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.
The Pirate Bay has found a new home for its popular torrent website on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.
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.
Plans for a big crackdown on illegal downloading have been postponed, because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
We've spent quite a bit of time in recent weeks analyzing the "free-to- play" gaming phenomenon.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of British porn fans will be hovering by the front door this week, hoping to intercept letters accusing them of illegal downloads.
A British student faces extradition to the US on piracy charges after a controversial court decision.
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.
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.
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.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is perceived as such a threat to liberty that one or its leading proponents has withdrawn support.
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.
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.
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!
The US government is determined to stop online piracy, even if it means turning the Internet into a full on virtual police state.
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.
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vice president Greg Frazier recently declared that "democratizing culture" was not in the association's interest.