Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services.
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A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music.
Three more torrent sites have disappeared in the United Kingdom, producing the same error message as The Pirate Bay and ensuring people don't even think about breaching copyright regulations.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
The Motion Picture Association of America has deemed file-sharing hub Hotfile the "most blatant inducer of copyright infringement" during legal proceedings, beating even Megaupload and torrent sites.
Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands.
Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April.
Google's Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters.
UK Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt has decided that he wants the country to be blazing the trail for internet speeds in Europe by 2015, offering super-fast connections to at least 90% of its populace.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.
Irwin Tieng, a prominent Filipino politician, has put forth the possibility of a bill echoing SOPA, which was rejected earlier this year after major internet protesting.
After The Pirate Bay was blocked in an attempt to curb illegal downloading, it has been found that the exercise was ineffective. Even information shared by ISPs seem to correspond with this.
After fighting against SOPA earlier this year, the Internet rejoiced at its ability to come together against controversial bills. Now it's coming back again, ready for another round.
Opera's Turbo feature allows the browser to be used to bypass restrictions and bans online, thereby allowing certain groups to access sites which were previously thought to have been blocked.
Information from the trial of Anton Vickerman, the owner of SurftheChannel, suggests that the MPAA's methods were totally corrupted, forcing the jury to believe his guilt from the onset.
Indian internet providers have taken steps to reduce the amount of piracy ongoing in the country, blocking sites such as The Pirate Bay, as well as Vimeo, for seemingly no discernible reason.
President of the RIAA Cary Sherman holds an incredible amount of sway over the inner workings of ISPs now, and his power will only grow further when all ISPs are forced to comply.
ACS:Law said it will be sending thousands of letters to alleged file-sharers of copyright infringement. The lawsuits will go out in the New Year to thousands of suspected file-sharers, asking them for a compromise...
According to the BBC, more than seven million people in Britain are illegally downloading copyrighted materials. Given the numbers involved, these cannot be all students. While many of these "criminals" do not know what they...
The Pirate Bay is having a bad time after losing the court case about copyright infringement, and the threat of spending up to a year behind bars due to the massive public torrent web site....
Hollywood laid much of the blame for illegal movie downloading on college students. Now, it says its math was wrong. In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44...
The growing popularity of video on the Web has prompted RealNetworks Inc. to launch a beta version of its RealPlayer software that allows users to easily record and download videos to their PCs. The software,...
An upcoming system update to bring the PlayStation 3 firmware to version 1.6 will give users the ability to download files from the PlayStation Network in the background. Currently, PlayStation 3 owners must halt all...
Italy's top criminal court has ruled that downloading music, movies and software over the Internet isn't a crime if profit isn't the motivation. The question is, will the ruling have an effect on copyright laws?...
US movie director, George Lucas, sees the future of film in downloads. Speaking to Variety, the Star Wars director revealed that, while he's not rushing to be among the first to release movies through iTunes,...
A new sort of Pepsi Generation will get air time on the Super Bowl: music downloaders. Some 20 teens sued by the Recording Industry Association of America, which accuses them of unauthorized downloads, will appear...
The music industry has turned its big legal guns on Internet music-swappers - including a 12-year-old Upper West Side girl who thought downloading songs was fun. Brianna LaHara said she was frightened...
Thanks everyone who made a post about this. Microsoft Windows Media Player provides functionality to change the overall appearance of the player itself through the use of "skins". Skins are custom overlays that...
An international team set a new record for Internet performance by transferring the equivalent of an entire compact disc's contents across more than 7608 miles (12,272 km) of network in 13 seconds. The rate of...
Found this over on my friendly Slashdot which points to an interesting article over on the New York Times.. Every year Michael Greene, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and...