• News tagged "piracy"

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?

Friday, 20 Jan 2012

The Empire Strikes Back, Megaupload Taken Down

The Empire Strikes Back, Megaupload Taken Down

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

DRM-Free Content Earns Comedian Louis CK Over US$1 Million

DRM-Free Content Earns Comedian Louis CK Over US$1 Million

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.

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011

Tables Turned as Megaupload Sues Universal

Tables Turned as Megaupload Sues Universal

Megaupload is turning the tables and suing Universal Music Group. The online site, which helps store and transfer files, claims that Universal got Megaupload's content removed from Youtube with no legal basis.

Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010

U.S. Govt Finds Most Piracy Estimates to be Bogus

U.S. Govt Finds Most Piracy Estimates to be Bogus

A report by the U.S. government's internal piracy watchdog says that most piracy estimates are highly exaggerated.

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