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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....

2012-04-19 23:02:41

From group communication to file sharing, Facebook's new "Groups for Schools" will change how prospect, student, and alumni use social media. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Facebook officially rolled out its new “Groups for Schools” product, a new Groups function that automatically creates Groups based on communities that already exist at colleges and universities. And while it´s going to take a while to roll out to all schools...

Pastebin Cracking Down On Hackers
2012-04-03 13:41:55

After years of use and abuse by hackers, Pastebin is taking a stand by vowing to purge improper use from its servers. The site was originally created in 2002 to host small amounts of text and was intended for programmers looking to store bits of code and configuration information. More recently, the site has been attracting activity from hacker collectives like Anonymous and LulzSec. These hackers have used Pastebin for more dubious and often illegal purposes, including the dumping of...

Data Hosting Firm Tired Of Holding MegaUpload's Burden, 25 Petaflops Of Data
2012-03-23 13:34:23

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The firm holding millions of gigabytes worth of data for MegaUpload is sitting in limbo, waiting for a court decision on what to do with the 25 petaflops of data. Carpathia was chosen by MegaUpload before it was shut down to handle its 25 petabytes of data, which cost the firm about $9,000 a day to maintain on its servers. The amount of data sitting on Carpathia's servers is enough for about 332 years of high definition television shows, or enough space...

Hotfile: The Next Stop On The MPAA Copyright Infringement Warpath
2012-03-09 13:02:49

Hot on the heels of MPAA's suit against Megaupload, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has set its sights on file hosting service Hotfile.com. A public redacted version of court documents filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida were released this week. Hotfile Corp. and Anton Titov, who operates Hotfile.com, were named as defendants. In the legal document, the MPAA describes the digital locker site as "a system that enables copyright infringement on a...

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