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Filed under: PIRACY, THE PIRATE BAY
Fredrik Neij, the last co-founder of the web site only The Pirate Bay, has been arrested in North Korea while trying to cross the border into Thailand - wow, that sounds like a crappy plot of very cheap spy movie. Also, just to remind you, Peter Sunde was also nabbed in Sweden back in May and Gottfrid Svartholm was sentenced to 3...
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Filed under: PIRACY
A study completed by three college students has unearthed something that many might find surprising: piracy isn't quite as rampant as once thought. The academic paper utilized BitTorrent tracking to determine how prevalent piracy has become. The study was performed between late 2010 and early 2011 before data was compiled...
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Filed under: PIRACY
It seems developers have tried just about everything to thwart game piracy, some with positive results and others with an enraged group of customers. But one thing that hasn't been tried is trolling. Well, until now. Greenheart Games decided to combat piracy with guilt in its latest game, Game Dev Tycoon...
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It appears that the Xbox 360 version of the shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 got leaked one week before the official release of the game. In response, to streams that have also popped up, Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar tweeted: "If you are going to live-stream the game early, which I don't remotely recommend, you could at least be good at it...
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According to a report posted by Joystiq, MS is currently investigating reports of a leaked version of their soon-to-be-released shooter, Halo 4 (360). "We have seen the reports of 'Halo 4' content being propped on the Web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation," a Microsoft spokesperson revealed...
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Publisher Ubisoft has official revealed that for every PC title they sell, another nine are pirated. Although they were criticized time and again for their questionable anti-piracy measures, the company continues to fight the impossible fight...
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BBC reports that after a massive online protest, that took place on Wednesday, the US Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) have been postponed indefinitely. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) had this to say: "I have heard their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy...
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Filed under: SONY, NINTENDO, EA, SOPA, PIRACY, ANONYMOUS
Major companies such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo and EA officially pulled support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, which was created to "promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U...
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Filed under: PIRACY, DRM, GAMING, VOTING POLL
According to people who took part in our recent voting poll, piracy is 'good' because, well, games are too expensive. That's at least how we've put things in our poll. Here are the final results: All things considered, piracy is: Good, because games are too expensive...
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Filed under: PIRACY, ILLEGAL SOFTWARE
According to a report made by US trade body the Entertainment Software Association, 33 countries fail to adequately protect IP rights. The worst among these are, apparently, Italy, China, Spain, Brazil and France, which presumably represent 54% of global peer-to-peer game file sharing in 2010...
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Filed under: PIRACY, DRM, GAMING, VOTING POLL
As video game publishers continue their desperate struggle against that foul whore piracy, gamers often find themselves on the receiving end of crappy anti-piracy measures such as Ubisoft disastrous DRM scheme. But like many foul whores, piracy also serves its purpose when the going gets tough...
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Filed under: PS3, HACKING, SONY, PIRACY, HOTZ
After yesterday's news that Sony sued PS3 hackers, we now found out the groups have responded to the company's claims. The group called fail0verflow -- partly responsible for reverse-engineering PS3's security key generation process -- responded: "Our motivation was Sony's removal of OtherOS...
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Filed under: PS3, HACKING, SONY, PIRACY, HOTZ
Sony Computer Entertainment America is suing hacker George Hotz, as well as over 100 others (also members of fail0verflow), for publicly revealing the root key details and cracks for the corporation's console, the PlayStation 3. In case you were unaware, in 2010 Hotz published an exploit for the PS3...
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Looks like the shooter Halo: Reach got leaked and is already available for illegal download via various file-sharing websites. Apparently Halo: Reach -- due out September 14 -- was made available for reviewers through Xbox Live Marketplace (the download weighs around 7GB)...
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Filed under: RUSE, UBISOFT, DRM, PIRACY, PC GAMING, STEAM
Unlike most of Ubisoft's recent major releases such as Assassin's Creed 2, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Splinter Cell: Conviction, the upcoming strategy game R.U.S.E. will not be utilizes the publisher's controversial DRM. As it turns out, the game is going to empoy Steam...
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