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SOPA Vote Delayed   23 Dec, 2011

The House Judiciary Committee recently delayed debate on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) to 2012,...More>>

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‘Fast Five’ Most Pirated Film of 2011   3 Jan, 2012

Pirated copies of Universal’s Fast Five were downloaded more than 9.2 million times during 2011,...More>>

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MPAA Speaks Against OPEN Act Again   12 Jan, 2012

The Motion Picture Association of America has again come out strongly against the Online Protection...More>>

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Battle Over Piracy Bills Heats Up   17 Jan, 2012

Further changes to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, won’t come until February,...More>>

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Lawmakers Jump Ship on Piracy Bills   18 Jan, 2012

Several members of Congress withdrew their names from controversial antipiracy bills Jan. 18, while...More>>

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Justice Department Shuts Down Piracy Site   19 Jan, 2012

Amid all the debate over piracy bills before Congress, the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI Jan....More>>

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China Opens Up Market to U.S. Movies   18 Feb, 2012

The Obama administration and Chinese officials Feb. 17 announced a détente of sorts in the ongoing...More>>

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Studios Go After Hotfile   8 Mar, 2012

Five major studios are going after file-sharing site Hotfile in court, accusing the hosting service...More>>

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Kaleidescape Files Appeal on DVD Movie Storage Case   12 Mar, 2012

Kaleidescape has filed an appeal of a permanent injunction by a California Superior Court that...More>>

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Report: ‘Hunger Games’ Download Searches Can be ‘Poisonous’   2 Apr, 2012

Those looking for a free copy online of 'The Hunger Games' could be in for a nasty surprise,...More>>

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MPAA Chief: SOPA is ‘Dead’   12 Apr, 2012

Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, said April...More>>

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Chinese Video Sites Launch ‘Pro-Legitimate’ Campaign   12 Apr, 2012

The international Motion Picture Association and major Chinese online video sites Youku, Sohu,...More>>

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New Copyright Alert System to Target File-Sharing Users    16 Apr, 2012

Starting July 1 the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will oversee a program that has the...More>>

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Apple, Samsung CEOs Agree to Settlement Talks   18 Apr, 2012

The chief executives of consumer technology giants Apple and Samsung reportedly have agreed to meet...More>>

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MPAA CEO: Hollywood Must Get ‘Connected’   24 Apr, 2012

Hollywood studios must embrace younger moviegoers on their turf — through connected devices and...More>>

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‘Hurt Locker’ Creators Go After BitTorrent Users   25 Apr, 2012

More than 2,500 people who allegedly downloaded a copy of 'The Hurt Locker' in 2010 are being...More>>

'The Hurt Locker'
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Report: Online Piracy Supplanting Physical   1 May, 2012

The market for pirated movie and music discs increasingly is being replaced by digital files and...More>>

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British Court Orders Pirate Bay Blocked   1 May, 2012

Five of the United Kingdom’s biggest Internet service providers (ISPs) have been ordered by...More>>

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MPAA Hires New Internet Enforcement Chief   21 May, 2012

The Motion Picture Association of America has brought on former Nintendo counsel Marc Miller as its...More>>

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Google, YouTube Win French Piracy Case   29 May, 2012

Google is not responsible for filtering copyrighted content on YouTube, a French court has ruled,...More>>

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