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Entries in 'Piracy' (94)

US government to pay $50m after pirating 9,000 copies of software

US government to pay $50m after pirating 9,000 copies of software

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The US government has agreed to pay $50 million (£30.6 million) after pirating 9,000 copies of military software.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 29th 2013 at 11:09AM
Google criticised by UK MPs for 'failing' to combat piracy

Google criticised by UK MPs for 'failing' to combat piracy

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Google is being accused by UK MPs of failing to stop its users accessing illegal material via its search engine.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 27th 2013 at 10:33AM
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OPINION: Free FIFA World PC game will help tackle piracy

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A new free-to-play FIFA PC game based on the popular FIFA Ultimate Team mode will launch in Brazil and Russia - a move that will no doubt help curb piracy.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 9th 2013 at 10:10AM

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Brian May, Pete Townshend and Simon Cowell lead petition against Google piracy

Brian May, Pete Townshend and Simon Cowell lead petition against Google piracy

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Some of music’s biggest names, including Elton John and Lord Lloyd Webber, have joined the attack against search engines like Google, saying they help users get access to pirated music.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 24th 2012 at 10:02AM
Judge rules Megaupload raid warrant invalid

Judge rules Megaupload raid warrant invalid

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A New Zealand High Court judge has said the warrant used to raid Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's house was invalid.

Helen French
by Helen French
on Jun 28th 2012 at 11:35AM
Internet pirates face £20 appeal fee

Internet pirates face £20 appeal fee

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Web users suspected of accessing or sharing copywrited material online will be subjected to a £20 fine if they wish to appeal any allegations.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jun 26th 2012 at 5:52PM
UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

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The British High Court has ruled that number of major broadband ISPs including Sky and TalkTalk must now block access to notorious file sharing site The Pirate Bay.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Apr 30th 2012 at 10:18PM

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Windows Live Messenger blocks Pirate Bay

Windows Live Messenger blocks Pirate Bay

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Microsoft has begun blocking web links to The Pirate Bay posted via the software giant's instant messenger client Windows Live Messenger.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Mar 26th 2012 at 9:45PM
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Anti-piracy "three strikes" policy in court win

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The Digital Economy Act anti file-sharing legislation received a boost as the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier High Court ruling that backed the DEA.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Mar 6th 2012 at 8:42PM
The Pirate Bay faces UK net block

The Pirate Bay faces UK net block

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Notorious filesharing web site The Pirate Bay could face being blocked by British ISPs following a high court ruling that the site went "far beyond merely enabling or assisting" piracy.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Feb 21st 2012 at 1:03AM
Kaspersky ditches BSA over anti-piracy bill

Kaspersky ditches BSA over anti-piracy bill

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Russian security software vendor Kaspersky Lab has withdrawn from the Business Software Alliance over the trade group's support for the controversial US SOPA legislation.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 6th 2011 at 2:27AM

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US seizes fake football jersey sites

US seizes fake football jersey sites

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US authorities have seized over 130 top level domains as part of "Operation In Our Sites" which aims to tackle the impact of counterfeit goods on US businesses.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 27th 2011 at 11:11PM
Music and film industry presses BT to block the Pirate Bay

Music and film industry presses BT to block the Pirate Bay

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A collection of music and film publishers has asked British ISP BT to block access to The Pirate Bay following an earlier legal victory compelling the telco to block access ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 6th 2011 at 10:34PM
Unscrupulous anti-piracy lawyers suspended

Unscrupulous anti-piracy lawyers suspended

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Two lawyers who sent out a large number of letters to members of the public suspected of illegal file sharing demanding recompense have been fined and suspended.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 3:35PM
Ubisoft claims 'always-on' DRM reduces piracy

Ubisoft claims 'always-on' DRM reduces piracy

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Developer Ubisoft is standing by its decision to use DRM which requires an always-on internet connection for its PC games.

Helen French
by Helen French
on Aug 1st 2011 at 1:35PM

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High court orders BT to block pirate website

High court orders BT to block pirate website

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The High Courts have today ordered BT to block access to a pirate website in a landmark ruling.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Jul 28th 2011 at 5:49PM
US ISPs agree to disconnect file sharers

US ISPs agree to disconnect file sharers

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A number of US ISPs have agreed to cut off the internet connections of file sharers in a scheme that mirrors the three strikes policy of some EU nations.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Jul 11th 2011 at 12:50PM
British student faces US extradition and jail

British student faces US extradition and jail

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A British computer science student is facing a potential jail sentence following his arrest and extradition request by US authorities relating to a TV download site.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jun 20th 2011 at 9:29AM
Microsoft seeks 'own personal unfair competition laws'

Microsoft seeks 'own personal unfair competition laws'

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Microsoft is reportedly seeking to have legislation introduced in the United States that will pave the way to sue companies that source materials from suppliers that use pirated Microsoft software.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Mar 28th 2011 at 8:26AM