School teacher faces jail for uploading book

A school teacher who uploaded a history book on his website as a free educational resource for poor students faces two years in jail, forced labour, or a fine.

Pirate Bay finds a new home

The Pirate Bay has found a new home for its popular torrent website on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

Google still promoting pirate sites, says stroppy RIAA

Record labels are accusing Google of continuing to promote pirate sites to the top of search results, despite commitments from the company that it wouldn't do so.

'Six strikes' anti-piracy measures postponed until next year

Plans for a big crackdown on illegal downloading have been postponed, because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Towards a free-to-play gaming future

We've spent quite a bit of time in recent weeks analyzing the "free-to- play" gaming phenomenon.

Free-to-play tries to take on piracy

Piracy is perhaps the greatest fear of many entertainment companies. The movie business is terrified of it, with the phenomenon also causing considerable damage to the adult industry.

Feds seize three site domains over Android piracy allegations

Federal officials - acting under orders from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) - have seized three website domain names allegedly engaged in the "illegal distribution" of copyrighted Android cell phone apps.



Dotcom search warrants ruled illegal

A New Zealand judge has ruled that the search warrants against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid, and that data shouldn't have been handed to the FBI.

Porn pirates on tenterhooks as warning letters go out

Thousands of British porn fans will be hovering by the front door this week, hoping to intercept letters accusing them of illegal downloads.

Court approves US extradition of British 'pirate'

A British student faces extradition to the US on piracy charges after a controversial court decision.

Reformed pirate sues over nicked ideas

An Australian man who was forced a few years ago to pay $150 million for music piracy is now suing some of the world's biggest tech companies for patent infringement.

ESA spent $1.1M on lobbying fees

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) spent a whopping $1.1 million lobbying Congress, the FCC, the FTC and other government agencies during the third quarter of 2011.



Game studios ditching PCs, blame "piracy"

There was a time when PC gaming was all the rage, with plenty of fanbois more than happy to throw down a cool $3,000+ for a hot new rig to play the latest and greatest FPS.

Even the Business Software Alliance doesn't like SOPA any more

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is perceived as such a threat to liberty that one or its leading proponents has withdrawn support.

Half world's PC users steal most of their software

Nearly half the world’s PC users get most or all of their software illegally, according to the Business Software Alliance - twice as many in some developing countries.

Official music streaming to launch in China

Chinese search giant Baidu has put an end to six years' arguing over piracy and signed a deal with Sony, Warner and Universal through their One-Stop China operation.

Unplugging: ISPs wage war against music piracy

When was the last time you illegally downloaded music or movies? You may not remember, but there could be some watching who will. Hey, don’t look at us . . . MXDWN is just the messenger!

Analysis: New US anti-piracy bill will kill the Internet

The US government is determined to stop online piracy, even if it means turning the Internet into a full on virtual police state.

Pirate-fighting robot aims to make the seas a safer place

This time two weeks ago, I was sitting in a rather delightful beach bar on the south coast of Sri Lanka with a bunch of chaps who were very generous with the beers.

MPAA: We have no interest in "democratizing culture"

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vice president Greg Frazier recently declared that "democratizing culture" was not in the association's interest.