Neowin News Feed for: Mpaa https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/mpaa/ Neowin News Feed for: Mpaa en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Official Popcorn Time fork revived after five month hiatus https://www.neowin.net/news/official-popcorn-time-fork-revived-after-five-month-hiatus/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/04/screen_shot_2015-04-08_at_2.42.52_pm_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Notorious piracy app Popcorn Time has come back from the dead. The team behind the revival will not be actively developing it but will focus on bug fixes and making sure everything runs smoothly. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/official-popcorn-time-fork-revived-after-five-month-hiatus">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:28:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/official-popcorn-time-fork-revived-after-five-month-hiatus File sharing host Rapidshare to close March 31, users asked to backup data https://www.neowin.net/news/file-sharing-host-rapidshare-to-close-march-31-users-asked-to-backup-data/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/02/rapidshare_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Yet another file sharing website will soon be lost to history, and again for undisclosed reasons. The site is now displaying a message on its homepage asking users to backup their data, or lose it. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/file-sharing-host-rapidshare-to-close-march-31-users-asked-to-backup-data">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:54:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/file-sharing-host-rapidshare-to-close-march-31-users-asked-to-backup-data Music streaming eradicates piracy in Norway https://www.neowin.net/news/music-streaming-eradicates-piracy-in-norway/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/11/spotify_hero_app_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/music-streaming-eradicates-piracy-in-norway">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:58:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/music-streaming-eradicates-piracy-in-norway MPAA got cold feet over the introduction of a notice-based scheme for pirates in the UK https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-got-cold-feet-over-the-introduction-of-a-notice-based-scheme-for-pirates-in-the-uk/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/1_piracy_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Leaked emails have revealed that MPAA got cold feet just three months out from the introduction of a government scheme to send movie pirates in the UK a warning via their ISP when they steal content. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-got-cold-feet-over-the-introduction-of-a-notice-based-scheme-for-pirates-in-the-uk">Read more...</a> jerry.grey@neowin.net (Jerry Grey) Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-got-cold-feet-over-the-introduction-of-a-notice-based-scheme-for-pirates-in-the-uk Sony embarrassed by ads placed on "rogue" sites https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-embarrassed-by-ads-placed-on-rogue-sites/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/shutterstock_162352790_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Sony has attempted to step up the fight against pirate sites this year but has been caught unwittingly funding these very sites according to analysis by the MPAA. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-embarrassed-by-ads-placed-on-rogue-sites">Read more...</a> boyd.chan@neowin.net (Boyd Chan) Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:12:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-embarrassed-by-ads-placed-on-rogue-sites Sony email leak has uncovered the truth behind MPAA and Hotfile dispute https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-email-leak-has-uncovered-the-truth-behind-mpaa-and-hotfile-dispute/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/piracy-4-1200-80_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>The recent leak of Sony information by a group called GOP may have opened Pandora&#039;s box. An email conversation from the leak shows something interesting about the settlement between MPAA and Hotfile. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-email-leak-has-uncovered-the-truth-behind-mpaa-and-hotfile-dispute">Read more...</a> nanoguy@outlook.com (Adrian Potoroaca) Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-email-leak-has-uncovered-the-truth-behind-mpaa-and-hotfile-dispute Mississippi Attorney General calls timeout in a battle with Google, after it files a lawsuit https://www.neowin.net/news/mississippi-attorney-general-calls-timeout-in-a-battle-with-google-after-it-files-a-lawsuit/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/08/screen_shot_2014-08-24_at_1.41.50_pm_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Mississippi Attorney General has called for a timeout after Google filed a lawsuit against him and accused him of doing MPAA&#039;s dirty work. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mississippi-attorney-general-calls-timeout-in-a-battle-with-google-after-it-files-a-lawsuit">Read more...</a> jerry.grey@neowin.net (Jerry Grey) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:42:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mississippi-attorney-general-calls-timeout-in-a-battle-with-google-after-it-files-a-lawsuit Google deeply concerned about MPAA's DNS filtering plans https://www.neowin.net/news/google-deeply-concerned-about-mpaas-dns-filtering-plans/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/shutterstock_192086165_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google said it is deeply concerned about MPAA&#039;s plans to force DNS providers and ISPs to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay using existing laws. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/google-deeply-concerned-about-mpaas-dns-filtering-plans">Read more...</a> jerry.grey@neowin.net (Jerry Grey) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/google-deeply-concerned-about-mpaas-dns-filtering-plans MPAA wants DNS filtering even if it breaks the Internet https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-wants-dns-filtering-even-if-it-breaks-the-internet/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/mpaa_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>In an attempt to stop piracy, MPAA is currently considering using DNS providers to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay, and would use existing laws to enforce it. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-wants-dns-filtering-even-if-it-breaks-the-internet">Read more...</a> jerry.grey@neowin.net (Jerry Grey) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:36:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-wants-dns-filtering-even-if-it-breaks-the-internet Project Goliath: the MPAA and movie studios' plan to combat Google https://www.neowin.net/news/project-goliath-the-mpaa-and-movie-studios-plan-to-combat-google/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/3d2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Emails have emerged as a result of the recent Sony hack that reveal that Sony, along with the MPAA and other movie studios, made a plan, known as Project Goliath, to attack Google. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/project-goliath-the-mpaa-and-movie-studios-plan-to-combat-google">Read more...</a> AlecRobertson13@gmail.com (Alec Robertson) Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:18:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/project-goliath-the-mpaa-and-movie-studios-plan-to-combat-google Creator of world's largest torrent client signs anti-piracy deal with MPAA https://www.neowin.net/news/creator-of-worlds-largest-torrent-client-signs-anti-piracy-deal-with-mpaa/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The creator of the world&#039;s largest torrent client has agreed a deal with the MPAA to combat piracy, which will see the company&#039;s video-on-demand service protected by a content recognition system. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/creator-of-worlds-largest-torrent-client-signs-anti-piracy-deal-with-mpaa">Read more...</a> daniel-hull@outlook.com (Daniel Hull) Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:22:18 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/creator-of-worlds-largest-torrent-client-signs-anti-piracy-deal-with-mpaa Megaupload asks for freeze on RIAA and MPAA civil suits https://www.neowin.net/news/megaupload-asks-for-freeze-on-riaa-and-mpaa-civil-suits/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/262836215me.ga.png" alt="" /></div>Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, and others request stays on civil suits pursued by the music and movie industries to prevent their 5th amendment rights being violated in the ongoing criminal cases. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/megaupload-asks-for-freeze-on-riaa-and-mpaa-civil-suits">Read more...</a> jake.schenberg@neowin.net (Jake Schenberg) Tue, 13 May 2014 07:02:54 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/megaupload-asks-for-freeze-on-riaa-and-mpaa-civil-suits Hotfile.com settles with MPAA for $80 million but closes anyway https://www.neowin.net/news/hotfilecom-settles-with-mpaa-for-80-million-but-closes-anyway/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>Hotfile.com who have been in a legal battle with the MPAA since 2011, had reached a settlement with the organization which included certain conditions to continue operating has closed anyway. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/hotfilecom-settles-with-mpaa-for-80-million-but-closes-anyway">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:33:38 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hotfilecom-settles-with-mpaa-for-80-million-but-closes-anyway Hotfile to shutdown, pay $80 million to settle MPAA lawsuit https://www.neowin.net/news/hotfile-to-shutdown-pay-80-million-to-settle-mpaa-lawsuit/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/2_shutterstock_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Popular cloud-based file sharing website, Hotfile, has been ordered to pay about $80 million and shutdown to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Motion Picture Association of America. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/hotfile-to-shutdown-pay-80-million-to-settle-mpaa-lawsuit">Read more...</a> shreyas.gandhe@neowin.net (Shreyas Gandhe) Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:14:33 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hotfile-to-shutdown-pay-80-million-to-settle-mpaa-lawsuit MegaUpload shutdown bad for the Box Office business? https://www.neowin.net/news/megaupload-shutdown-bad-for-the-box-office-business/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new research digs deep into the box office revenues highlighting some interesting finds: blockbuster films improved their performance, while smaller products were hurt. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/megaupload-shutdown-bad-for-the-box-office-business">Read more...</a> king.of.gng@gmail.com (Alfonso Maruccia) Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:19:31 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/megaupload-shutdown-bad-for-the-box-office-business MPAA: Hotfile is the 'most blatant inducer of copyright infringement' https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-hotfile-is-the-most-blatant-inducer-of-copyright-infringement/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America has deemed file-sharing hub Hotfile the &quot;most blatant inducer of copyright infringement&quot; during legal proceedings, beating even Megaupload and torrent sites. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-hotfile-is-the-most-blatant-inducer-of-copyright-infringement">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:53:30 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-hotfile-is-the-most-blatant-inducer-of-copyright-infringement Filesonic goes offline with no explanation provided https://www.neowin.net/news/filesonic-goes-offline-with-no-explanation-provided/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/filesonic-goes-offline-with-no-explanation-provided">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:48:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/filesonic-goes-offline-with-no-explanation-provided MPAA denies claims of Biden's involvement in MegaUpload case https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-denies-claims-of-bidens-involvement-in-megaupload-case/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America has denied the claims of MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom that US Vice President Joe Biden ordered the raid on the file sharing website. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-denies-claims-of-bidens-involvement-in-megaupload-case">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:58:54 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-denies-claims-of-bidens-involvement-in-megaupload-case Courtroom notes paint damning tale about MPAA prosecution https://www.neowin.net/news/courtroom-notes-paint-damning-tale-about-mpaa-prosecution/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>Information from the trial of Anton Vickerman, the owner of SurftheChannel, suggests that the MPAA&#039;s methods were totally corrupted, forcing the jury to believe his guilt from the onset. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/courtroom-notes-paint-damning-tale-about-mpaa-prosecution">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Sat, 30 Jun 2012 00:17:26 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/courtroom-notes-paint-damning-tale-about-mpaa-prosecution MPAA okay with restoring legal Megaupload files https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-okay-with-restoring-legal-megaupload-files/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>After originally opposing the return of any files to users of Megaupload, the servers of which are currently locked down, the MPAA has apparently reversed its stance - but with a caveat. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-okay-with-restoring-legal-megaupload-files">Read more...</a> nathantsui@gmail.com (Nathan Tsui) Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:35:09 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-okay-with-restoring-legal-megaupload-files 92-year-old WW2 vet pirates thousands of movies for troops https://www.neowin.net/news/92-year-old-ww2-vet-pirates-thousands-of-movies-for-troops/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A 92-year-old World War II veteran from Long Island has mailed more than an estimated 300,000 bootleg DVDs over the course of eight years to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/92-year-old-ww2-vet-pirates-thousands-of-movies-for-troops">Read more...</a> nathantsui@gmail.com (Nathan Tsui) Sat, 28 Apr 2012 03:05:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/92-year-old-ww2-vet-pirates-thousands-of-movies-for-troops Editorial: SOPA and the free internet's battle to the death https://www.neowin.net/news/editorial-sopa-and-the-free-internets-battle-to-the-death/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/no%20sopa_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>After all the outrage they caused, the MPAA is still trying to force SOPA-like legislation into law? It&#039;s finally clear: this is a battle to death between the free internet and big media. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/editorial-sopa-and-the-free-internets-battle-to-the-death">Read more...</a> tyler@neowin.net (Tyler Holman) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:52:23 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/editorial-sopa-and-the-free-internets-battle-to-the-death Former MPAA vice president turns against SOPA https://www.neowin.net/news/former-mpaa-vice-president-turns-against-sopa/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>A former vice-president at the Motion Picture Association of America has turned against the group and the Stop Online Piracy Act they were so keen to push through to the greater internet masses. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/former-mpaa-vice-president-turns-against-sopa">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Sat, 07 Apr 2012 20:38:26 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/former-mpaa-vice-president-turns-against-sopa MPAA head still hoping for some agreement on SOPA https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-head-still-hoping-for-some-agreement-on-sopa/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Christopher Dodd, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a new interview he is &quot;confident&quot; there are conversations between the tech and entertainment industry about SOPA. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-head-still-hoping-for-some-agreement-on-sopa">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:28:20 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-head-still-hoping-for-some-agreement-on-sopa MPAA doesn't want MegaUpload to get its servers back https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-doesnt-want-megaupload-to-get-its-servers-back/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America told a federal court that it opposes allowing MegaUpload to buy back its servers, and that it also opposes allowing former users to access their files. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-doesnt-want-megaupload-to-get-its-servers-back">Read more...</a> nathantsui@gmail.com (Nathan Tsui) Tue, 03 Apr 2012 05:12:32 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-doesnt-want-megaupload-to-get-its-servers-back Hollywood movie studios target more file sharing sites https://www.neowin.net/news/hollywood-movie-studios-target-more-file-sharing-sites/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>In the wake of MegaUpload&#039;s shut down earlier this year, a Hollywood film studio exec has named five other file sharing websites that could also receive the same treatment. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/hollywood-movie-studios-target-more-file-sharing-sites">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:29:49 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hollywood-movie-studios-target-more-file-sharing-sites The bizarre science of copyright math https://www.neowin.net/news/the-bizarre-science-of-copyright-math/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/jobs_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Listen.com co-founder Rob Reid takes a look at the entertainment industry&#039;s bizarre claims about the economic damage of piracy. Who knew your iPod contained $8 billion worth of stolen content? <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-bizarre-science-of-copyright-math">Read more...</a> tyler@neowin.net (Tyler Holman) Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:05:49 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-bizarre-science-of-copyright-math MPAA slams SOPA Wednesday protests https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-slams-sopa-wednesday-protests/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has issued a statement slamming the upcoming &quot;blackout&quot; protests of the Stop Online Piracy Act that are scheduled for Wednesday. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-slams-sopa-wednesday-protests">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:11:20 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-slams-sopa-wednesday-protests MPAA wins case forcing BT to block Usenet index https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-wins-case-forcing-bt-to-block-usenet-index/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>The MPAA won a court case forcing BT to block access to Newzbin. The company now has 14 days to comply and must ensure access is blocked, even if Newzbin changes addresses. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-wins-case-forcing-bt-to-block-usenet-index">Read more...</a> chris.white@neowin.net (Christopher White) Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:03:41 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-wins-case-forcing-bt-to-block-usenet-index US Senate bill could make illegal video streaming a felony https://www.neowin.net/news/us-senate-bill-could-make-illegal-video-streaming-a-felony/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/183630882g.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you are streaming what you know to be a pirated movie or TV episode via the Internet on your laptop, PC or even your cell phone, you might be committing a felony if a... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/us-senate-bill-could-make-illegal-video-streaming-a-felony">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:18:10 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/us-senate-bill-could-make-illegal-video-streaming-a-felony RIAA sponsored web theft bill passed in Tennessee https://www.neowin.net/news/riaa-sponsored-web-theft-bill-passed-in-tennessee/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1804984824musi.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you live in Tennessee and share your login credentials for Netflix, watch out. The Associated Press is reporting that State lawmakers in the home to country music have passed a bill that would make... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/riaa-sponsored-web-theft-bill-passed-in-tennessee">Read more...</a> brian@vospect.com (Brian Henry) Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:26:40 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/riaa-sponsored-web-theft-bill-passed-in-tennessee Mozilla defies Department of Homeland Security's request to pull extension https://www.neowin.net/news/mozilla-defies-department-of-homeland-securitys-request-to-pull-extension/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/357715223.png" alt="" /></div>In the last year, the United States government has seized approximately 120 domains suspected of harbouring piracy activities. Who requested the takedowns? The media industries of the United States of course - the RIAA and... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mozilla-defies-department-of-homeland-securitys-request-to-pull-extension">Read more...</a> denis.wong@neowin.net (Denis Wong) Fri, 06 May 2011 07:54:04 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mozilla-defies-department-of-homeland-securitys-request-to-pull-extension MPAA threatens to cut off Google HQ https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-threatens-to-cut-off-google-hq/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>For years, the MPAA has been sending notifications to users who illegally download their movies via the Internet. The general course of action is to hire a company to track down users who infringe on... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-threatens-to-cut-off-google-hq">Read more...</a> chris.white@neowin.net (Christopher White) Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:10:25 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-threatens-to-cut-off-google-hq LimeWire resurrected by Secret Dev Team https://www.neowin.net/news/limewire-resurrected-by-secret-dev-team/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1630275105lw.png" alt="" /></div>Last month, LimeWire was forced to shut down after a court order injunction against the P2P file-sharing software company. When LimeWire was shut down on October 26, 2010, it left hundreds of thousands of users... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/limewire-resurrected-by-secret-dev-team">Read more...</a> andrew.lyle@neowin.net (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:30:00 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/limewire-resurrected-by-secret-dev-team FBI looks into Anon and DDoS https://www.neowin.net/news/fbi-looks-into-anon-and-ddos/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/73621772fb.png" alt="" /></div>Two months ago we reported on the internet group &quot;Anon&quot; or &quot;Anonymous&quot; DDoSing the websites of the RIAA and MPAA in response to actions taken by the anti-piracy companies against pirates. Later, personal views were... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/fbi-looks-into-anon-and-ddos">Read more...</a> Capt@inameri.ca (Alan Cone) Wed, 10 Nov 2010 01:05:56 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/fbi-looks-into-anon-and-ddos Learning from 4chan's vendetta https://www.neowin.net/news/learning-from-4chans-vendetta/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/anontoppromo_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Last weekend you may have heard that notorious message board 4chan got together once again under the name &quot;Anonymous&quot; and DDoS'd the websites of the RIAA and MPAA. This was in response to a claimed... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/learning-from-4chans-vendetta">Read more...</a> Capt@inameri.ca (Alan Cone) Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:41:52 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/learning-from-4chans-vendetta MPAA, RIAA websites fall victim to 4chan-coordinated DDoS attack https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-riaa-websites-fall-victim-to-4chan-coordinated-ddos-attack/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Bay has been taking a beating lately. After being forced to move through multiple hosting solutions and surviving harsh international copyright law litigation, the pirates could use some good news for once. That... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-riaa-websites-fall-victim-to-4chan-coordinated-ddos-attack">Read more...</a> tzvi.friedman@neowin.net (Tzvi Friedman) Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:43:41 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mpaa-riaa-websites-fall-victim-to-4chan-coordinated-ddos-attack Chairman of the MPAA to be thrown out of office https://www.neowin.net/news/chairman-of-the-mpaa-to-be-thrown-out-of-office/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>It's fairly common knowledge that the MPAA isn't the most popular organization in the world. The current chairman, Dan Glickman, is being removed from office in 18 months time. Why? Because of a lacking performance,... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/chairman-of-the-mpaa-to-be-thrown-out-of-office">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Fri, 03 Apr 2009 03:54:37 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/chairman-of-the-mpaa-to-be-thrown-out-of-office Oscar movie pirates battle the MPAA once again in 2009 https://www.neowin.net/news/oscar-movie-pirates-battle-the-mpaa-once-again-in-2009/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/oscarslogo.JPG" alt="" /></div>With the nominations of the Oscars named just a few days ago I wondered how many of the movies nominated have actually been seen by people at home rather then the cinema in the form... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/oscar-movie-pirates-battle-the-mpaa-once-again-in-2009">Read more...</a> damien@neowin.net (Damien Reynolds) Sat, 24 Jan 2009 00:44:27 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/oscar-movie-pirates-battle-the-mpaa-once-again-in-2009 TorrentSpy must pay $110 million to MPAA https://www.neowin.net/news/torrentspy-must-pay-036110-million-to-mpaa/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A clear message to all torrent websites hosted on the US soil was sent all over the world today: A federal judge is hitting the shuttered TorrentSpy service with a $111 million penalty for facilitating... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/torrentspy-must-pay-036110-million-to-mpaa">Read more...</a> () Thu, 08 May 2008 11:37:40 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/torrentspy-must-pay-036110-million-to-mpaa