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Firm buys The Pirate Bay, seeks to make it legal
— 10:02 AM on June 30, 2009

In the wake of the Pirate Bay founders' controversial trial, a Swedish software firm has purchased the popular torrent site with the aim of...

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Etc.
— 10:31 AM on June 17, 2009

Those of you who listen to the TR Podcast will be pleased to hear that we've picked up a new sponsor for the duration...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Virgin, Universal to offer unlimited MP3 downloads
— 1:34 PM on June 15, 2009

Filling up an iPod with tracks from the iTunes Store may set you back 30 grand, but traditional subscription services essentially cost infinity...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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French Constitutional Council neuters piracy law
— 9:54 AM on June 11, 2009

France's "three strikes and you're out" piracy law will be dead on arrival. Well, mostly. Although both chambers of the nation's parliament approved the...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

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French three-strikes bill gets legislative approval
— 5:17 PM on May 13, 2009

After being ratified by France's lower house yesterday, the controversial "three strikes" anti-piracy bill received the French senate's stamp of approval earlier today. That leaves...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

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Pirate Bay lawyer claims bias, wants retrial
— 12:16 PM on April 23, 2009

The lawyer representing The Pirate Bay's founders intends to demand a retrial due to alleged bias from the judge, according to the Associated Press....

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

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The Pirate Bay founders get jail time
— 10:43 AM on April 17, 2009

Long known for its lenient copyright infringement laws, Sweden now seems to have made an example out of the folks behind the famous The Pirate...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Copyright

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A quick podcast schedule announcement
— 11:15 AM on April 10, 2009

Howdy all. Today is Good Friday, so we're not publishing our full slate of news throughout the day. That's why it's a little...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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Pirate site preps cheap VPN service to cloak users
— 2:01 PM on March 26, 2009

The battle between content publishers and online pirates will soon reach a new level in Sweden. The country, long known for harboring infamous BitTorrent site...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Copyright

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iTunes DRM-free upgrades are now available track-by-track
— 1:14 PM on January 29, 2009

Apple has quietly updated its DRM upgrade policy on iTunes. According to iLounge, folks wishing to strip digital rights management protection from their songs

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Apple announces king-size MacBook Pro, less DRM for iTunes
— 1:40 PM on January 6, 2009

How many exciting new goodies did Apple have in store at its latest Macworld keynote? Not too many, apparently. Phil Schiller announced only one notable...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Copyright

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RIAA to stop suing file sharers, work with ISPs instead
— 5:09 PM on December 19, 2008

No, hell hasn't just frozen over. However, as the Wall Street Journal reports, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has decided to abandon...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

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Acer Aspire One giveaway winner emerges
— 4:21 PM on October 31, 2008

Our contest has ended. Almost two weeks ago, we said we'd be giving...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing The Tech Report Podcast

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Enter here to win a free Acer Aspire One
— 2:47 PM on October 19, 2008

As you might have noticed, we wrote a detailed review of Acer's Aspire...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing The Tech Report Podcast

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Walmart postpones DRM server shutdown indefinitely
— 9:16 AM on October 10, 2008

Surprise, surprise. Barely two weeks after announcing plans to shut down its digital-rights-management authentication servers, Walmart has backpedaled. Engadget says the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Apple threatens to shut iTunes if artist royalties increase
— 2:03 PM on October 2, 2008

The iTunes Store has made Apple the top music retailer in the United States, and it has likely played no small part in promoting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Like Yahoo, Walmart plans to shut down DRM servers
— 10:58 AM on September 29, 2008

Remember back in July, when Yahoo announced the impending demise of its DRM servers and urged customers to burn their music to CDs? Despite...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Industry coalition pushes flexible, 'domain-based' DRM
— 3:42 PM on September 15, 2008

After years of attempting to shove digital rights management down users' throats, the music industry finally got the message. Today, "DRM-free MP3" is the new...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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