News tagged ‘piracy’
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013
According to a recently commissioned white paper, an amazing 33% of software used today is counterfeit. In addition, consumers will waste 1.5 billion hours this year dealing with malware.
Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has reported that global music revenues have increased by 0.3 percent over 2012. This is the first time since 1999 that the music industry has reported an increase in revenue.
Friday, 1 Feb 2013
Crowd indexing site for content stored on the Mega platform, Mega-search.me has apparently been stopped from operations due to a script implemented by Mega which deletes all indexed files on Mega-search.me.
Monday, 21 Jan 2013
Kim Dotcom, founder of the now defunct service Megaupload, launched his new venture simple titled Mega. Within a day of its launch, the new website has already reached the 1 million user mark.
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012
Cracking down on piracy and counterfeit goods, a grand total of 101 domain names were seized in the United States of America over the Cyber Monday period. Additionally, 31 domains were also taken down in Europe.
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012
Taking advantage of being the world's most popular bit-torrent clieant, uTorrent has announced that it will be displaying advertisements in its software to generate more revenue along with sponsored links.
Monday, 13 Aug 2012
Google will be making changes to their search algorithm to penalize pirate sites. After the new measures roll in, pages which have had valid copyright removal notices will fall down relevant search rankings. The move is aimed at making it easier for users to find legitimate sources of content.
Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012
One of the largest Bit Torrent search engines BTJunkie has decided to voluntarily shut down operations permanently, before it draws the wrath of the government and copyright holders. Smart move?
Friday, 20 Jan 2012
SOPA and PIPA were halted after a round of Internet blackouts from popular services such as Wikipedia. To reaffirm their decision to stamp out piracy with the strongest measures, the US Justice Department has shut down Megaupload.
Friday, 23 Dec 2011
After 12 days of putting his new comedy special from the Beacon Theater online with no DRM, American comedian Louis CK announces that the experiment has earned him over US$1 million.