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Pirated Copies Of Far Cry 4 Will Lack FOV Controls

11/19/2014, Developers these days are starting to become more sneaky when it comes to revealing who might have pirated their game. For example with The Sims 4, it seems that one of the ways developers know who pirated their game is when they post questions on the...

Man In Ohio Found Guilty Of Pirating Android Apps

11/07/2014, Piracy is illegal and over the years, we’ve seen people sent to jail and fined for pirating music, software, video games, books, and more. App piracy for mobile devices has been around for a while now and smartphone users who know where to look are able...

Google’s Anti-Piracy Algorithm Reportedly Off To A Good Start

10/28/2014, About a week ago, we reported that Google would be changing its search engine algorithm to better fight piracy. Prior to this Google had an algorithm in place that would remove piracy listings or those flagged by DMCA, thus not showing those results in...

Google To Roll Out Improved Anti-Piracy Search Algorithm

10/21/2014, We’re sure at one point or the other, we’ve tried to look for songs, books, movies, and more for download illegally via Google. However as you might have noticed, some of your search results have been removed due to takedown requests and because some...

E-Book Publishers Turn To Invisible Watermarks To Track Pirates

09/16/2014, Piracy in the tech scene is rampant. After all with music, movies, and books becoming digital, what’s stopping people from downloading them instead of purchasing them legally, right? While movie studios and the music industry have been pretty aggressive...

Man Jailed After He Bragged About Pirating Fast & Furious 6

08/22/2014, Piracy has long gone beyond just the seven seas, and the digital world does have its fair share of Blackbeards. In fact, records have been set and broken where online piracy is concerned, and in the latest bit of news concerning piracy, a British man was...

Lionsgate Sues Torrent Websites Over The Expendables 3 Leak

08/04/2014, About a couple of weeks ago, The Expendables 3 was leaked onto the internet where it quickly became available to download via torrents. Given that the movie’s official release date is set for the 15th of August, naturally and unsurprisingly Lionsgate...

The Pirate Bay Gets A New Mobile Website

07/25/2014, Piracy is a big no-no, but it seems that despite the best attempts by law enforcement agencies, movie studios, record labels, and etc., websites like The Pirate Bay continue to operate. In fact The Pirate Bay has even seen an increase in traffic recently,...

Beats Electronics Goes After Chinese Headphone Counterfeiters

07/11/2014, Real Beats headphones pictured left, counterfeit pictured right. Beats headphones do not come cheap as many of you guys have realized by now. However there are some parts of Asia where you can walk into an electronics store and see stacks of Beats...

Gamer Pirates Game, Accidentally Tells The Developer About It

07/09/2014, Most gamers know that it’s wrong to pirate and game, and yet many still do it. However many are smart and relatively decent enough to know that when it comes to support, approaching the developer directly for support about your pirated game really...

Popcorn Time Chromecast Support Inbound

07/07/2014, Despite efforts from content owners that spare no expense to stop piracy on the internet the fact remains that it is almost impossible to stop the flow of pirated content online. Even in this day and age when DMCA notices and lawsuits are commonly served...

Music Industry Website Hacked, Redirects To The Pirate Bay Instead

07/03/2014, The war between the record industry and the pirates is one that just doesn’t seem like it will be coming to an end anytime soon. Sometimes the industry wins, sometimes the pirates win, although in a recent case, it looks like the pirates could have won...