Pirating Windows? No free Security Essentials for you!

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Microsoft has confirmed via its Genuine Windows Blog that only those Windows users running genuine, validated copies will be able to download and install the new Microsoft Security Essentials software. The Director of Microsoft's Genuine...

Net firms in music pirates deal

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Six of the UK's biggest net providers have agreed a plan with the music industry to tackle piracy online. The deal, negotiated by the government, will see hundreds of thousands of letters sent...

The Pirates Can't Be Stopped

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This teenager hacked into the outfit charged with protecting companies like Sony, Universal, and Activision from online piracy—the most daring exploit yet in the escalating war between fans and corporate giants. Guess which side is...

Pirates Online Launched to Public

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Pirates of the Caribbean Online has been released to the public from the beta stage. Set sail on the vast blue waters of the Caribbean in search of adventure, fortune, and fame in the...

Microsoft targets more software pirates

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Microsoft on Monday said that it is taking action against groups that sold copies of Windows and Office discounted for academic use to regular users. The Redmond, Wash., software maker has filed nine lawsuits and...

Google Accused of Helping Pirates

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Brandon Drury and Luke Sample, the owners of EasyDownloadCenter.com and TheDownloadPlace.com, are currently being sued by several Hollywood studios. How does Google fit in? The two men said in sworn statements that Google received $809,000...

Pirates quick to offer Vista

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AS MICROSOFT kicked off the global launch of its long-awaited Windows Vista, the software giant's new operating system also hit the streets of China - in pirated form. In an electronic market in the southern...

Microsoft to Lock Pirates Out of Vista

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Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to clamp down hard on piraters of its next-generation operating systems, crippling both Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" if users fail to activate their copies within 30 days....

Microsoft and eBay Hook up to Catch Pirates

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Microsoft and eBay are working together tostop the sale of pirated software on the online auction site. The companies said in a statement that over 21,000 suspect software saleswere removed from the eBayUK site between...

Apple Challenged by Linux and Pirates

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A recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing has revealed that Apple now considers Linux a potential market challenger. Apple's K-10 form – a review of its past financial year for the SEC – reveals...

US P2P Pirates Convicted

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Two men have been convicted for piracy over peer-to-peer networks in the first case of its kind in the US. The pair, William Trowbridge from New York and Michael Chicoine of Texas, were running central...

Microsoft Starts Locking Out Pirates

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The Inquirer is reporting that Microsoft have begun cracking down on pirate copies of Windows. The action comes as part of Microsoft's Genuine Advantage program, launched recently. The program asked users to validate their computer...

Pirates Of The Burning Sea Interview

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MMORPG.IT: A few months have passed since our last interview: how is the project going? Are there any major changes? FLS: There are a number of big changes that have happened. We...

Sid Meier's Pirates Preview

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"You won't believe this" says Marc Hudgins, one of the designers that work on the remake of Sid Meier's Pirates!, "But in 13 years of my work in the industry this is the best and...

BF 1942: Battlefield Pirates v0.3 Beta

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A new version of Battlefield Pirates is now available for download, bringing this Battlefield 1942 mod to v0.3 Beta. Please be aware that this mod is probably a little different than what you're used to....

Microsoft takes Windows Update away from the pirates

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Much rejoice there were when Microsoft's Barry Goffe announced that everyone (including the so-called "thief's") would be able to install Windows XP Service Pack 2. A few days later, A Microsoft spoke person said otherwise...

New Software Aims To Fight Pirates of the P2P

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A University of Tulsa (UT) research team has patented software designed to prevent illegal downloading of music over the Internet. The new software sends illegal downloaders on a wild goose chase in a P2P pond...

Microsoft bars Windows pirates

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Many people using pirated copies of Windows XP will get no help from Microsoft to make their PC safer. The software giant has decided that a forthcoming update to XP will not...

Sid Meier's Pirates Details Revealed

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Sid Meier's Pirates! is among the most popular and loved titles in gaming history. Originally released in 1987, Pirates! received unprecedented critical acclaim for crossing multiple game genres to offer unique, unrivaled gameplay options. Pirates!...

A Wireless iPod Can Torpedo the Pirates

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Riddle me this: What would you get if you crossed a BlackBerry with an iPod? The answer: The future of the music business. Let me explain. Imagine, if you will, an iPod as a wireless...

Hollywood alters movies to foil camcorder pirates

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Hollywood sends enforcers with night-vision goggles into movie theaters and puts metal detectors outside advance screening rooms, but still the industry can't stop pirates from recording films and selling illegal copies before their theatrical debuts....

Pirates Fight Back

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Recently several bogus mp3 files meant to resemble the file attributes of songs from Madonna's new album "American Life" were flooded onto Peer2Peer networks for music pirates to download. When Madonna's fans went to listen...

Online music pirates dodge capture

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Internet service providers determined to clamp down on file-sharing are fighting a losing battle, say analysts. Increasingly peer-to-peer (P2P) software, which allows surfers to share music and video files, is dodging...

"Potter" pirates fail to copy film to Net

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File swappers have apparently tried and failed to use their technical wizardry to copy a pirated version of Warner Bros.' newest "Harry Potter" movie to the Internet before its Friday theatrical release. ...

Wi-Fi users warned of pirates

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AT&T Broadband is warning customers to secure their Wi-Fi networks after an unusual case in which a subscriber played an unwitting role in dispatching a pirated movie over the Internet, the company's spokeswoman said. ...

Bad News for SonicView Pirates

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ReplayTV 4500: No Hacking, or Else - what eh? come on then... well - its seems theyll lock you out of your investment - a big downer! Heres what slashdot had to say... ...

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