piracy

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Sony sues Internet Archive for posting old copyrighted songs online

    Sony sues Internet Archive for posting old copyrighted songs online Sony Music Entertainment and five other major music companies sued the non-profit Internet Archive, saying that its posting of thousands of old songs and recordings online amounts to “wholesale theft” of copyright-protected...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    Netflix finally coming for US password sharers

    Netflix finally coming for US password sharers Netflix Inc. will begin cracking down this quarter on US viewers who share someone else’s account, predicting plans to charge such customers will boost growth in the second half of the year. The company, which reported a lower-than-expected...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Piracy and AI-generated art — how photo and video editing apps will change the art world

    Piracy and AI-generated art — how photo and video editing apps will change the art world The Lensa photo and video editing app has shot into social media prominence in recent weeks, after adding a feature that lets you generate stunning digital portraits of yourself in contemporary art styles...
  4. Jan

    Court finds US Navy guilty of "piracy" - the copyright infringing kind

    US Navy found guilty of piracy A court has ordered the US Navy to pay a company $154,400 (R2.61 million) for using its 3D virtual reality software on hundreds of PCs without valid licences, Gizmodo reports. Bitmanagement Software GmbH first filed the lawsuit in 2016, initially seeking...
  5. U

    Is it legal to stream movies on a Discord server?

    So I joined a South African Discord server today that does regular movie nights. This is a public server where absolutely anyone and everyone can join. From what I can tell they announce the movie date and time and anyone is welcome to join and watch the movie. I don't know if the people who...
  6. Jan

    Russia wants to legalise software piracy

    Russia wants to legalise software piracy to fight tech sanctions The Kremlin is considering legalising unlicensed software to fight increased sanctions from Western Alliance big tech companies. That is according to a report from Russian business newspaper Kommersant, which was technology...
  7. Jan

    South African film producer threatens to lay charges against intern who uploaded movie to YouTube

    South African filmmaker threatens movie pirate with police A South African film producer has come out guns blazing against the pirating of locally-made movies. Afrikaans film producer Cobus van den Berg recently spoke to the Huisgenoot magazine about how many of his works have been shared and...
  8. Jan

    Microsoft offering software pirates discounts on Microsoft 365 subscriptions

    Microsoft offering big discounts to pirates Microsoft has started offering users running pirated versions of its Microsoft 365 productivity apps big discounts to get them to buy a genuine licence for the software.
  9. Chris

    Don't pirate content on SpaceX's Starlink Internet broadband

    Don't pirate content on SpaceX's Starlink Internet broadband SpaceX's satellite Internet broadband service Starlink will warn its customers when they illegally download copyrighted content. This is based on the experience of one Starlink customer who was curious to see whether the company...
  10. J

    Beware downloading pirated movies during lockdown

    Beware downloading pirated movies during lockdown Microsoft has warned users of a significant increase in malware and ransomware embedded into illegal downloads of movies and other media. With the global COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in place across many countries, there has been a...
  11. J

    !!!WARNING: This is a Rant!!! JVC Smart Android TVs

    JVC Smart TVs are a utter bunch of (honky horn) crap. Purchased one the 11-06-2019 - Damn android is not certified. Play store does not open just a plain (retry error), DSTV now does not work(not google certified device Error), and streaming applications all close after about a minute of...
  12. J

    Ripping MP3s is illegal in South Africa

    Ripping MP3s is illegal in South Africa Until changes proposed in the Copyright Amendment Bill are signed into law, it remains unlawful to convert sound recordings from one format to another, such as ripping CDs to MP3. The Copyright Amendment Bill is currently being debated in the National...
  13. J

    Hollywood wants hosting providers to crack down on piracy sites

    Hollywood wants hosting providers to crack down on piracy sites The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) filed a letter with the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) arguing that hosting companies should take more responsibility for their role in the piracy ecosystem...
  14. J

    Crackdown on cinemas to prevent camera piracy

    Crackdown on cinemas to prevent camera piracy Cinemas in India are under pressure from the Tamil Film Producers Council to curb incidents of "camming" - a form of copyright infringement which involves recording films in theatres using a video camera, TorrentFreak reported. Unless cinemas...
  15. J

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week

    Top 10 most pirated movies of the week TorrentFreak has released its list of the most downloaded movies through BitTorrent over the past week. TorrentFreak uses its estimates of the number of times a movie was downloaded for its weekly chart.
  16. Newsfeed

    Piracy isn’t very harmful – Study

    Piracy isn’t very harmful – Study A study by Ecorys, one of the oldest economic research and consulting companies in Europe, found that piracy does not have a significant influence on sales of copyrighted content – except for movies.
  17. Newsfeed

    How many South African Netflix subscribers also have DStv

    How many South African Netflix subscribers also have DStv MyBroadband’s Piracy and Streaming Survey for 2017 has revealed that many tech-savvy South Africans subscribe to streaming services.
  18. Newsfeed

    Game of Thrones pirated over 1 billion times – MUSO

    Game of Thrones pirated over 1 billion times – MUSO Piracy monitoring group MUSO has released its piracy data for Game of Thrones season 7.
  19. Newsfeed

    Top piracy sites among South Africans

    Top piracy sites among South Africans MyBroadband’s Piracy and Streaming Survey for 2017 has revealed that many tech-savvy South Africans pirate movies and TV series.
  20. Newsfeed

    Thousands of pirated video game links hosted on South African public website

    Thousands of pirated video game links hosted on South African public laboratory website MyBroadband was recently alerted to pirated video game download links on a domain belonging to the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).
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