Apple sued over pretty poor privacy
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The Case claims it was flogging users' private data

If a US court case is to be believed, the fruity cargo cult Apple has been lying to the world about not making a buck or two out of flogging user data.

Piracy is driven by availability and price
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People don't want to break the law

A new study carried out by New Zealand telecoms group Vocus Group NZ has concluded that "piracy isn't driven by law-breakers" but by the availability of legal content and the ability to pay.

Microsoft fighting Asian pirates
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Piracy everywhere

Microsoft has announced the results of an investigation into Asian software piracy and noticed that there is a huge uptick in theft.

Streaming is killing music piracy
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Drops below 10 per cent

Big content will have to find other reasons why its shallow, talentless music stars are not making them money, now that music piracy figures have dropped to a record low. 

EU buries report that says piracy is harmless
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Big content would not allow it

The EU paid a Dutch consulting firm, Ecorys 360,000 euro to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content and then buried it because it would anger the Big Content mafia.

Movie stealing was a failure in Bollywood
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Box office disaster averted.

Stealing a movie in India proved a song and dance for the hackers who ended up arrested.

Hitting pirates does not improve box-office revenues
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Big Content failing on so many levels

A new academic study has poured cold water on Big Content’s claim that a graduated response policies against file-sharers does not improve its box office revenues.

Piracy up over Netflix antics
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Make it too difficult and people will opt for piracy

Movie piracy has been on the decline for a while as legitimate content at a reasonable price became available. However that has turned around again as Netflix attempted to bring in a regional control system which makes it difficult for users to get the content they want.

Hacker out of commission


Google take-down is censorship