Piracy

  • Explained: Why Microsoft fails to get more people in emerging markets pay for its software August 11, 2014

    San Francisco: On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low. It's a problem that hasn't...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report June 26, 2014

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus highlights the...
  • How big brands are unwittingly funding online piracy June 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's. That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Internet piracy's funding sources. Content thieves attract visitors with the promise of free downloads and streams...
  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability February 20, 2014

    It is no secret that bookstores have been in dire straits for quite a while now. With digital books available legitimately and otherwise, the print media is facing an increasing threat of extinction. The fear of oblivion might not be as acute in India, but with gadgets facilitating the easy...
  • Piracy and its grey areas February 20, 2014

    Up until very recently, online piracy of books was not a widespread phenomenon. Mainly because of the effort it takes to scan each individual page in order to make it available digitally. However, the digitization of books has made it much easier for soft-copies of books to get uploaded on...
  • Mohanlal thanks Anti –Piracy cell via Facebook February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: When Mohanlal's film 'Drishyam' got leaked online, the producers of the film faced a set back in terms of Box Office collection. Now, Mohanlal has come up with a statement thanking the Anti-Piracy department for helping them to stop the piracy to further extent. On his official page, the...
  • Removing DRM increases music sales by 10 per cent December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: DRM (Digital Rights Management), the controversial technology used to prevent copying and sharing of digital content, has also been criticised for not doing much good for the companies whose bottomlines it was meant to protect. Now a new study further reestablishes the belief. According to a study by University...
  • Man arrested for supplying pirated CDs July 29, 2013

    An electronics shop owner was arrested in Seoni for allegedly selling and distributing pirated CDs and DVDs, police said on Monday. Sanjay Jain, owner of Venus CD and Electronics, was apprehended on Sunday and a haul of 1156 CDs and 2215 DVDs seized from his possession after Kotwali police raided his...
  • Bengal music industry to protest Music World closure June 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Hundreds of musicians, technicians and artists from West Bengal are set to participate in a protest against piracy, digitisation and indiscriminate Internet music download June 20 here in the wake of Music World deciding to shut its landmark store in the hep and stylish Park Street. The decision by top...
  • Mobile application to combat film piracy launched April 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: A mobile phone application that helps combat film piracy designed by Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce with the support of the US Consulate General, was launched by US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell on Sunday. The application called 'Indian Movie Cop'(IMC), available as a free download on...
  • Italy says will send back two marines sought by India March 22, 2013

    Rome: Italy said it will send back two marines to India, who face trial for killing two Kerala fishermen, after receiving an assurance from the Indian government about the protection of their fundamental rights. "The two sailors will start tonight (Thursday night CET) for India," the Italian government said in...
  • Hollywood targets 'rogue' mobile apps for pirated content March 1, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood studios, which for years have waged a war against online piracy, are now going after so-called "rogue" mobile apps that use images from movies and television shows without their permission. Time Warner's Warner Bros Studio sent Google a "take down" notice late last week demanding that the Internet...
  • Download the entire Pirate Bay website as a 75MB file February 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Trust the Pirate Bay users to be overcautious about worst case scenarios. Thanks to a Czech Pirate Party member, you can now download all of The Pirate Bay through a comparatively tiny 75MB archive. As one of the most controversial yet most widely used torrent site on the Internet, The...
  • Cyberlockers: All that you need to know January 20, 2013

    Auckland: Cyberlockers, are also known as cloud storage or file storage services, enable users to keep files, or back them up, on the internet. Users can access files from these virtual storage lockers, which operate on remote servers, from any computer with an internet connection, often more quickly than on personal...
  • India, Mauritius to intensify anti-piracy measures January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Mauritius, the strategically located Indian Ocean island nation on January 4 decided to intensify counter-piracy cooperation and explored ways to scale up bilateral trade and investment. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid called on visiting Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag and discussed a host of bilateral issues. Purryag,...
  • Man ordered to pay $1.5 mn for sharing 10 movies November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In what is said to be the largest ever penalty awarded in a BitTorrent piracy case, a US judge ordered a man to pay $1,500,000 in damages to an adult entertainment company for sharing 10 of their movies via BitTorrent, reports TorrentFreak. Defendant Kywan Fisher was asked by the...
  • No access to content leads to piracy: Google's Gautam Anand October 18, 2012

    Chennai: Gautam Anand, Director, Content Partnerships, Google, APAC Wednesday said the main reason as to why authorities were not able to stop piracy was that the content did not reach everyone who wished to use it. "Piracy happens because people around the world are not able to access content they wish...
  • Piracy, terrorism threat to regional stability: Antony October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Observing that piracy and armed robberies in high seas were threatening the stability of the Asian region, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said India was taking steps to augment its capabilities to fight piracy and terrorism. Addressing the 8th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting, the Defence...
  • Exclusive: SM Krishna on Pak, Kashmir and US visa fee hike October 3, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna talks on a range of issues from Pakistan and its position on Kashmir at the UN to the recent proposal to increase the fee for US visa by the Obama administration. ...
  • Pirate problem a scourge that needs to be fought: SM Krishna October 2, 2012

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Krishna spoke about the steps underway to tackle piracy and bring our captive sailors back. "Piracy is a scrouge that needs to be fought with the cooperation of other countries. Families...
  • Indian commandos to secure merchant vessels September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100-man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. This is the first time armed personnel will be deployed aboard cargo ships. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)...
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slams US piracy case June 27, 2012

    Wellington: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says the US piracy case against Kim Dotcom is "hokey" and a threat to Internet innovation. Wozniak and Dotcom spoke out against the federal case in separate interviews with The Associated Press Wednesday. Dotcom, the flamboyant founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is accused by federal authorities...
  • New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems May 25, 2012

    San Francisco: Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws. A snapshot of Microsoft's apparently chronic copyright headaches emerged in new data that Google released Thursday to provide...
  • Enter the piracy kingdom of Bangalore April 14, 2012

    BANGALORE: The estimate of losses faced by the Indian publishing industry last year raised quite a few eyeballs as the losses crossed over Rs 2,000 crore. This year, in barely three months, the publishing industry, has recorded losses that are almost half of last years’ losses,  reveal sources. Bangalore retains...
  • 'Pirate activity extended to waters off the coast of India' March 28, 2012

    Washington: Pirate activities have extended to as far as the waters off the coast of India, making it difficult for patrolling and effective action, a US official has said. "Pirate activity has even extended as far as the waters off the coast of India. This increase makes it difficult for naval...
  • Flipkart launches Flyte MP3 download store February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Fast growing e-commerce website Flipkart is flying into the digital music download territory with its MP3 download service called Flyte. The online music download store which opened on Monday will have to compete with music piracy websites and illegal BitTorrent downloads but also with free Indian online music streaming...
  • China, India, Japan to step up cooperation to check piracy February 23, 2012

    Beijing: China, India and Japan will step up their coordination and cooperation on international naval escort activities to check the growing menace of piracy, Chinese defense ministry said on Thursday. "The integrated escort schedule will be arranged on a quarterly basis," spokesman Geng Yansheng said, noting...
  • Websites need not block piracy: EU court February 16, 2012

    Brussels: A European Union court ruled that social networking sites cannot be compelled to install general filters to prevent the illegal trading of music and other copyrighted material. The decision is a victory for operators of social networking sites in the EU, but a setback for those who seek to protect...
  • 'Music streaming can kill piracy' February 14, 2012

    In a tete-a-tete with me, Swapnil Shinde, co-founder, Dhingana.com, an Indian music streaming platform across mobile and web, provides insights about the music streaming market in India, the consumer base for streaming, and the opportunities that he sees in this market. He explains how the music streaming industry works and...
  • Nehru Place still on 'Notorious Markets' list December 21, 2011

    Washington: An official US report has identified Nehru Place in New Delhi among the top 30 notorious IT markets of the world, dealing in goods and services infringing intellectual property rights (IPR). "Nehru Place is reportedly one of the many markets in major cities throughout India that are known for dealing...