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‘piracy’ Archives

Sony BMG’s hypocrisy: company busted for using warez

Sony BMG’s hypocrisy: company busted for using warez

Sony BMG is no stranger to piracy. As one of the most vocal supporters of the RIAA and IFPI antipiracy efforts, the company has some experience hunting down and punishing consumers who don't pay for its products. The company is getting some experience on the other side of the table, however, now that it's being sued for software [...]

Mukasey: ZOMG Piracy Funding Terror! NOES!!!1!

Mukasey: ZOMG Piracy Funding Terror! NOES!!!1!

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups. In remarks to Silicon Valley executives at the Tech Museum of Innovation, Mukasey said the economy and national security of the United States are [...]

60% of Photoshop Users are PIRATES!

60% of Photoshop Users are PIRATES!

So here it is… the one week results from our previous poll on software piracy. In that short time, we’ve had nearly 500 photographers cast their votes and the outcome is quite interesting. It looks like Adobe’s high-end photo editing software packages (like Photoshop and Lightroom) are hot items in the pirated software [...]

Microsoft Doubles Up On Security Features

Microsoft Doubles Up On Security Features

Security Sticker Defeats Product Key In Showdown Of Annoying Security Devices See, I try to be a good guy and purchase a retail copy of Windows XP to use on my Macbook. But the stupid security sticker is covering up the last five digits of the product key, and trying to remove the security sticker tears the label. I give up. Source

Metallica to Promote Record Store Day

Metallica to Promote Record Store Day

They just can't get into the 21st century, can they? ugh. Metallica will make a special appearance at Rasputin Records in Mountain View, California, to mark the official celebration of all independent record stores. With the collapse of Tower Records and the many other chains, this is an attempt by the metal gods to recognize and support the [...]

Just in case you missed the memo: Tracking you with torrents

Good video for Torrent beginners...

Casual Games and Piracy: The Truth

Casual Games and Piracy: The Truth

Just how rampant is piracy in PC casual gaming? In a startling installment of his regular Gamasutra column, Reflexive's director of marketing Russell Carroll (Wik, Ricochet) reveals the 92% piracy rate for one of his company's games, and what worked (and didn't work) when they tried to fix it. “It looks like around 92% of the people [...]

The Pirates Can’t Be Stopped

The Pirates Can’t Be Stopped

The following is a decent article about when "Ethan" hacked into the MediaDefender company, at the end of 2006... From: Ty Heath Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 7:02 p.m. To: it Subject: pm webserverThe 65.120.42.146 pm webserver has been compromised As a side note, please do not ever use the old passwords on anything. "The first time [...]

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