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LitRes sells legal e-books in Russia. It was founded in 2006 to combat the rampant piracy in the e-book market and capitalize on the governments anti-piracy crackdown.
Kim Dotcom, the founder of now defunct cloud storage/streaming service Megaupload, announced today that he’s suing the New Zealand government for illegally spying on him and raiding his home in 2012.
Internet companies have repeatedly criticized the antipiracy law, believing that it will block bona fide sites.
“Sync skips the cloud to deliver files faster and safer,” BitTorrent says.
“I actually hate being called an entrepreneur,” fugitive Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde said via a Skype video call at the Media Evolution event in Sweden yesterday.
TorrentFreak (a publication that covers Pirate Bay, MegaUpload, media copyright, and other issues surrounding P2P file sharing) is being taken to task by Comcast. The reason: TorrentFreak sourced and published public court documents.
As a 10-year anniversary present to its users, the Pirate Bay team created the Pirate Browser to get around censorship measures and virtual blockades around the globe.
One community writer argues that Microsoft made much smarter choices with the Xbox One than people might realize.
Two major movie studios are finally opening up their business models to allow people to “buy a ticket” at home when new movies are still in theaters.
A company called Gateway might have just opened the 3DS to piracy.
The misleadingly named Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (aka a group of legal types from the U.S entertainment industry) has released a new lengthy 84-page report that urges congress to take drastic measures that allows media companies to curb piracy.
Last night’s highly anticipated premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones was downloaded by more than 160,000 people at the same time.
Kim Dotcom is the poster child for why the current set of copyright laws have gone horribly wrong, so naturally he made his way to the South by Southwest interactive show — sort of.
The Pirate Bay has seemingly decided to take virtual asylum in North Korea, a country with a tyrannical leader who permits very few civil liberties to those that live there.
Smartphones may make Hollywood lots of money one day, but first it’s got to go after mobile bad guys.
Comcast’s new anti-piracy system may not be the most novel, but it might just be the most effective.
Streaming services like Spotify are helping the music industry claw back to growth.
The Pirate Bay will now get its connection to the Internet from two newly formed sister organizations to the Swedish group: the Norwegian Pirate Party and the Catalonian Pirate Party (in Spain). The two-headed nature of the hosting situation has even given rise to a new metaphor and moniker for the site: The Hydra Bay.
To ensure that The Pirate Bay never disappears, a hacker has created a pair of archives of the site’s essential data.
In the future, any new product designs will be instantly copied, 3D scanned, and re-sold as 3D printing instructions, meaning that anyone will be able to own just about anything, almost for free.
Well, it looks like Kim Dotcom’s Mega, the cloud storage service and successor to now defunct Megaupload, could be facing its first big legal problem less than two weeks after launching to the public.
Could piracy really ruin the 3DS’s future? Developers explain why it’s bad for everyone and what, if anything, we can do to stop it.
Hackers have successfully cracked the 3DS. What does this mean for small game developers?
A free upgrade offer from Microsoft may have an unusual side effect: granting permanent licenses to some pirated copies of Windows 8.
It seems that Kim Dotcom is already having problems with the next version of his Megaupload site, Me.ga.
A study has found that music fans who use peer-to-peer file sharing services actually purchase more music, on average, than those who stay completely legit.
Microsoft recently sent out a string of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement notices that requested URLs from the Huffington Post, Washington Post, Wikipedia and the U.S. Government to be removed from Google’s search engine results.
Editor’s Pick Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”
Content industry public enemy number one Kim Dotcom got a piece of good news today. Actually, two pieces.
Ubisoft clarifies its stance on digital rights management.
Finally, someone at a major television network gets it: unreasonably restricting access to great content drives piracy.
Unfortunately, the major television network is in Australia.
After being arrested this past weekend in Cambodia, The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg will be deported by Cambodian officials.
Linking to pirated video content has gotten SurfTheChannel founder Anton Vickerman four years in prison.
Legally troubled Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom will launch his new music-focused venture Megabox this year. Dotcom claims it will “allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90% of earnings.”
With a tweak to its search algorithm, Google’s waters are about to become a bit more unfriendly to pirates.