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A Better Piracy Mousetrap   28 Mar, 2014

Google, Viacom litigation hastened development of software capable of flagging videos for...More>>

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Studios Sue Owners of Shuttered MegaUpload Piracy Site   7 Apr, 2014

Major studios April 7 filed a lawsuit against Megaupload and its key operators — Kim Dotcom,...More>>

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MPAA, Cloud Experts Discuss Storage, Security   9 Apr, 2014

James Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, said at NAB the content industry...More>>

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DECE Approves NAGRA Streaming DRM Software   16 Apr, 2014

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem said it has approved Nagra Media Access PRM as the...More>>

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Hollywood Embraces China Despite Ongoing Piracy Concerns   30 Apr, 2014

Hollywood and U.S. tech companies continue to covet China’s burgeoning middle-class consumer...More>>

Pirated DVDs confiscated by Chinese authorities in 2011
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U.K. Theaters Ban Google Glass   7 Jul, 2014

The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association, the trade group behind the U.K.’s movie theaters, has...More>>

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Aereo TV Seeks to License Network Programming   9 Jul, 2014

The Manhattan, N.Y.-based subscription service July 9 said it is eligible to license network...More>>

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Study: Spanish Piracy an Ongoing 'Problema'   9 Jul, 2014

A May study conducted by research firm Gfk found that 51% of Spain’s consumers in 2013 accessed...More>>

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Europe's Largest Illegal Disc Replicator Raided   16 Jul, 2014

Authorities in Germany have raided what prosecutors believe was Europe’s biggest underground...More>>

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Anime Producers Searching for New Ways to Fight Piracy   25 Jul, 2014

If there’s one genre of home entertainment that’s been especially ravaged by piracy, it’s...More>>

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Lionsgate Takes 'Expendables 3' Pirates to Court   1 Aug, 2014

Weeks before 'The Expendables 3' hits theaters Aug. 15, a high-quality version of the Lionsgate...More>>

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Missouri Man Sentenced to Year in Jail for Selling Pirated DVDs   12 Aug, 2014

A Missouri man has been sentenced to 13 months in federal jail after being convicted of selling...More>>

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British Man Given 33-Month Prison Sentence for Movie Piracy   22 Aug, 2014

A British national has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegally recording a major...More>>

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Melbourne Man Sentenced to Year in Jail for DVD Piracy   27 Aug, 2014

A Melbourne, Australia man has been sentenced to a year in jail for illegally selling thousands of...More>>

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Streaming Wars Down Under   16 Sep, 2014

Netflix may have thought its biggest challenge this week was making nice with old-school French...More>>

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MPAA Reveals 'World's Most Notorious' DVD Piracy Markets   27 Oct, 2014

Home entertainment may be going digital, but illegal counterfeiting of DVD movies remains rampant...More>>

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BitTorrent: Our Users Buy/Rent More Movie Discs   25 Nov, 2014

BitTorrent, the file-sharing platform often associated with illegal downloads of movies and music,...More>>

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FBI Investigating Online Leaks of Sony Movies   1 Dec, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly has been called in to investigate a Nov. 27 foreign...More>>

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Sony Hackers Warn Against 'Interview' DVD Release   19 Dec, 2014

Sony Pictures has received new email threats from the cyber terrorists with North Korean ties...More>>

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2014 Year in Review   21 Dec, 2014

The industry’s move toward digital delivery became even more pronounced in 2014, with the rise of...More>>

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