Ahoy, me mateys, there's no honour among thieves, as cyber attacks (which are illegal) target illegal software pirates from accessing infamous pirate site The Pirate Bay, who are presumably crying out the homophone "aaaaargghhhh" in frustration.
GUEST CONTRIBUTION By Dean Chester, CoolTechZone: How often do we see advertisements hailing a service as “the best VPN for Netflix” as if that is the primary reason to use a virtual private network? Quite often, and sometimes they are made by the providers themselves.
GUEST CONTRIBUTION: How often do we see advertisements hailing a service as “the best VPN for Netflix” as if that is the primary reason to use a virtual private network? Quite often, and sometimes they are made by the providers themselves.
Australians are generally downloading less copyrighted material in 2018, compared to the previous year, but streaming has gone up, according to a survey for the Department of Communications and the Arts carried out by Indigenous professional Services.
BSA is "The Software Alliance", the "principal trade association for the world’s most innovative software companies" and while it is famously known for its "compliance programs that promote legal software use", the organisation also "advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy".
The Australian Government's pledge to extend safe harbour copyright provisions and consult on fair use has met with disapproval from the Motion Picture Association of America, a lobby group for film studios.
Video solutions company Linius Technology is to provide Roadshow Films, a division of Village Roadshow, with an anti-piracy solution for its patented video virtualisation engine.
Foxtel is giving the big F to piracy sites as it welcomes continued court action on piracy site blocking, with “Yes Movies, Vumoo, Los Movies, Cartoon HD, Putlocker and more” to walk the plank of ISP blocking.
It’s no token sale just for the sake of it, but the first chance to support Veredictum’s crypto-anti-piracy platform with a "core target raise of $7.5 million and a hard cap stretch target of $20 million".
Foxtel has “welcomed the sentencing of a Sydney man for his role in the selling of unauthorised access to Foxtel services".
A Sydney man has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison for possessing and selling thousands of DVDs on which films and TV programmes were recorded without the consent of the licence holders.
Software industry advocacy group BSA The Software Alliance has settled four cases of unlicensed software use across Australia with $65,500 in total damages awarded against businesses.
Digital watermarks embedded in a copied digital print of the Indian blockbuster Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion led police in the Indian city of Hyderabad to the theatre from which the copy had been made, and thence to the men who had attempted to use the stolen print to extort money.
Software industry advocacy group, the BSA|The Software Alliance, reached a record settlement of $200,000 with a Sydney-based engineering firm in 2016 which saw a record total amount of $589,000 in damages obtained in the year for the use of unlicensed software in Australia.
Foxtel has chosen not to take legal action against two men who illegally streamed the Danny Green v Anthony Mundine fight live on Facebook on 3 February, choosing instead to give them a rap over the knuckles and force publication of a formal apology.
Video technology developer Linius is planning to launch four new distinct business units targeted at what the company says are significantly sized markets with revenue in the tens of billions of dollars, including the piracy and media security market.
Foxtel has welcomed the Federal Court’s decisions to block five of the largest online piracy sites under legislation passed by the Parliament in 2015, hailing the judgment as a major step in combating piracy in Australia.
Veredictum is using blockchain technology to allow creative individuals to protect their work against piracy
There has been a considerable amount of triumphalism evident in US government statements following the arrest of Artem Vaulin, the alleged head of the Kickass Torrents website, and the subsequent shutdown of seven domains it was using.
Blockchain makes people think of bitcoin, but its distributed ledger nature means its uses are far and wide, and that even includes reducing piracy.
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