Tag Archives: piracy

Demigod savaged by piracy

A rush of 120,000 users heading online to play Demigod should be good news for Stardock’s MMO Demigod, despite the resulting server woes – but when 102,000 of those users are playing a pirated copy of the game, it becomes a major concern. Speaking on the official Demigod site, the …

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Reggie admits OnLive doubts

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has stated that he doesn’t believe OnLive’s recently revealed games service can stand up to the challenge posed by the quality of modern console software – though he does believe it could be an interesting proposition for the PC sector. I haven’t spent any …

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Pirate Bay lawyers make their final case

The Swedish prosecution of the owners of BitTorrent site Pirate Bay has ended with the site’s defence lawyers arguing that the four accused cannot be held accountable for the conduct of the website’s users. It is not proved that Fredrik Neij has earned any money, just that the Pirate Bay’s …

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Pirate Bay case could swing piracy battle

This week has seen the beginning of a potentially important legal case that could see the momentum in the battle against IP and copyrighted material theft swing back in favour rights holders. Swedish prosecutors on Monday set out their case against The Pirate Bay, the internet’s leading BitTorrent file-sharing site, …

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US: Special 301 review highlights Euro piracy problem

A new report entitled Special 301 Review, filed by the International Intellectual Property Alliance in conjunction with games publisher association the ESA, has highlighted the countries in which piracy remains a huge problem – and several European countries have made the list. Alongside ongoing piracy hotspots such as China and …

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Hackers break PSP 3000

The PSP has been a firm favourite in the homebrew and hacking community ever since it first arrived at retail – and now it appears that the recently released PSP 3000 model has also been cracked wide open. MaxConsole reports that a new device called the Datel Lite Blue Tool …

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Hryb justifies Xbox 360 modding bans

Microsoft director of programming for Xbox Live Larry Hryb – also known as community voice Major Nelson – has issued a statement and Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to ban Xbox 360 consoles that have been internally modified. His blog post reads: I’ve gotten a few messages and seen some forum threads …

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FRANCE: Three strikes policy to hit file-sharers

The French Senate has passed a new law designed to crack down on internet file-sharing as the battle against online IP theft reaches the continent. Music Week reports that the French Senate has recently passed a three strikes and you’re out” law raised by President Sarkozy which, as the name …

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