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Microsoft’s Mark of Shame for Windows 10 Pirates

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Last month Microsoft offered to provide users of Windows 7 and 8.1 with the upcoming Windows 10 for free. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems at Microsoft, clarified to Reuters shortly thereafter that the upgrade would include “all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine,” meaning that anyone with Windows 7 or 8.1—regardless of whether it was purchased or pirated—could ...

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ISPs required by law to block torrent and piracy sites

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Internet service providers in Australia might be hit with a new piece of legislation soon that will require their action in the prevention of piracy in the online medium. A new bill called the Copyright Amendment was brought in front of Parliament in Australia today, proposing the complete block of websites that may contain and distribute copyrighted materials. The legislation ...

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The UK starts new anti-piracy campaign, education instead of punishment

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Internet service providers and governments have been looking for ways of dealing with piracy for the longest time. Most of the measures tested revolve around punishing people who download files illegally or just outright blocking access to torrent websites altogether. While mildly successful, these measures arn’t really a solution and most pirates know ways of bypassing them and keep downloading ...

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Anti-piracy music site turned into Pirate Bay proxy by hackers

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An Argentinian music industry group that goes by the name of CAPIF managed to obtain a blocking injunction against The Pirate Bay a few days ago. This action lead to 11 internet service providers being forced to block 256 Birate Bay IP addresses and 12 domains, which made the torrent website almost completely inaccessible throughout the county. Argentina thus became the first county ...

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Ubisoft admits that DRM will not stop piracy

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CD Projekt Red are not the only company that thinks DRM is bad for the industry, Ubisoft also shares a similar opinion. The Witcher 3 devs recently stated that gamers “are not criminals and they do not need DRM.” Now Ubisoft steps forth and says that digital rights management are punishing paying players while also admitting that this system will not stop ...

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