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IPTV Piracy Generates More Internet Traffic Than Torrents

Increasingly, people are trading in their expensive cable subscriptions, opting to use cheaper or free Internet TV instead.This is made easy and …

Televisions

Kim Dotcom Wins Settlement Over Military-Style Police Raid

It’s been spoken about thousands of times in the past half-decade but the 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom’s home in New Zealand was extraordinary by any …

Dot-com

US Court Disarms Canada’s Global Site Blocking Order Against Google

Google regularly removes infringing websites from its search results, but the company is also wary of abuse.When the Canadian company Equustek …

User Generated Content

What happens when cybercriminals start to use machine learning?

Share<p>Over the last few years, machine learning threat detection and defence company Darktrace has been something of a rising star in the …

Apple helped the FBI take down one of the biggest torrent sites in the world

As a public debate intensified over whether Apple should unlock the smartphones, Apple was quietly providing the FBI with other private information to catch a different kind of criminal.<p>Apple provided the FBI with records of an account that the US Department of Justice alleges belongs to the owner …

Nintendo allegedly files DMCA takedown notice over more than 550 fans games

Earlier this week, we posted about a free fan game that mashes up elements of Mario games and the space-exploration sim No Man’s Sky. While those projects are cool, Nintendo’s lawyers are less pleased.<p>Indie-game site Game Jolt claims that it will have to take down more than 550 fan games because of …

Star Trek

Europe's Court of Justice rules that hyperlinking can infringe on copyright

The ruling could have widespread consequences<p>On Thursday, the Dutch publisher of <i>Playboy</i> won a major legal victory concerning photographs that had been uploaded to the internet without its permission on a file-sharing site. The ruling handed down by the European Union Court of Justice could have …

Internet

Weedora website taken offline after Foodora threatens to sue for copyright infringement

Weedora, an illegal weed delivery firm in Toronto, has been served a cease and desist letter from Foodora, the international legal food delivery service, which claims the cannabis company is breaching its copyright.<p>“They have been upset for two weeks. They have sent us cease and desist letters,” …

Cannabis

Blockchain is spreading beyond finance: Now it's killing off fake QA certificates

Norwegian firm DNV GL is shifting its quality-assurance certificates to a private blockchain to cut out counterfeits.<p>In what is being described as …

Blockchain

Ethereum's Byzantium Testnet Just Verified A Private Transaction

The effort to bring the privacy features of zcash to ethereum took a step forward today during testing for the upcoming Byzantium upgrade.<p>A …

Just What the Heck Is Blockchain? Watch This Explainer Video.

If you're tired of asking what in the world blockchain is and why you should care about it, then watch this video explainer and discover what all the fuss is about.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Blockchain can be tough to explain. The game-changing distributed network …

6 AI-Powered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can help you better your business. Here are the ones you should try.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of …

Blockchain marketing technology has arrived and is about to explode

When you think of blockchain, you usually think about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. While these are interesting and disruptive in their own right, it is the non-currency applications of blockchain that could truly revolutionize how we do business.<p>The most obvious place …

Blockchain

The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner (Updated)

Four years ago many popular torrent sites added an option to donate via Bitcoin. The Pirate Bay was one of the first to jump on board and still lists …

Ad Blocking

Fair Use Checklist

<b>Introduction to the Checklist</b><p>The Fair Use Checklist and variations on it have been widely used for many years to help educators, librarians, lawyers, …

MPAA: Net Neutrality Rules Should Not Hinder Anti-Piracy Efforts

This summer, millions of people protested the FCC’s plan to repeal the net neutrality rules that were put in place by the former Obama …

Net Neutrality

YouTube Doesn’t Have to Expose IP-Addresses of Movie Pirates, Court Rules

YouTube is known to be a breeding ground for creators. At the same time, however, it’s also regularly used to share copyrighted material without …

Internet

The Things Pirates Do To Hinder Anti-Piracy Investigations

Dedicated Internet pirates dealing in fresh content or operating at any significant scale can be pretty sure that rightsholders and their anti-piracy …

Privacy

RIAA shuts down popular YouTube to MP3 conversion site

One of the most popular free sites for converting YouTube videos into MP3s might soon be shutting down, thanks to the music industry.<p>The operator of YouTube-mp3.org — who was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America last year — has apparently agreed to hand his site over to the RIAA,</i> …

US bill seeks tougher penalties for counterfeiting meds

A bill introduced in the US seeks to strengthen the pharma supply chain by increasing penalties for counterfeiting.<p>Introduced by Republican Leonard …

Facebook Bans Sale of Piracy-Enabling Products & Devices

Riding the crest of a wave made possible by the rise of Internet streaming, piracy-enabled set-top boxes and similar devices have been hitting the …

Social Media

Hardware Provider is Liable For Live Streaming Piracy, Court Rules

While ‘pirate’ sports streaming sites have been around for over a decade, in recent years rightsholders have taken a more aggressive stance.The UK …

Streaming

EU Piracy Filter Proposals Being Sabotaged Says MEP Julia Reda

After complaining about “rogue” sites and services for more than 15 years, the music business is now concentrating on the so-called “value gap”.The …

Privacy

Hollywood Sees Illegal Streaming Devices as ‘Piracy 3.0’

Piracy remains a major threat for the movie industry, MPA Stan McCoy said yesterday during a panel session at the St. Petersburg International …

Online

US Court Orders Registries to Seize Control of ‘Pirate’ Domains

ABS-CBN is the largest media and entertainment company in the Philippines and it is extremely aggressive when it comes to protecting its intellectual …

ABS-CBN

Four Men Jailed For Running Pirate Movie Sites

In the wake of December 2014 action that closed down The Pirate Bay for weeks, Swedish police turned their focus to one of the country’s top …

Internet

Hold ISPs Responsible For Piracy After Brexit, Music Biz Says

UK Music is an umbrella organization representing music interests in the UK, from artists and composers, through to studios, recording labels and …

Music (UK)

How to Legally Use Images in Your Social Media Marketing

Do you share images in your social media marketing? Wondering if you’re violating copyright laws? With a bit of information, you can learn to protect …

Social Media Marketing

Don't listen to the doomsayers – DRM is headed for the historical dustbin, says Doctorow

<b>Interview</b> Surprising signs of hope, and a few of dangerIn 2015, writer and activist Cory Doctorow told the DEF CON hacking conference that he was …

DRM

Police Say “Criminal Gangs” Are Selling Pirate Media Players

For the millions of purist ‘pirates’ out there, obtaining free content online is a puzzle to be solved at home. Discovering the best sites, services, …

Intellectual Property