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Anti-virus firm ESET has made changes to one of its posts about torrent files and clients, after an op-ed published on iTWire gained an airing on the Web.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:50

BitChute: the first serious YouTube competitor?

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has dominated the market for video sharing despite the best efforts from alternatives such as Dailymotion and Vimeo. However, an interesting new competitor called BitChute may be about to give Youtube a long overdue kick up the backside, using potentially market disrupting technology.

Published in Entertainment

Telstra has implemented blocking of websites that link to material that allegedly infringe copyright but users are easily able to get past it, according to a published report.

Published in Entertainment

Can you trust the software on your computer does what it states, and nothing else? uTorrent has proven the value of open source software by mistreating the trust of its users.

Published in The Linux Distillery

iiNet and its battle with the Dallas Buyers Club has seen iiNet potentially infected by the Hollywood Internet Virus (HIV), which can lead to a full-blown case of AIDS: the Acquired Internet Downloaders Syndrome.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 27 October 2014 07:31

iiNet Downloaders Club - not that kind of club?

iiNet and copyright infringement is back in the news, with the owners of the Dallas Buyers Club movie applying to the Federal Court to force iiNet to divulge contact details for IP addresses alleged to have downloaded the movie.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 11:55

Australia breaks the most bad

We may have lost the Ashes and we may now be terrible at rugby, but Australia sure loves its illegal downloading.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 12 August 2013 10:43

All aboard the Pirate Bay web browser

The ongoing NSA privacy scandal and resulting outrage has at least resulted in some cool apps and tools, and The Pirate Bay is the latest group to join the fray with a new private browser.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:00

The Pirate Bay co-founder walks the plank

One of the co-founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has today gone on trial, charged with hacking and stealing data from an government IT services company.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 18 January 2013 12:21

Damn I missed (insert TV program/movie here)

 It is now euphemistically called “catch-up” – no longer do you have to feel as if you are a criminal for downloading the TV show/movie you missed. Or do you?

Published in Entertainment
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:29

A fresh approach to copyright works wonders

Back in December, the Mexican-American stand-up comedian Louis C.K. did something that was way out of left field. He  had one of his shows recorded by professionals and put it online for sale. No big companies involved, no trimmings. And no DRM.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 31 October 2011 09:38

Bitcoin miner Trojan arrives for Mac OS X

Trojanised versions of legitimate Mac software steal processing power as well as information.

Published in Security
Monday, 14 February 2011 14:59

Get in the zone with Sony's Killzone competition

Just as Killzone 3 leaks to torrent sites, Sony has announced a competition to find the ultimate Killzone fan'¦ could it be you?

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 04 February 2010 14:45

iiNet verdict: time for film industry to wake up

While iiNet chief executive Michael Malone gets a good night's rest, probably the first such night he's had since the case filed by the film industry kicked off, it is time for the doyens of the film industry to reflect on what this verdict means for them.
Published in Government Tech Policy

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