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Hollywood seeks film website ban

Hollywood film studios are to ask the High Court to force UK telco BT to block its broadband customers from accessing a filesharing website, in a test case that could…

Investors object to PROTECT IP

More than 50 venture capitalists submitted a letter to the US Congress June 23, objecting to a piece of antipiracy legislation being mulled by the Senate. The VCs, most of…

AEPOC, police crack Cyprus pirate ring

AEPOC, the European Association for the Protection of Encrypted Works and Services, has revealed a successful police operation against a large scale pay-TV pirate in Cyprus. The investigation was initiated…

UK student faces US extradition over streaming

A computer science student from the UK faces extradition to the US on copyright infringement charges. Richard O’Dwyer, 23, appeared before Westminster magistrates as part of the extradition process and…

US: Illegal streaming could get 5 years jail

US: Illegal streaming could get 5 years jail

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a measure that would make illegal streaming of video over the Internet a felony offence in some cases, and has sent the proposed…

More ‘Anonymous’ hackers arrested as LulzSec takes requests

More ‘Anonymous’ hackers arrested as LulzSec takes requests

Turkish police have arrested 32 people believed to be members of hacker collective Anonymous. The group has been active in Turkey protesting against government plans to set up a national…

Murdoch in China movie piracy warning

Rupert Murdoch has warned that China will encourage piracy and limit opportunities for its own movie market if it does not open up to foreign films. Delivering a speech on…

Video revenue vital for film, TV production

New films and high quality TV dramas are becoming increasingly reliant on projected video entertainment sales revenue in order to be green-lighted for production, according to an independent survey conducted…

Spain: 3 arrested for Sony hack

The Spanish police have arrested three suspected computer hackers in connection with recent cyber-attacks on Sony’s PlayStation network as well as corporate and government websites around the world. The police…

‘Informal’ signal theft still a problem

Broadcasters have complained bitterly for years about understated subscriber numbers, hence their enthusiasm for digital transmission and secure cable distribution. But some parts of the world, including the Middle East,…