Piracy

  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability 20-02-2014 09:37 AM

    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 20-02-2014 09:21 AM

    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 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

    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,...
  • Removing DRM increases music sales by 10 per cent 02-12-2013 07:01 AM

    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...
  • Man arrested for supplying pirated CDs 29-07-2013 01:56 PM

    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...
  • Bengal music industry to protest Music World closure 14-06-2013 06:54 PM

    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...
  • Mobile application to combat film piracy launched 07-04-2013 09:24 PM

    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...
  • Cyberlockers: All that you need to know 20-01-2013 10:18 AM

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  • Man ordered to pay $1.5 mn for sharing 10 movies 02-11-2012 05:45 PM

    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...
  • Indians in headsight of the pirates of Puntland

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Ever heard of Puntland? What about Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud? Well he's the president of this "state of Somalia", as the MEA describes it. It's the...

  • India may be part of Operation Restore Hope-2 in Somalia

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Nineteen years after the failed attempt to restore hope in Somalia, it appears the West is getting ready for another crack at Africa's Horn. The...

  • Can the Internet be truly free?

    Wikipedia staged a black out to protest the anti-piracy bill in the US, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the Internet can be...
  • Wikipedia blackout on January 18. Here's what you can do

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    The English-language Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org) will be blacked out for 24 hours across the globe from 05:00 AM UTC (10:30 AM IST) on January 18 in...

  • Nehru Place still on 'Notorious Markets' list 21-12-2011 03:00 PM

    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...
  • Centre should try to control piracy: Yash Chopra 15-12-2011 10:29 AM

    Kolkata: Legendary Filmmaker Yash Chopra Wednesday requested the central government to take steps to end the menace of piracy. "Whenever a film releases, the first to get benefit out of it are film pirates. Our existence is at stake due to this. The center needs should do something," Chopra said....
  • Common judicial framework can combat terror: Modi 27-11-2011 09:35 AM

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a consensus amongst different countries to create a common judicial framework for combating terrorism via sea-route as well as piracy. "The success in exploiting the maritime potential will depend upon nation's commitment and responses. However, all this cannot happen without...
  • Britain to allow armed guards to combat sea piracy 31-10-2011 04:51 AM

    London: Ships sailing under Britain's flag will be permitted to carry armed guards on some perilous routes to combat the threat from pirates, the prime minister said on Sunday. David Cameron said Britain was reversing its opposition to the use of weapons aboard ships, amid mounting concern about the risks...
  • UNSC adopts India-backed resolution on piracy 25-10-2011 10:47 AM

    United Nations: UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted an India-co-sponsored resolution on piracy in Somalia, taking on board, at India's initiative, the issue of prosecution of convicted pirates not only for acts of piracy but also for hostage taking. Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed attended the...
  • 'Ensure adequate control over maritime activity' 01-10-2011 01:14 PM

    Mumbai: Voicing concern over growing incidents of piracy close to the Indian shores, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday stressed the need to ensure adequate control over maritime activity for security reasons. "As our maritime sector, including shipping ports, ship-building and ship repair is of vital significance to our economy,...
  • Indian Navy foils piracy attempts in Gulf of Aden 26-09-2011 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: Three piracy attempts in last four days in the Gulf of Aden have been thwarted by the Indian Navy which neutralised eight armed Somali pirates, Navy officials said on Monday. "Naval warship INS Sukanya thwarted the piracy attempts by Somali pirates in Gulf of Aden yesterday morning and...
  • India backs Palestine: PM at UN General Assembly 24-09-2011 07:57 PM

    Addressing the UN General Assembly, Manmohan Singh also urged the UN to evolve effective response to the problem of piracy. ...
  • Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Greek ship 19-07-2011 05:07 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy on Saturday successfully foiled a piracy attempt on a Greek ship MV Elinakos in the Gulf of Aden. INS Godavari responded to a distress call by MV Elinakos after eight Somali pirates attempted to hijack the ship in the early morning of July 16. INS Godavari...
  • India ready to join hands to tackle piracy 22-06-2011 10:42 AM

    United Nations: India has expressed readiness to join any international efforts to tackle the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea and in safety and release of hostages taken by pirates. "India has a strong and abiding interest in ensuring the security of maritime traffic off the Somali coast...
  • Germany calls for prosecution of Somali pirates 22-06-2011 07:24 AM

    United Nations: Somali pirates must be prosecuted and imprisoned, and "adequate structures" need to be established to reach that goal, the deputy permanent representative of Germany to the United Nations has said. Miguel Berger said this while addressing a Security Council meeting on piracy off the coast of Somalia, Xinhua...
  • Bad weather delays homecoming of MV Suez sailors 21-06-2011 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: Bad weather has further delayed the homecoming of the Indian sailors of MV Suez as PNS Babur, carrying the sailors, will now reach Karachi only on June 23. The nightmarish journey continues for the sailors of Egyptian merchant vessel MV Suez even after a week of their release...
  • 39 Indians still held hostage by Somalian pirates 19-06-2011 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: As many as 39 Indians are still under captivity of the Somalian pirates even after six Indians on board the MV Suez ship were released by them. Somalian piracy is a global challenge and menace, which requires a well coordinated response by the international community, government sources said,...