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Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today

A few hours ago Japan introduced new anti-piracy legislation designed to clamp down on illegal file-sharing. The regime is one of the most draconian in the world. In most countries users are only targeted when they upload copyright-infringing material to other Internet users, but the new law's wording means that…

Free Access To Dozens of Anonymous VPNs Via New University Project

As citizens around the world endure Internet censorship of all types, a Japanese university has stepped in to level the playing field. Whether you're in Iran or China and blocked from YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, or in the UK desperate to get back on The Pirate Bay, KAT or H33T,…

3D Printer DRM Patent To Stop People Downloading a Car

DRM systems in the digital media world are nothing new and are utilized extensively in the music, movie and video games industries. Now, after applying four years ago, a company has this week obtained a patent for a DRM system that aims to stop future owners of 3D printers from…

DNS ‘Seizure’ Takes Out MegaUpload

For the past 24 hours the hugely popular MegaUpload file-hosting service has been rendered inaccessible across many countries around the world. With the United States government 'Cyber Monday' domain seizures fresh in everyone's mind, fingerpointing has been directed at the U.S. authorities. The problems, however, seem to be rooted with…

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