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...

Apple says jailbreaking is illegal

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Apple has for the first time gone on record to say that jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch is copyright infringement. Every three years the US copyright office holds a rulemaking session with...

90% of music downloads illegal

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The music industry has said that while it has started making money from music downloading, more than 90 percent of downloaded music is illegal. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, said record...

Judge Rules Internet Spying Illegal

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In a case brought against the Department of Justice by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Security Archive and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Judge Victor Marrero, of the District of Columbia, has determined...

Federal Judge: Cablevision's "networked DVR" Illegal

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A year ago, Cablevision envisioned the idea of a remote-storage DVR which would store programming on servers at the cable company rather than on set-top boxes. Cablevision records everything ever aired, then makes available to...

RIAA Pressures Students To Stop Illegal Downloads

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Thanks to johnathonm for his submission to the front page. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said it sent 400 letters to 13 U.S. universities advising of potential copyright infringement lawsuits against students who...

Britons Warned Over Illegal MP3 Site

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Users of bargain music download website AllOfMP3.com have been warned that they are breaking the law. The Russian-based music downloading site has gained massive popularity in the UK, offering albums for as little as...

RIAA: Trading CDs is Illegal

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Lala.com — a new website that helps song lovers trade entire compact discs for less than the cost of a single iTunes video download — is either the music industry's salvation or yet another nail...

Starforce Linking to Illegal Torrents?

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As most of us here at Neowin are aware, Stardock published their highly anticipated, turn-based strategy game "Galactic Civilizations 2" last week to rave reviews from most of the major gaming sites. Stardock decided not...

Now Cantenna's Are Illegal Too?

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Is it really so much to ask to have people who are making and enforcing laws concerning technology actually understand the technology they're dealing with? Following the series of recent arrests of people for using...

UK Leads Illegal TV Downloads Market

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More and more Brits are turning to the web to download their favourite TV shows, research has revealed. A report found the country was at the head of a "worldwide explosion in internet TV piracy"....

Hollywood lawsuits to target illegal file sharing

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The trade group that represents Hollywood's major motion picture studios is expected to announce Thursday that it intends to file as many as 230 lawsuits in coming weeks against individuals who have illegally shared copyrighted...

Google declared 99 cents GMail invitations illegal

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Google has updated Gmail's Terms of Service on Monday, prohibiting users from engaging in commercial activities with their Gmail invitations. Apparently, Google is not very happy with all the Gmail invitations that were being sold accross...

Judge: DVD-copying software is illegal

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After eight months of deliberation, a San Francisco federal judge has ruled that software company 321 Studios' popular DVD-copying products are illegal. In a ruling released Friday, Judge Susan Illston granted Hollywood...

Hacking by subpoena ruled illegal

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Issuing an egregiously overbroad subpoena for stored e-mail qualifies as a computer intrusion in violation of anti-hacking laws, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, deciding a case in which a litigant in a civil matter...

Modchips now illegal in Australia

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The Federal Court has overturned a decision it made last year legalising the use of modification chips in Sony PlayStation game consoles. A year ago Federal Court Judge Justice Ronald Sackville ruled that...

Senator: Trash illegal downloaders' PCs

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Thanks to MxxCon for bringing this up in our BPN Section. :) Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time,...

UK sees illegal CD boom

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Pirating is up by 50 per cent, says BPI The number of illegal CDs in the UK has increased by almost 50 per cent, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). ...

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