We can't stop copyright pirates until we understand why they do it
There is a disturbing lack of evidence about why people choose to share copyright content online, as well as about whether the practice harms the entertainment industry and society or if it is a benefit. ...
Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth
Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought?
Iran bans popular social networking service
An Iranian state-owned news website is saying authorities have banned a popular cell-phone based social networking service.
New Zealand police ordered to return Dotcom material
A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered police to return any digital material seized in an armed raid on Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's mansion last year not directly related to the prosecution against him.
How to stop illegal downloads
Pay TV's Game of Thrones' phenomenal paid download and on-screen ratings success sets an example all entertainment companies should follow, if they want to slow illegal downloads of their shows.
Cyber expert argues blocking not the answer to Internet safety and piracy
(Phys.org) —Last week (1 March 2013) it was reported that Internet piracy had been handed a blow after three file sharing sites were facing the chop under a quick fire order from the High Court. ...
UK judge orders Net providers to censor 3 sites
A U.K. judge has ordered British Internet service providers to censor three popular file sharing websites accused of flouting international copyright rules.
Security firms see rise in smartphone cyber-attacks
Cyber-crooks are increasingly taking aim at smartphones, following their prey as lifestyles migrate to Internet-linked mobile devices, according to new reports by online security firms.
Megaupload wants piracy charges dismissed
Megaupload has filed papers in US District Court to dismiss the federal government's massive online piracy case against the file-sharing website and its founder, Kim Dotcom.
Stolen digital photographs on display in London
(AP) -- Recognize that picture? Two Italian-born artists are showing off more than 10,000 private photographs they claim to have stolen from random people's hard drives, part of an exhibit that also features ...
Anonymous says it hacked Chinese government sites
(AP) -- China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions.
European Internet campaigners battle ACTA
A controversial international accord billed as a way to beat online piracy has sparked a fightback led by Internet users in ex-communist countries who say the region's past underlines the need to defend freedom.
NZ police raid file-sharing site founder's mansion
New Zealand police raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, on Friday and seized guns, millions of dollars, and ...
Feds shut down Megaupload.com file-sharing website (Update)
One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.