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Topic: Piracy

The 5 Most Embarrassing Revelations From Sony's Sprawling Hack

Casual racism, star bashing and secret strategies suddenly go public

The true scope of a massive hacking attack against Sony Pictures remains unknown, but one thing is clear: Each new revelation seems to dig the studio only deeper into a…

Who Should Be Blamed for Facilitating Online Piracy?

New website tries to shift blame to content distributors

Are search engines really to blame for facilitating pirated movies and other media? The debate began anew this morning with data generated by piracydata.org, a new website from the Mercatus Center,…

Is Google Doing Enough to Combat Web Piracy?

Search engines to face scrutiny at House hearing

Search engines, especially Google, are likely to feel the heat later today when a House subcommittee holds a hearing reviewing the voluntary efforts by the Internet ecosystem to combat Internet…

Google Positions Itself as a Leader in Fighting Web Piracy

Company has been taken to task for not doing enough to fight copyright issues

Google is going all-out to change any perception that it is soft on copyright infringement. In a new 25-page report released Tuesday, Google took great pains to describe its anti-piracy…

This Man Protects Marketers From Bogus Websites

Like tracking money launderers

Dan Peak’s company may well be the Seal Team Six in the war against rogue websites. His company, Veri-Site, boasts 10 years of experience hunting down Internet money launderers and…

Hoodwinked by Hollywood, Tech Lobby Study Suggests

CCIA's Black says report can fill in the gaps in copyright debate

The two controversial piracy bills in Congress may be temporarily on hold, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Far from it. The Internet and tech lobby is determined…

ISPs Agree to Scold Users Suspected of Copyright Violations

But service cutoffs not on the table yet

Illegal downloaders could see their Net access slowed, according to a new anti-piracy initiative implemented by Internet service providers at the behest of large copyright owners in the entertaiment industry.…

Gilbert Gottfried quacks about music piracy

Victory Records, which was putting terrible hardcore bands into FYE bargain bins when I was in high school, have brought in Gilbert Gottfried to explain why people shouldn't pirate music.…

Canada vows to clone thieving downloaders

This oddball Canadian PSA from ValueArtists.com stretches a metaphor by using clones to illustrate its anti-piracy plea. In this case, the clone is a doctor, so patients can expect…

'80s home tapers inspire today's file sharers

The global battle over file sharing has had some strange repercussions, including the retro revival of the "Home Taping Is Killing Music" campaign. That was the tagline for a…

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