News tagged ‘piracy’

Monday, 21 Jan 2013

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

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

Kim Dotcom, founder of the now defunct service Megaupload, has 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 Counterfeit Domains Seized Over Cyber Monday

101 Counterfeit Domains Seized Over Cyber Monday

Cracking down on piracy and counterfeit goods, a grand total of 101 domain names were seized in the U.S. over the Cyber Monday period. Additionally, 31 domains were also taken down in Europe.

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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