piracy

piracy

Online Piracy Can Be Good for Business, Researchers Find

Ham-fisted attacks on internet pirates may actually be counterproductive, researchers warn.
Karl Bode
1.28.19
Culture

Forget Netflix: Inside the Forums Where People Share Obscure Pirated Movies

It's difficult to draw the line between distributing essential, hard-to-find cultural relics and piracy.
Tania Tapia Jáuregui
1.7.19
piracy

Nintendo Sues Californian for Selling Modded NES Classic and Switch Hacks

This week Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Mikel Euskaldunak, who allegedly offered tools to help people run pirated games on their Nintendo Switch, as well as sold NES Classic consoles preloaded with more games.
Joseph Cox
12.13.18
Science

'The Pirate Bay of Science' Continues to Get Attacked Around the World

After publishers sued Sci-Hub, Russian ISPs are now preventing users from accessing the valuable scientific data repository and paywall killer.
Karl Bode
12.3.18
piracy

The Music Industry Asks US Government to Make 'Unauthorized Streaming' a Felony

The RIAA has also renewed calls for the government to consider 'website blocking' and filtering to stop music piracy.
Karl Bode
11.29.18
Nintendo Switch

How Pirated Versions of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Leaked Weeks Before Release

“As far as Switch games go this is the biggest ever,” one Switch piracy community member said.
Joseph Cox
11.26.18
The Weakest Link

Inside the Messy, Dark Side of Nintendo Switch Piracy

Doxing rivals, stealing each other’s files, and poking around Nintendo’s servers are all a normal part of the ballooning Nintendo Switch hacking and piracy scenes.
Joseph Cox
11.13.18
Gaming

Couple Who Ran ROM Site to Pay Nintendo $12 Million

Crackdown on ROM sites and emulators could spell an existential threat to retro gaming.
Wajeeh Maaz
11.13.18
Digital Millennium Copyright Act

AT&T Will Kick Internet Users Offline for Piracy

But critics say losing access to an essential utility is a problematic over-reaction to copyright infringement.
Karl Bode
11.6.18
piracy

Canada Eyes Ban On Shady Piracy Warnings That Demand Payment

Bill C-86 would end the obligation for ISPs to forward misleading copyright infringement notices that ask for a settlement payment to customers accused of pirating media.
Karl Bode
11.1.18
piracy

What Happens When Telecom Companies Search Your Home for Piracy

Adam Lackman ran TVAddons, a site hosting unofficial addons for Kodi media player. A legal team representing powerful telecom and media companies—Bell and Rogers included—searched his home and sued him for piracy. Now, he's fighting to make it to trial.
Jordan Pearson
10.25.18
copyright

Lawyers for 'GTA: Online' Get Court Order to Search Homes of Alleged Cheat Makers

Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive obtained a search warrant from an Australian court to search the homes and computers of the people allegedly behind the 'Infamous' mod menu cheat.
Karl Bode
10.16.18
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