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Even customers who paid in advance for long-term unlimited storage at RapidShare will see it disappear on March 20. The company says its terms of service permit such abrupt changes.
CNET talks to Daniel Raimer, general counsel of media-hosting site RapidShare, about the technologies he uses to curb piracy.
RapidShare and MediaFire are defending themselves against accusations that their cyberlocker services violate copyright, but copyright owners say they're largely unimpressed.
After striving to rework its image and prove it doesn't deal in piracy, BitTorrent is quietly allowed back into the Web giant's auto-complete search suggestions.
There wasn't much difference between 2011 and 2012 for online entertainment, with both years being rather lackluster. But there's no question that 2012 offered far more controversy and conflict.
Harvey Weinstein, the man who helped produce "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love," says authorities should shut down sites that "steal content." Weinstein, however, sounds out of touch about who is to blame.
In an effort to curb online piracy, the search giant is censoring Web sites in its Instant and Autocomplete feature "that are frequently used to find content that infringes copyrights."
Online file storage site FileSonic is no longer online, months after it restricted users' service in the wake of the MegaUpload raid.
The French Supreme Court has ruled that Google can be required to censor terms like "torrent" and "Megaupload" from autocomplete suggestions.
A French court rules that the search giant might have to curb "piracy-related" words in its autocomplete and instant features.