US senators in anti-piracy crackdown

A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a bill that would grant the Justice Department additional powers to shutter websites offering pirated music and movies.

Microsoft pledges to protect NGOs from Russian government harassment

Microsoft says it plans to investigate reports that its anti-piracy policy has been used by the Russian authorities to stifle political opposition.

Film studios 'launch cyber attacks on torrent sites'

An Indian firm has blithely admitted carrying out DDoS attacks on illegal torrent websites on behalf of movie companies including 20th Century Fox.

Nintendo in 3DS anti-piracy lockdown

Nintendo is determined to prevent its 3DS handheld console from falling victim to rampant piracy.

Hurt Locker producer sues 5,000 BitTorerent users

Hurt Locker producer Voltage Pictures has filed a widely-anticipated lawsuit against illegal file sharers.

Senators fire a broadside at 'notorious' pirates

The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus has called Pirate Bay one of the six worst pirate organisations in the world.

Nintendo in software piracy smackdown

Nintendo has filed a civil lawsuit against NXPGame for allegedly selling illegal video game copiers.

Nintendo to fight software piracy in 3D

Nintendo has announced plans to implement advanced anti-piracy measures in its upcoming 3D handheld device to prevent the unauthorized distribution of games.

Movie companies permitted to disable set-top box output remotely

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided that movie companies should be allowed to switch off features of consumers' televisions in their own homes.

MPIAA, RIAA call for draconian new anti-piracy measures

Movie companies and recording companies are calling for spyware to be installed on all computers to detect and delete pirated material.

Organisations exaggerate costs of piracy, says GOA

Every year, piracy costs US industry as much as - well, it seems nobody knows how much after all. A report from the Government Accountability Office has concluded that it's near impossible to quantify.

Careless Piracy costs jobs

We've all become accustomed to the incessant whining from the music industry and Hollywood that piracy is killing them, but now apparently, there's proof that your illegal download habit is adding workers to the already long unemployment lines.

Game over for Mario pirate

An Australian man has agreed to pay Nintendo a whopping $1.3 million for illegally uploading New Super Mario Bros for the Wii to the internet, six days before its release.