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PSN, Qriocity not back until late May

PSN, Qriocity not back until late May

Sony is planning to restore its online PlayStation Network (PSN) in full by the end of May. It admitted the company had missed a self-imposed deadline of restarting a partial…

Sony’s Stringer “sorry” and offers compensation

Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer has apologised to users of the PlayStation Network and other online services. “As a company we – and I – apologise for the inconvenience…

CBS Interactive, CNET sued for mass-scale copyright infringement

A coalition of artists in music and film has sued CBS Interactive Inc. and CNET Networks, Inc. for mass-scale copyright infringement in Los Angeles federal court. This lawsuit is based…

MPAA chief condemns movie ‘looting’

In his first Washington address since becoming Chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Senator Chris Dodd has described illegally acquiring movie content as “looting”. In an address…

Russian president seeks Internet copyright regulation

Russia should introduce an initiative to regulate copyright on the Internet, according to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. At a meeting with the country’s Internet community he stressed the need to…

US PSA to combat IP theft

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations has launched a new public service announcement (PSA) that aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of IP theft.…

Game of Thrones tops ratings… with pirates

Game of Thrones tops ratings… with pirates

The first episode of Game of Thrones, the multi-million dollar production from HBO, aired in the US on April 18th. Less than 90 minutes after its broadcast, pirated copies appeared…

Sky exec: Attractive, legitimate options deter piracy

A senior executive at BSkyB has suggested that making available compelling legal choices of obtaining content will help combat copyright theft. Writing in a company blog, David Wheeldon, the broadcaster’s…

US VP: ‘Piracy is outright theft’

US Vice President Joseph Biden has followed up robust comments made at a news conference in the summer of 2010 about copyright theft by once again stressing the criminality of…

Content owners plot anti-piracy scheme

A coalition of content owners is working on a detailed proposal for a voluntary scheme which would see Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block dozens of sites facilitating online piracy, following…