This year, less than half of the screeners Hollywood professionals receive to help them vote on the year’s best movies were illegally uploaded — but what’s the cause?
The European Court of Justice this week ruled that the law’s protection of DRM against circumvention does not apply where the DRM has the effect of blocking commercially legitimate uses along with illegitimate ones if a less restrictive alternative is available
Over the past three months, a new website reports, only 20 percent of the most pirated movies as ranked by TorrentFreak were available legally available for online rental or streaming.
With the wreckage of SOPA and PIPA still smoldering and an election underway in 2012, last year was quiet on the anti-piracy front. But this year’s season is off to a fast start.
A new system of warnings for users who download copyrighted content is being rolled out by some of the biggest internet service providers in the United States. Is it something you should be concerned about? That depends.
Only a handful of very large software and entertainment associations are permitted to use the official FBI logo to warn consumers about the perils of piracy. Until now, that is.
After the Court of Appeal in London told Britain’s two biggest Internet providers they must abide the controversial antipiracy rules brought in by the Digital Economy Act, some experts suggest it could spark a SOPA-style protest. Is it likely?
Neil Young put a lot of the media industry’s hysteria about file-sharing into perspective when he said in a recent interview that “piracy is the new radio — that’s how music gets around.” In fact, a certain amount of “piracy” can be good for business.
Europe’s top officials have regularly moved to strike down punitive anti-piracy laws and protect ISPs from litigation — but recent news from France and Spain show that the debate is far from over at the national level.
Apple was granted new ammunition with which to fight the rampant counterfeiting of its products that is an ongoing problem in China. It was granted 40 patents in China, according to a new report Wednesday. The patents mostly cover aspects of its mobile phones.