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OPINION: Sony's piracy battle

OPINION: Sony's piracy battle

If December’s much-publicised gutting of the PlayStation 3’s security systems is proof of anything, it’s this: Where software is concerned, there is no such thing as an unpickable lock, and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2011 at 1:08PM in News
PS3 hacker gets restraining order

PS3 hacker gets restraining order

George ‘geohot’ Hotz has been issued a temporary restraining order preventing him from distributing PS3 homebrew software.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 28th 2011 at 9:58AM in News
Nintendo: Piracy's 'heyday' has passed

Nintendo: Piracy's 'heyday' has passed

Despite a report from games trade body UKIE yesterday claiming that four games are pirated for every one sold, Nintendo has claimed that video games piracy is in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2011 at 12:01PM in News
File-sharing court case withdrawn

File-sharing court case withdrawn

An ongoing UK court case against 27 individuals accused of illegal file-sharing has been withdrawn by prosecuting lawyer Andrew Crossley after he claimed to have received threats.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2011 at 11:22AM in News

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UKIE: Piracy cost £1.5bn in 2010

UKIE: Piracy cost £1.5bn in 2010

UKIE has reported that pirated video games may have cost the industry around £1.5bn in sales last year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 25th 2011 at 11:14AM in News
PS3 piracy threatens Trophy system

PS3 piracy threatens Trophy system

Claims of a possible hack that threatens the security of the PlayStation Trophy system have emerged online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2011 at 3:09PM in News
Sony goes legal on PS3 hackers

Sony goes legal on PS3 hackers

Mirroring the path it pursued when fighting last year's battle against the PSJailbreak device, Sony has gone legal on at least two hackers at the heart of the current ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2011 at 8:19AM in News
PS3 crack leads to game piracy

PS3 crack leads to game piracy

The first claims of full-scale piracy on the PS3 have surfaced on the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2011 at 9:45AM in News

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Mac App Store cracked by pirates

Mac App Store cracked by pirates

Just hours after going live yesterday afternoon, Apple's Mac App Store has already been hacked by pirates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Now the PSPgo is hacked

Now the PSPgo is hacked

After news of a serious security lapse on PS3 emerged earlier today, sources are now claiming that the PSPgo is the latest Sony device to succumb to hackers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2011 at 2:55PM in News
Custom PS3 firmware released

Custom PS3 firmware released

Following yesterday's news that the keys to PS3's most secrets cupboards have been published online, hackers have now released the tools needed to run a custom firmware version on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2011 at 11:12AM in News
Hotz renews PS3 piracy drive

Hotz renews PS3 piracy drive

Famed hacker and all-round cyber warrior George Hotz has allegedly made public key information that could potentially allow homebrew developers to get any code they like running on PS3s - ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2011 at 8:16AM in News

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Games account for just 3.3% of piracy

Games account for just 3.3% of piracy

A report from torrent blog TorrentFreak suggests that video game piracy accounts for just 3.3 per cent of all illegally available online content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2010 at 8:19AM in News
Google defends piracy drive

Google defends piracy drive

The world’s creative industries will no doubt be buoyed by Google’s decision to adopt a pro-active stance towards supporting rights holders, but with net neutrality very much at the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 1:18PM in News
Google announces piracy crackdown

Google announces piracy crackdown

In what could prove a very big blow to the activities of internet pirates, Google has announced a number of new policies designed to limit the accessibility of illegal content ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 12:52PM in News
Ubisoft’s new anti-piracy weapon

Ubisoft’s new anti-piracy weapon

Publisher Ubisoft has implemented an innovative security measure in the DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience – the South African vuvuzela horn made famous in this summer’s World Cup.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 8:33AM in News

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Pirate Bay founders lose appeal

Pirate Bay founders lose appeal

The men behind Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay have lost their latest appeal against their prosecution for piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2010 at 3:21PM in News
PSJailbreak returns

PSJailbreak returns

It was thought that Sony had won the battle, but the team behind the PSJailbreak hack has released a new version of the device that works with Sony’s latest firmware ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 1:48PM in News
Latest Xbox update blocks piracy

Latest Xbox update blocks piracy

It looks as if the recent update to the Xbox 360 UI was more than simply preparation for the arrival of Kinect – it’s also dealt a big blow to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2010 at 10:43AM in News
LimeWire forced to shut down

LimeWire forced to shut down

The makers of popular file-sharing service LimeWire have been forced by a US federal court to shut down its peer-to-peer software.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2010 at 2:29PM in News
PSP development ‘doesn’t make sense’

PSP development ‘doesn’t make sense’

The level of piracy endured on PSP has rendered it an obsolete platform for developers, according to the developer behind the upcoming God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2010 at 9:36AM in News
Black Ops stung by early piracy

Black Ops stung by early piracy

In what is almost a given ahead of the release of any big title in the modern market, it has emerged that copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops are ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2010 at 2:38PM in News
Medal of Honor targets PSJailbreak

Medal of Honor targets PSJailbreak

This Friday’s new FPS title Medal of Honor represents not only the return of a much-loved franchise but also a big step forward in Sony’s attempts to curb the recent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2010 at 2:54PM in News
BT seeks file-sharing stand down

BT seeks file-sharing stand down

Leading internet provider BT wants to temporarily halt the requirement for ISPs to hand over details of its customers accused of file-sharing copyrighted material online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2010 at 2:01PM in News
3DS to automatically block pirates

3DS to automatically block pirates

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated that the 3DS will automatically download firmware updates – a method that the exec hopes will help combat Nintendo’s handheld piracy problems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2010 at 12:21PM in News