piracy

Don't Use the Word 'Did' Or a Dumb Anti-Piracy Company Will Delete You From Google

In 2018, the owner of Two-Bit History, a site dedicated to computer history, wrote a successful article about mathematician Ada Lovelace, who some credit as being the first computer programmer. Sadly,
Kingdom Come Developers Turn the Tables on Pirates With Copyright Counter-Attack

Kingdom Come Developers Turn the Tables on Pirates With Copyright Counter-Attack

The great ideological battles over internet piracy feel like they’re long behind us, but the developers of the action RPG video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance have come up with a tactic to combat
Kingdom Come Developers Turn the Tables on Pirates With Copyright Counter-Attack

Kingdom Come Developers Turn the Tables on Pirates With Copyright Counter-Attack

The great ideological battles over internet piracy feel like they’re long behind us, but the developers of the action RPG video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance have come up with a tactic to combat
Jam lets you safely share streaming app passwords

Jam lets you safely share streaming app passwords

Can’t afford Netflix and HBO and Spotify and Disney+? Now there’s an app specially built for giving pals your passwords while claiming to keep your credentials safe. It’s called Jam, and the
'It’s a Moral Imperative:' Archivists Made a Directory of 5,000 Coronavirus Studies to Bypass Paywalls

'It’s a Moral Imperative:' Archivists Made a Directory of 5,000 Coronavirus Studies to Bypass Paywalls

The potentially illegal archive is a 'moral imperative,' said one organizer.
Patreon can’t solve its porn pirate problem

Patreon can’t solve its porn pirate problem

Two years ago, Patreon promised to crack down on piracy site Yiff.Party.
Patreon Can't Solve Its Porn Pirate Problem

Patreon Can't Solve Its Porn Pirate Problem

Two years ago, Patreon promised to crack down on piracy site Yiff.Party. Now it says its hands are tied.

Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

How the internet helped crack the Astros' sign-stealing case Joon Lee, ESPN One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it's barely mid-January. If you haven't heard, Major

Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

How the internet helped crack the Astros' sign-stealing case Joon Lee, ESPNOne of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it's barely mid-January. If you haven't heard, Major

Twitch Has Become a Haven For Live Sports Piracy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Twitch has been and remains home to illicit sports broadcasts; a late December boxing match attracted over 86,000 viewers -- some of whom spammed ASCII
Twitch Has Become a Haven for Live Sports Piracy

Twitch Has Become a Haven for Live Sports Piracy

As the platform gains more mainstream popularity, illicit livestreams of soccer, boxing, and MMA matches have become trivial to find.
How the Entertainment Industry Solved Piracy, Then Made it Popular Again

How the Entertainment Industry Solved Piracy, Then Made it Popular Again

Streaming services are starting to look a lot like cable packages.
Cox Communications hit with $1 billion verdict over music piracy

Cox Communications hit with $1 billion verdict over music piracy

A big win for the recording industry, which is also suing other ISPs.
Cox Communications Ordered to Pay $1 Billion For Failing to Stop Pirates

Cox Communications Ordered to Pay $1 Billion For Failing to Stop Pirates

A Virginia jury ruled on Thursday that Cox Communications must pay a whopping $1 billion to several music publishers because the telecom company didn’t take enough action to stop its customers from

Cox Owes $1 Billion To Record Labels for Harboring Music Pirates, Jury Decides

Over the past few years, record labels have been suing ISPs for not removing music pirates from their services, and this week, the record labels may have hit a tremendous victory. From a report: A US
Beware Scammy 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Download Sites

Beware Scammy 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Download Sites

You read that right. Rey and Kylo aren’t using the Force to peer into your mind and read your user names and logins, but plenty of hackers—scammers, really—are setting up bogus websites and downloads
Nevada Men Plead Guilty to Running Illegal Streaming Sites with Bigger Libraries than Netflix

Nevada Men Plead Guilty to Running Illegal Streaming Sites with Bigger Libraries than Netflix

Two computer programmers in Las Vegas have pleaded guilty to multiple criminal copyright and money laundering charges related to the popular illegal streaming and download sites iStreamItAll and

Twitch Sued For $2.8B Over Alleged Pirated Streaming of Premier League Games

Russia's third-largest internet company is suing streaming service Twitch for 180bn roubles ($2.8bn) over pirate broadcasts of English Premier League games. From a report: Rambler Group alleges its
Two Plead Guilty to Running Massive Illegal Streaming Sites: FBI

Two Plead Guilty to Running Massive Illegal Streaming Sites: FBI

The FBI just announced guilty pleas from two men accused of working in massive online piracy operations, and more cases are still pending. The post Two Plead Guilty to Running Massive Illegal
Two pirates plead guilty in running the US’ largest illegal streaming services

Two pirates plead guilty in running the US’ largest illegal streaming services

Piracy may be a debated topic in some contexts and regions but there’s no escaping the fact that it is illegal in many countries. You may argue all you want against capitalism, fair use, ownership,