Posts tagged as: Piracy

Expendables 3 Has Been Pirated Online

A DVD-quality copy of actioner “The Expendables 3,” has been downloaded via piracy sites more than 189,000 times over a 24-hour period — just three weeks ahead of the U.S. premiere. The leak of the film on the Internet ahead of its theatrical debut, an unusually rare occurrence, could dampen box office for “Expendables 3.” […]

RIAA Report States Google’s Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Ineffectual

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has lambasted Google in a report for not going far enough to stop media piracy. The RIAA believes that the efforts that commenced by Google in August — which exceed that required by law — have been ineffectual in stopping “serial infringers” from finding content hosted by pirate […]

Game of Thrones Tops Most Pirated Shows List

Game of Thrones is the favorite booty for 21st century digital pirates.The hit HBO show topped blog TorrentFreak’s study of the most pirated shows of 2012, which skewed heavily toward pay cable and genre shows. The report says that the top Game of Thrones episode was illegally downloaded 4.28 million times in 2012, though more […]

Kim DotCom Facing Deportation to the US for Internet Piracy Charges

The US government has filed to extradite MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom following his arrest on Internet piracy charges. as well as racketeering. The request was formally submitted in a New Zealand court, and also seeks to extradite three of DotCom’s associates. According to the New Zealand Herald, US officials had up to 45 days following […]

Google Buys Anti-Piracy Firm Widevine

Anti-piracy firm Widevine announced Friday that it has been acquired by Google. This another move by Google to up its image in Hollywood and in DC. Widevine’s technology can protect both downloaded content and streams from unauthorized copying – the kind of tech which sould help make YouTube more appealing to studios. It’s also well-suited […]

Homeland Security Does a Major Website Piracy Crackdown

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security has shut down a number of online music and movie file sharing websites according to a NYTimes report. Among the sites that ICE seized were, and   At least 70 other websites that were supporting either counterfeit clothing, DVDs and […]

Nintendo Asks U.S. Trade Representative to Help Fight Piracy

Nintendo has outlined a list of countries around the globe that remain leaders in denying adequate and effective protection of video game products. In its annual comments to the U.S. Trade Representative under the “Special 301” process, Nintendo has singled out countries where piracy is rampant and has asked the United States to take further […]

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