Tag Archives: piracy

iOS dictionary apps posting false piracy “confessions” onto users’ Twitter accounts

Posted November 14, 2012 An iOS dictionary application has rewarded those who bought it by hijacking their Twitter feeds to post cooked-up piracy confessions. The Japanese maker of the dictionary apps has apologised and posted fixed versions, but the #softwarepirateconfession tweets are still coming in at a good clip, much to the chagrin of law-abiding, […]

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Microsoft: piracy is getting virusy

Posted October 11, 2012 Microsoft says that malware is increasingly being found in pirated downloads. Are you putting your computer at risk by illegally downloading copyrighted movies, music and software? Here’s more.

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Japan rolls out stiff fines and jail times for illegal downloads

Posted October 2, 2012 Japan has changed its copyright law to criminalize downloaders for the first time, raising what were previously civil penalties to criminal penalties of up to two years prison time or fines of up to 2 million yen. For more, here’s the story.

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MegaUpload data could be deleted by Thursday

Posted January 31, 2012 According to reports, hosting companies may start deleting MegaUpload users’ content from their servers as soon as Thursday – regardless of whether or not the content is legal. Read the story.

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Anonymous bullies Sony and Nintendo over SOPA support

Posted January 3, 2012 Anonymous is threatening companies like Sony and Nintendo over their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Will this accomplish their goals, or simply create more victims? Check out the story.

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