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ISPs and rights holders quietly ditch three-strikes piracy scheme

Rights holders and ISPs have agreed on one thing: That they can't agree on costs for implementing an copyright notice scheme, and that the anti-piracy measures should be officially canned.

By 24 May 2016


Oculus Rift update designed to remove Vive compatibility backfires, enables full-scale piracy

Revive creator finds a way to bypass the software ownership check.

By 24 May 2016


Don't feel guilty: This is your brain on piracy

A new study shows why you don't feel bad about torrenting the latest "Game of Thrones".

By 11 May 2016


Getty lodges Google Images piracy complaint with the EU

The photo agency is complaining to the European Commission that Google is making image thieves of us all.

By 28 April 2016


Once again, Australia leads the 'Game of Thrones' piracy charge

The sixth season of "Game of Thrones" premiered over the weekend, and already piracy is rife, with Australia once again topping the charts.

By 26 April 2016


Three strikes out: Anti-piracy scheme shelved over 'prohibitive' costs

A plan to send individual warning letters over piracy has been shelved after rights holders "decided not to push it forward" due to "prohibitive" costs. But pirates be warned: Content owners are pushing for a much more streamlined system.

By 18 February 2016


Nintendo Victory Against Piracy Mod Doesn't Set Precedent, Says Lawyer

European Court rules in favor of platform holder, but that doesn't make all modchips illegal.

By 16 November 2015


'Less Surface, more service': Girt by CNET podcast 74

This week the Girt crew looks at whether we're still getting overhyped by VR, what's happened to both Windows Phone and the Three Strikes piracy laws, plus preparing for Computex 2016.

By 27 May 2016


Game of Thrones premiere makes Aussie pay TV history

Never mind the pirates: Foxtel rakes in its best ever viewership figures on the back of the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones.

By 12 May 2016


Digital advocates call DMCA copyright restrictions unconstitutional

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the government, arguing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has outlived its usefulness in protecting copyrighted material from pirates and stifles free speech.

By 23 July 2016