terminating Content Pirates

It seems like most countries are getting more serious about the illegal downloading and the protection of intellectual property, after the UK recently proposed disconnecting ‘pirates’ from the Internet – Australia is now considering following suit. I guess this is just the start, laws will become more heavy handed and draconian as most of it [...]

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29 December 2006 | 3,490 views

Some Relaxing on the DMCA Regulations

There seems to be have been some slight relaxation on the DMCA regulations lately, which is a good thing for the majority of people! There have been many grey cases and sadly most have fallen on the side of the big corporations, finally something on our side! The U.S. Copyright Office specified new rules Wednesday [...]

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03 June 2006 | 5,814 views

The MPAA TorrentSpy Hacker – $15,000!

Ah the big boys can’t get in legitimately, so they are starting to use underhand tactics eh? A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the Motion Picture Association of America of hiring a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators. The lawsuit (click for PDF), filed in U.S. [...]

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06 March 2006 | 4,466 views

Latest RIAA Bullshit – Fair Use Policy – Can’t Use YOUR CDs on YOUR iPod

Amazing, now ripping YOUR OWN CD’s to use on YOUR iPod is not fair use according to the new DMCA rulings currently being created. As part of the on-going DMCA rule-making proceedings, the RIAA and other copyright industry associations submitted a filing that included this gem as part of their argument that space-shifting and format-shifting [...]

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05 March 2006 | 3,425 views

RIAA Dirty Tricks: Gathering Private Info On Kids Of Accused File Sharer

The RIAA’s latest tactic, is to reveal to Santangelo and her new lawyer that they’ve been investigating her children, and have been able to collect a lot of non-public information. The RIAA will probably claim that the info is related to the case, but it certainly borders on using scare tactics, and trying to intimidate [...]

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26 February 2006 | 5,560 views

Firefox Confuses UK Government Piracy Laws

The UK government stated: If Mozilla permit the sale of copied versions of its software, it makes it virtually impossible for us, from a practical point of view, to enforce UK anti-piracy legislation It seems they really don’t understand the whole open source thing do they? You can’t pirate open source software, you can however [...]

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