Tag Archives: piracy

Nintendo hires Warners anti-piracy guru

Nintendo HAS hired Warner Bros’ anti-piracy boss to crush UK retailers that continue to sell DS piracy equipment. Neil Boyd, who leaves his role as Warner’s director of anti-piracy in Europe, this week warned stores that if they continue to stock R4 cartridges they face permanently damaging their relationship with Nintendo – …

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The Pirate Bay co-founder abandons ship

Co-founder of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has announced via his blog that he is to leave the file-sharing portal. Sunde has been the spokesperson for the website, and is currently facing a year in prison for infringing copyright – although this conviction is under appeal. The departure could allow …

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JAPAN: DS pirate jailed

Hot on the heels of Nintendo releasing a brand new piracy-fighting patch for its DSi console, Nintendo’s anti-piracy efforts have been further bolstered by the successful prosecution of a high-profile DS pirate in Japan. Kotaku reports that 38 year old Yoshiaki Asagiri has been handed a two and a half …

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DSi update cripples flash cards

Nintendo’s latest firmware update for its recently released handheld revamp the DSi renders many of the market’s high-profile flash card readers unusable, according to reports. CVG claims that the new firmware stops a number of the controversial systems inoperable, including iPlayer, EZVi and AK2I. One of the main uses of …

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Piracy declining in the UK

Illicit internet filesharing is on the decline in the UK, if new research is to be believed. Statistics established by research groups Music Ally and The Leading Question suggest that more internet users are turning from torrent files to legal alternatives. The groups state that, in January, around 17 per …

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Buyout sets Pirate Bay on the road to legality

Whether or not the previous owners of Swedish file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay succeed in over-turning their prosecution in the increasingly protracted legal saga, it seems that The Pirate Bay as we know it is no longer. Swedish software firm and internet caf network Global Gaming Factory X is reported …

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US: File-sharing mum fined $2m

A 32-year-old single mum has been ordered by a Minneapolis court to pay $1.92m to the Recording Industry Association of America after being found guilty of breaching the copyright of just 24 songs. The Guardian reports that Jammie was one of 30,000 people initially found guilty and ordered to pay …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: Pressure mounts on file-sharers

Regulating body Ofcom is to be given the power to demand that ISPs hand over account information concerning people who persist is sharing files over the internet. ISPs will also be required to inform users that their inappropriate activity must cease, and will be encouraged to cut the connections of …

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