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Hacker Gary Bowser from the infamous Team-Xecuter Nintendo piracy group has been released early from prison. However, he will likely be paying off fines to Nintendo for the rest of his life.
Our latest edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about Microsoft handing out free USBs to Insiders, the integration of AI in even more Redmond products, and pirated Windows (!).
A user on Twitter with the handle @TCNOco claims that Microsoft support activated their Windows 10 copy with an unofficial (pirated) script after a failed attempt to use a legitimate key.
A programmer has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI for their GitHub Copilot tool, alleging that it basically allows Microsoft to profit off of the work of others, without consent.
Piracy protection giant Denuvo says PC pirates are opting to emulate Nintendo Switch versions of games when PC versions have tough protections on them, and is now offering an anti-piracy solution.
The Denuvo digital rights management software is getting an upgrade, with maker Irdeto now offering a solution that prevents PC game owners from acquiring DLC content from stores without paying.
UK ISPs have ceased sending educational copyright infringement notices. The campaign started just over two years ago but now the focus will shift to advertising and social media campaigns.
A proposed amendment to India's Cinematograph Act suggests that camcorder pirates in India should face up to three years in prison and pay fines up to $14,000 if they distribute copyrighted content.
In less than a week, the revised secure boot process included in System Update 6.2.0 to thwart piracy and homebrew software leveraging a hardware flaw, previously thought immutable, has been cracked.
Nintendo has settled for $12 million in a lawsuit that it filed against a married couple who were operating ROM sites. The accused have also signed off the websites, games, and emulators to Nintendo.
Google has released its 2018 'How Google Fights Piracy' report for all to read. The firm explained the measures it has taken to stop copyrighted material being illegally shared on its platforms.
It appears that Google may be fined for not following Russia's site-blocking rule, which forces ISPs and search engines to connect to a database of blocked sites before displaying search results.
Reddit has started banning several communities which exist for the sole purpose of promoting pirated content. Multiple subreddits which posted links to movies and TV shows have been closed for good.
Following weeks of legal actions from Nintendo to suppress piracy of its older games, the 18-year old retro game provider EmuParadise has removed all video game ROMs from its website.
A system update released for the Nintendo 3DS brings a similar anti-piracy system to what the company implemented on its Switch hybrid console last month, possibly banning users from going online.
Reports have surfaced stating that Nintendo might be preventing game cards used for pirating games from going online, thanks to unique identification numbers assigned to each game card.
Sony has been working preemptively to combat World Cup piracy online. The firm, which holds the rights to the event in some Asian countries, told streaming sites not to stream the event, or else.
With the release of Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection, the video game piracy group claims to have trumped the five layers of DRM protection included with content published via the UWP platform.
Google and Getty Images have signed an agreement to address copyright infringement issues involving Google Images; removing the 'View image' button that displays high-resolution photos.
A UK court has handed down a suspended sentence to a man who sold Android TV boxes which allowed people to access copyrighted material, including films and live sports, as a warning to others.
Within 24 hours of the release of the new Middle Earth: Shadow of War by Monolith Productions, the game's Denuvo DRM technology has been cracked, making it possible to pirate the game.
Star Trek: Discovery, the latest TV spinoff of the popular sci-fi franchise, was launched as an exclusive for CBS' streaming service. The result has been the show being pirated in record numbers.
After initially commissioning a research firm to evaluate the impact of piracy on the sales of copyrighted material and paying around half a million for it, the EU chose to suppress their findings.
The Recording Industry Association of America has settled with YouTube-mp3.org, after it sued the online service on behalf of labels last year. Its operators have agreed to shut down the website.
Facebook has acquired Source3 in a bid to tackle piracy on its website. The acquisition shows that Facebook has still to resolve its piracy issues. Not many other details about the purchase are known.
According to the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), a British magazine is directing readers to stream pirated content through the increasingly popular media-center application, Kodi.
The Federation Against Copyright Theft recently said that it may begin focusing on people who install Kodi add-ons that are used for pirating content, rather than just developers and distributors.
Sci-Hub founder, Alexandra Elbakyan, has been ordered to cough up $15 million in damages to the publisher, Elsevier. Elbakyan has said that the fine won't be paid and that the site will continue.
The hacking entity, TheDarkOverlord, has leaked its second TV series. This time it was ABC's Steve Harvey's Funderdome episodes 1-8. In April, it leaked season five of Orange is the New Black.
Facebook has introduced a new clause on its Commerce Policy which bans the sale of piracy-enabling devices on its website. The move tightens the means users can acquire pre-configured devices.
ExtraTorrent, the world's second largest peer-to-peer torrent index site, has been permanently shut down. How much of a role the site's legal troubles had in this development remains to be seen.
Hackers have apparently obtained a copy of the upcoming fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and are demanding a ransom from Disney with the threat of releasing it online.
In a decision that's bound to have repercussions throughout the Union, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the sale of media boxes pre-configured for piracy is now illegal.
In a blog post, the developers behind the popular Kodi media center application defended the prospect of using DRM in their app, without actually committing to the decision to do so.
The extent to which piracy is impacting sales of premium TV content in the UK has been revealed by a YouGov study. It shows that five million people are illegally streaming, and more are planning to.
The team behind the Kodi media player are becoming increasingly frustrated with the growing use of its app for piracy. To help combat this, it's considering adding support for DRM.
Derbyshire's trading standards body has stated that consuming pirated content via streaming websites is not currently illegal. It reiterated that selling Kodi with piracy add-ons is illegal.
All the major ISPs have now begun issuing educational alerts to suspected pirates. Sky has gone a little further and is asking suspected infringers to remove piracy-enabling software.
British ISPs will begin sending out education alerts in the coming weeks to subscribers whose connections have been used for infringing on copyright content. It's supported by four major ISPs.