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RIAA File-Sharing Case Restarts   15 Jun, 2009

Jury selection began June 15 in the retrial of Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a Minnesota mother of two who...More>>

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RIAA Halts Strategy of Suing Individual Music Downloaders   22 Dec, 2008

The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) decision Dec. 19 to abandon its years-long...More>>

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Rights Groups Seek to Quash Subpoenas in Movie-Download Lawsuits    4 Jun, 2010

Several civil liberties organizations late June 3 filed ‘friend-of-the-court” briefs in support...More>>

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Russian Youth Say 'Nyet' to Facebook, 'Da' to Ad-Supported Video   14 Jan, 2014

Facebook may be the world’s largest social media platform with more than a billion unique users....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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Sony Lawyer: 'The Interview' Will be Released   22 Dec, 2014

Home entertainment could save the day for Sony Pictures and its ‘R’-rated buddy comedy 'The...More>>

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Sony Releases Blu-ray in China   19 Nov, 2008

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is hoping to avoid another format war, this time in China, by...More>>

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Sony Secures Technology Capable of Blocking Used Video Games   3 Jan, 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan reportedly has secured a patent for technology that would only...More>>

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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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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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Studio Execs Mull Changing Face of Content Protection   6 Dec, 2012

Mitch Singer, chief digital strategy officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment, isn’t suggesting...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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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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Studios Sue to Have Pirate Bay Shuttered   28 Jul, 2009

Sony, Paramount, Disney and 10 other studios have sued Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay...More>>

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Studios, PayPal Shut Down Illegal Disc Operations   29 Jun, 2011

With the help of the Asia Pacific arm of the Motion Picture Association, PayPal June 22 permanently...More>>

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Study: Blu-ray Renters Rip Too   27 Jul, 2010

CENTURY CITY, Calif. — Michael Greeson, founding partner of research firm The Diffusion Group,...More>>

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Study: Nearly $2 Billion in Potential Disc Sales Lost for Top Pirated Movies   3 Apr, 2013

Movie studios lost nearly $2 billion in revenue on potential disc sales for the top 10 pirated...More>>

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Study: Removing DRM May Reduce Piracy   11 Oct, 2011

A joint study by Rice University and Duke University challenges the idea that music digital rights...More>>

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Study: Shutdown of Piracy Sites Ups Digital Movie Sales   7 Mar, 2013

The shuttering of websites catering to pirated movies and TV shows reportedly can increase digital...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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