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Supreme Court Will Not Review Music Downloading Case
2012-05-22 04:13:48

The highest court in the United States has refused to review the case of a former Boston University student who was hit with a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading music and sharing it on the Internet. The petition was brought to the Supreme Court by Joel Tenenbaum, who in 2007 was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for copyright infringement for the illegal acquisition and distribution of 31 songs, including some by Aerosmith, Eminem, Green Day, Nirvana,...

The Pirate Bay Suffers DDoS Attack
2012-05-17 04:19:44

The hackers are at it again, this time aiming their DDoS cannons at popular torrent site Pirate Bay. While it may seem ironic for hackers to take down a site dedicated to pirating, some say these attacks may be an act of vengeance and retaliation, as Pirate Bay recently criticized a group of hackers for attacking the UK ISP Virgin Mobile. The DDoS (Or Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the torrent site lasted at least 24 hours before the site was knocked out of commission....

Microsoft-funded Russian Startup Aims To Stop Net Piracy
2012-05-15 04:42:25

A Microsoft-funded Russian startup company has developed a new technology to stop the downloading of pirated content. The company, Pirate Pay, said it has already worked with Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures to stop “tens of thousands” of illegal downloads on sites such as BitTorrent. Film and music industries have long seen BitTorrent as a major threat to their business, claiming the site costs them billions in lost revenue each year. But Pirate Pay says its system...

55,000 Hacked Accounts Debunked By Twitter
2012-05-09 11:22:35

Twitter is denying claims by hackers that they have published details of several thousands of Twitter accounts on text storage site Pastebin. Twitter is claiming the list or nearly 55,000 entries contains duplicate information or username and password information from suspended spam accounts, reports Sam Laird for Mashable. Hacking news aggregator Airdemon.net reported the supposed breach on Tuesday, that a massive successful attack was visited on Twitter´s servers. Airdemon claimed...

2012-05-08 23:04:18

The Nomadesk Partner Program has been a resounding success, by giving companies the ability to put Nomadesk´s secure solution to use under their own criteria and techniques. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Nomadesk, leading developer of business-class file sharing software, is excited to formally announce its partnership with RES Software (Philadelphia, PA). In a concerted R&D effort, both companies created RES HyperDrive, an easy-to-deploy virtual machine that offers file sharing...

VPNs Become File Sharing Sites
2012-05-03 09:04:09

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com A decade ago peer-to-peer filing sharing service Napster was essentially shut down for copyright infringement. Many in the music industry likely hoped that would be the end of digital piracy, but in fact it was only the beginning of a trend in the illegal sharing of music and movies. Since Napster, many sites have come and gone, but now young people are increasingly turning to virtual private networks (VPNs) as a way to share files. According to a study from...

Britain's High Court Orders Block Of File-sharing Site The Pirate Bay
2012-05-01 07:38:20

Britain´s leading Internet service providers must begin blocking the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, the nation´s High Court ruled on Monday. The order follows a lawsuit filed by major record labels, including Sony and EMI, who accused Britain´s top ISPs of facilitating the infringement of their copyrights by not preventing access to The Pirate Bay. The Swedish file-sharing website hosts links to download pirated free music, games, videos and software, including...

Australian Court Upholds Internet Piracy Ruling
2012-04-21 03:25:35

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com An Australian federal court ruling has provided cover for internet service providers (ISP) hoping to avoid being held responsible for copyright violations committed by their customers. In the first such case to reach any country´s highest court, a group of Australian and international entertainment studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, alleged that the Australian ISP iiNet allowed for the copyright infringement on their properties through illegal...

Book Publisher Wiley Files Suit Against Piracy Offenders
2012-04-20 04:35:04

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Book publisher John Wiley & Sons is going after piracy offenders by filing lawsuits against four defendants. Wiley, the publisher of the "For Dummies" series as well as a large catalog of titles ranging from agriculture; business and management; computing; engineering; geography and humanities, is going after individual users of the peer-to-peer file-sharing network Bittorrent. Wiley appears to be targeting infringements on the "For Dummies" series....


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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