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ISPs refuse BPI request to block access to three torrent sharing sites

A request from the British Phonographic Industry for ISPs to block access to three additonal torrent sharing sites has been rebuffed. The BBC reports that the BPI sent a letter – which was subsequently leaked – to BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk asking that they voluntarily block …

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‘New’ Megaupload will be immune to raids, copyright infringement claims

The creators of Megaupload have vowed that its replacement will effectively be bullet proof. US authorities ordered the closure of the file-sharing portal in January, but owners Kim Dotcom and Marthias Ortmann says that its replacement – simply called ‘Mega’ – will not be so easy to shift. TorrentFreak reports …

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Microsoft perma-banning Halo 4 pirates

Permanent Xbox Live bans are being handed out to Xbox 360 owners who have illegally pirated Halo 4. The game became available online over the weekend, but can only be played by users who have modded their Xbox 360 console to run pirated code. And have then been daft enough …

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343 Industries unmoved by Halo 4 leak

Microsoft is investigating how code for unreleased shooter Halo 4 has made it onto the internet. The company says it is working closely with law and security agencies to try and track down the source of the leak. Fans of the series are being warned to avoid the many unofficial …

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Manchester is the UK’s piracy capital

The people of Manchester are mad for piracy, it would seem. New research from monitoring service Musicmetric – which monitors global BitTorrent activity – found that there was more illegal downloads per person in the city than anywhere else in the UK, the BBC reports. Nottingham came second and Southampton …

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First step toward Vita piracy as homebrew hack reports emerge

The PlayStation Vita’s security protocols have been breached. The hacker who cracked Amazon’s Kindle, Yifan Lu, claims to have constructed a working loader that is able to run some very basic unofficial code on the handheld. While the playing of PSP homebrew on Vita has been working for some time, …

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Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

In what can only be described as a victory for consumers, Ubisoft has scrapped its controversial always-on DRM for PC games. It marks the end of a long and painful saga for the company although some observers will be disappointed that Ubisoft does not concede that aggressive DRM is an …

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