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Microsoft celebrates antipiracy day

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Microsoft has announced that today, October 21st 2008, is Global Anti-Piracy Day and will proceed with a simultaneous launch of education initiatives and enforcement actions in 48 countries on five continents to combat the sophisticated,...

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Europe votes on anti-piracy laws

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Europeans suspected of putting movies and music on file-sharing networks could be thrown off the web under proposals before Brussels. The powers are in a raft of laws that aim to harmonise the regulations...

France unveils anti-piracy plan

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French web users caught pirating movies or music could soon be thrown offline. Those illegally sharing files will face the loss of their net access thanks to a newly-created anti-piracy body granted the wide-ranging powers....

Lawsuit calls Microsoft's anti-piracy tool spyware

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A computer user is suing Microsoft Corp. over the company's Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy tool, alleging that it violates laws against spyware. The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week...

Anti-Piracy Company Backs 'Openness'

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The company at the centre of a recent'e-scuffle' around DRM has pledged to be more open in its actions in thefuture. SunComm's MediaMax software was bundled on many popular Sony BMG musicCDs, including Kasabian and...

DVD Camps Agree Anti-Piracy Standard

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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that it has selected the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) as its protection scheme for next generation DVD media. The anti-piracy measures include a watermarking and digital...

Microsoft Expands Windows Anti-Piracy Program

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When it launched its "Windows Genuine Advantage" pilot program in September, Microsoft Corp. was hoping 20,000 customers would opt into the voluntary program, via which Microsoft checks whether customers are running counterfeit copies of Windows....

Computers seized in anti-piracy sweep

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Investigators seized 200 computers across the globe to break up online piracy networks that distribute copyrighted music, movies and software, the Justice Department said Thursday. The sweep, carried out in 27 U.S....

HP printers have anti-piracy measures built in?

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After the disclosure that Adobe's latest and greatest has measures built in to prevent currency copying, it would appear that other companies also have this. With a bit of prodding, M Smith found that HP...

Adobe Tests Anti-Piracy Technique

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Adobe Systems Inc. has begun testing online activation of its Photoshop 7.0 application in Australia as a way of stemming the illegal use of its software. If the pilot is successful, and so far it...

New anti-piracy checks on Terminator 2 DVD

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A recent reissue of the blockbuster Terminator 2 contains a DVD-ROM version of the movie with a new anti-piracy technique: 5-day viewing licenses issued over the Internet. The new digital rights management...

Morpheus' new Anti-Piracy move

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Morpheus MusicCity, a service that allows users to trade copyrighted songs and films, has quietly added an anti-piracy feature to its site, its first move to protect some artists from unlawful downloads of their music....

BMG Will Replace Its First Anti-Piracy CD.

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Spotted this over at CD Freaks. BMG will replace its anti-piracy cd of Natie Imbruglia's new album White Lilles Island with a non-anti-piracy copy after recieving a lot of angry feedback from its...

Universal; full steam ahead with anti-piracy CD's

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Universal plans to start issuing CDs in October with software that prevents music from being digitally copied into computer files. Edgar Bronfman, Vivendi (Universal) vice chairman says, who's artists include U2, Eminem...

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