MPAA sues website linking to pirated movies

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has sued Pullmylink.com, a website featuring links to free - and allegedly pirated - movies and TV shows, claiming the site promotes and profits from copyright infringement. The...

Trade group lists top 10 pirated software

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The Software & Information Industry Association released its annual Anti-Piracy year in review this week, noting that it reached its largest piracy settlement yet in a case against Florida Benchmark – which was found using...

aXXo's Pirated Movies Used to Promote the iMac

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The DVD ripper aXXo is without a doubt one of the most popular DVD-rippers. Even though he hasn't been active since November 2007, his rips are still widely used, even by commercial outlets such as...

Microsoft files 52 suits over pirated software

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Microsoft is ramping up its fight against counterfeit software, this time targeting people alleged to have sold pirated versions of its programs on online marketplaces. The company said late yesterday that it has filed lawsuits...

U.S. man gets jailed for selling pirated software

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36-year old Courtney Smith from Anderson, Indiana, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Barker to 27 months in prison for selling more than $700,000 worth of counterfeit computer software on eBay.com. Smith...

5 Million Pirated Discs in Asia-Pacific Sting

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Operation Trident consisted of 1,874 raids which resulted in the seizing of nearly 5 million pirated discs and the arrest of 870 people during a two-month anti-piracy operation. The large-scale operation targeted pirate production facilities,...

Half of Pirated Vista is Malware

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According to security vendor DriveSentry, about half of downloads claiming to be free versions of Microsoft Windows Vista are in fact malicious Trojan horses. With Vista's consumer launch just days away, discussion boards and peer-to-peer...

First Pirated HD DVD Movie Hits BitTorrent

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Pirates decided that the copy protection scheme for HD DVD was worth a shot. The result? The movie is entitled Serenity and was made available as a .EVO file which is playable on most DVD...

Microsoft Sues U.S. Stores Over Pirated Software

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Microsoft Corp. sued four small software retailers in California and Virginia on Wednesday for selling pirated software. Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, said it had received complaints from consumers and businesses who had purchased...

$1 Amnesty for Pirated Software

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Microsoft has reached a deal with Indonesia over the tens of thousands of pirated versions of Windows programs used in government departments. Ministers said Microsoft had agreed an amnesty under which a...

Pirated Windows Fixes Cut

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Microsoft is to crack down on users running pirated versions of its operating system. While the company will still allow users to download security fixes, their options will be limited in the future. There are...

Doom 3 pirated en masse prerelease

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The BBC reports that thousands of illegal copies of the game are downloaded the weekend before the PC shooter finally hits stores. Just days before the game was set to hit US...

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