Android App Websites Seized in the U.S. for Alleged Copyright Violations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 22, 2012
The U.S. government posted takedown notices on applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com.
Tags: Android, piracy, websites, Justice Department, copyright infringement
Google Tackles Piracy by Removing Millions of URLs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 25, 2012
Microsoft asks the search engine to remove more links than anyone else does.
Tags: Google, search, Microsoft, piracy, links, copyright infringement
Software Lobby Calls China Piracy Pledge 'Incremental Progress'
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 20, 2011
China has pledged to implement new auditing tools to ensure the government is purchasing legitimate software, a move that met with cautious praise as a good first step from a leading anti-piracy lobby.
Tags: security, software, China, piracy, Business Software Alliance
White House Pledges Crackdown on Online Counterfeits
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 14, 2010
Senior administration officials talk tough about the illegal trafficking of online goods, zeroing in on health risks such as knock-off pharmaceuticals.
Tags: security, government IT, piracy, intellectual property, counterfeiting
Diluted ACTA IP Accord Offers Consolation to Digital-Rights Groups
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 08, 2010
With the final draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement now available to the public, interested parties evaluate the impact on Internet service providers.
Tags: piracy, IP, intellectual property, Copyright, digital asset protection
White House IP Boss: Digital Piracy Costs U.S. Jobs
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 05, 2010
Linking IP enforcement with the economic recovery, Victoria Espinel has high hopes for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement as the final draft nears completion and public release.
Tags: piracy, IP, intellectual property, Copyright, ACTA
White House IP Chief Talks Tough on Online Piracy
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 28, 2010
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel touts administration's efforts to crack down on Internet piracy, praises controversial Senate bill to blacklist offending sites.
Tags: security, piracy, IP, intellectual property, White House
Microsoft Rewrites Software Licenses for NGOs, Advocacy Groups
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 14, 2010
Following reports that Russian authorities have been using piracy charges to go after charities and outspoken advocacy groups, the software giant says it will rewrite the rules to stop government abuse.
Tags: Microsoft, software licenses, privacy, piracy, free software
White House IP Czar Pledges Piracy Crackdown
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 23, 2010
Administration official outlines to Senate committee plans to seek broad cooperation at home and abroad in fight against intellectual property infringement.
Tags: government IT, piracy, IP, governance, intellectual property
SIIA Extends Piracy Dragnet to Europe
By Larry Barrett | Article Published June 22, 2010
The trade association filed its first software piracy lawsuits in Europe in its latest effort to protect member companies from being ripped off on eBay.
Tags: software, lawsuits, piracy, eBay, SIIA
Microsoft Releases Latest Anti-Piracy Update
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 24, 2010
Previously known as Windows Genuine Advantage, Windows Activation Technologies' update adds detection of 70 activation hacks for Windows 7, aims to cut down on piracy and counterfeiting.
Tags: Microsoft, piracy, counterfeiting, anti-piracy, Windows Activation Technologies
Comcast Set to Enter Copyright Wars
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 27, 2010
By merging distribution with content, Comcast-NBC merger would up the ante on piracy deterrence for the cable giant.
Tags: piracy, Comcast, NBC, Copyright, Net Neutrality
SIIA Pays Out Record Rewards to Piracy Whistleblowers
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 26, 2010
The principal trade association for the software and digital content industry paid a record amount of cash to sources who dropped a dime on software pirates.
Tags: software, piracy, eBay, SIIA, prosecution
Why Software Piracy Pays
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 02, 2009
When you shell out $200 for your discounted upgrade of Windows 7 Professional, you're actually helping pay for a copy for someone in China.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Microsoft, Vista, piracy
Software Piracy Keeps on Growing
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 12, 2009
The multi-year growth trend in software piracy shows no sign of abating, according to a business group.
Tags: software, piracy, media