Brand New Streaming Movie Service is Brilliant & Ridiculous

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Well, there’s a new streaming movie service on the block and it’s both brilliant and absolutely absurd. Called Zediva, it allows subscribers to watch movies online that are not available on services such as Netflix for another month because they are still in the DVD sales window. Sounds great? Sure, but the way it operates […]

Zenith, Another Excellent Film Released on BitTorrent for Free

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VODO -the independent BitTorrent distribution platform for filmmakers came out with another great release today. Zenith is a cataclysmic cyberpunk thriller, directed by Anonymous and featuring Jason Robards III, Emmy-winner Zohra Lampert and David Thornton. If we have to believe the reviews the film is worth watching. “A high-concept, brave-new-world sci-fi puzzle… echoes futuristic thrillers […]

White House: Streaming Should Be a Felony, Wiretap Infringers

President Obama's so-called "IP Czar" Victoria Espinel yesterday delivered a 20-page white paper containing her recommendations for future legislation, calling on Congress to make changes in order to make it easier to clamp down on copyright infringement. Among the recommendations are calls to turn streaming into a felony alongside authority to wiretap in copyright cases.

Ubisoft ‘Pirates’ Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Music From Demonoid

According to a report from a customer who just pre-ordered the digital deluxe edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ubisoft have just made yet another piracy related screw up. Hot on the heels of their earlier usage of a warez crack to fix Rainbox 6: Vegas 2, the publisher is now accused of downloading their own soundtrack from Demonoid, re-encoding it to a lower quality and selling it to the public.

Secret Australian Piracy Report Revealed and Debunked

Last week the Australian press referred to a study that claimed piracy was causing the local economy $900 million in losses, yet the report was carefully hidden from the public. After pressure from multiple sides the report has now finally been published, revealing significant flaws. The report appears to be nothing more that a direct translation of a bogus piracy study that aimed to mislead EU legislators last year.

Google’s the Largest Torrent Search Engine, isoHunt Tells Court

IsoHunt has continued with its legal battle against Hollywood. The site has filed its reply brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals in which it hints that Google, not isoHunt, is the largest BitTorrent search engine on the Internet. Through the appeal, isoHunt hopes to reverse the permanent injunction which ordered it to filter its search results, and obtain a jury trial instead of a summary judgment.

ISP Proposes Piracy Mitigation, Detection and Punishment Framework

Following its recent court victory over Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group AFACT, Internet service provider iiNet has been hard at work thinking of ways the issue of illicit file-sharing can be dealt with. Today it has presented a framework which includes the creation of an independent body to overlook a system of detection, warnings and punishments.

“Computers Are Never Going to get Worse at Copying Things”

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“The one thing that everyone should have uppermost in your mind when you’re designing your business is that computers are never going to get worse at copying things.” Author, blogger, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow is talking about digital rights management software (DRM), something he passionately opposes. He believes digital content should be shared freely, […]