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Halo Reach hits file-sharing sites

Full versions of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 shooter Halo Reach have arrived on internet file-sharing sites. At the time of writing over ten different downloads are currently available. The development follows news over the weekend that hackers had managed to obtain the full game from Microsoft’s press version of Xbox Live. …

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Rugby star jailed for DS eBay scam

A British sports star has become possibly the highest profile name ever to be jailed for the piracy of video games. Gareth Raynor, a winger for rugby league team Crusaders, was sentenced to 15 months after being found guilty of selling counterfeit DS and Game Boy games, as well as …

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Now Sony joins pre-owned offensive

Echoing the controversial measures announced by Ubisoft last month, Sony has revealed that users of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 will need to register their game online before they are able to access the multiplayer component of the title. UMD copies will use a redeemable code while the …

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Pirate Bay founder in new venture

One of the founders of controversial BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has lifted the lid on a brand new venture named Flattr that hopes to make money for a wide range of creative hopefuls. Members of Flattr will pay a minimum monthly subscription fee of €2, though they will be …

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Hacker releases PS3 exploit

PS3’s days as a piracy-free platform are under threat with the news that famed hacker George Hotz has publicly released the details of the exploit he uncovered over the weekend. Hotz had previously claimed to have found a way to gain read/write access to the console’s system memory and HV …

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PS3 hack claims gather pace

A hacker who made his name by being the first to break Apple’s iPhone 3.0 firmware is claiming to have been the first to hack Sony’s until-now piracy free PS3. The hacker community is taking these claims far more seriously than similar statements made earlier this month. Writing on his …

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More trouble for Pirate Bay

Five months after Swedish courts ordered the closure of BitTorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay, four of the world’s largest music labels have requested the District Court fines the site’s owners. TorrentFreak reports that Universal Music, EMI, Sony BMG and Warner have requested that courts enforce a ruling passed late …

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Pirates "spend more on content"

In what will surely encourage the self-validating conscience of illicit file-sharers, a new study has concluded that people who pirate digital content end up spending more on it than those who don’t. A survey commissioned by the think-tank group Demos showed that broadband users who never pirate material each spend …

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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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Dutch court orders Pirate Bay blockage

The Pirate Bay’s seemingly inevitable demise has been brought a step closer today with news that a Dutch court has ordered the portal to block access to users from the Netherlands within ten days. If The Pirate Bay refuses to comply with the ruling its owners, who are already involved …

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