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Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

Spotify defends itself, says it has paid more than US$2 billion to labels, publishers and artists

Spotify defends itself, says it has paid more than US$2 billion to labels, publishers and artists

Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek has just wrote a long blog post defending Spotify and said that the company has thus far paid more than US$2 billion to recording labels, publishers and artists.

Monday, 16 Sep 2013

Pirate Sites Give Netflix Insight on What Shows to Buy

Pirate Sites Give Netflix Insight on What Shows to Buy

Netflix is now available in Netherlands, but in order to figure out what popular shows the Dutch are watching, it turned to pirate sites to gather information on what shows it should buy.

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013

A White Paper Claims 33% of Software is Counterfeit

A White Paper Claims 33% of Software is Counterfeit

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

Music Revenue Up, Music Piracy Down

Music Revenue Up, Music Piracy Down

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

Mega Says No to Third Party Indexing?

Mega Says No to Third Party Indexing?

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's New Mega Service Reaches 1 Million User Mark

Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Reaches 1 Million User Mark

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

101 Domains Seized Over Cyber Monday for Counterfeiting

101 Domains Seized Over Cyber Monday for Counterfeiting

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

uTorrent Introduces New Monetization Measures

uTorrent Introduces New Monetization Measures

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

New Google Search Algorithm to Penalize Pirate Sites

New Google Search Algorithm to Penalize Pirate Sites

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

Say Goodbye to BTJunkie

Say Goodbye to BTJunkie

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?

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