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7 million 'criminal' downloaders in UK

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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...

MPAA Admits Mistake on Downloading Study

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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...

PS3 1.60 Firmware to Add Background Downloading

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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...

Italian Court: Downloading OK if not for Profit

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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?...

George Lucas Sees Movie Downloading as the Future

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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,...

Pepsi ads wink at music downloading

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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...

Downloading a whole CD in 13 seconds! WOW!

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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...

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