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2010-11-27 08:00:00

A Swedish appeals court upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind The Pirate Bay, which is a popular file-sharing site that remains in operations. The Svea Appeals Court agreed with a lower court ruling that found Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom guilty of helping users to break Sweden's copyright law. "The appeals court, like the district court, finds that the service Pirate Bay has facilitated illegal file sharing in a way which is punishable for those who carried out...

2010-11-18 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ooVoo, a leading web-based video communications service with 18 million users worldwide, today announced that its 6-way video chat service will be free for everyone during the holidays. From November 19 to 29, 2010 and December 17, 2010 to January 2, 2011, ooVoo is encouraging people to visit ooVoo.com to take advantage of this holiday offer. ooVoo will allow up to six users to participate on the same video call for as long as they want, at no...

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2010-11-11 14:37:16

LimeWire published a noticed on its website Wednesday warning that other applications are using its name. "We have very recently become aware of unauthorized applications on the Internet purporting to use the LimeWire name," the notice says. "We demand that all persons using the LimeWire software, name, or trademark in order to upload or download copyrighted works in any manner cease and desist from doing so. We further remind you that the unauthorized uploading and downloading of...

2010-11-09 06:45:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Synology America Corp. today announced the latest release in its economy series of DiskStations: the DS211j and the DS411j. With its low price point and energy requirements, these DiskStations are ideally situated for personal and SOHO use. With the use of scheduled power on/off, users can optimize their energy savings. "This newest line has Synology showing its continued commitment to bring personal users the same powerful features demanded by...

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2010-11-05 09:05:00

An American jury has ordered a Minnesota mother of four to pay $1.5 million dollars for committing two dozen acts of copyright infringement using an online file-sharing network. The ruling against Brainerd-resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset was handed down by a jury on Wednesday. She was ordered to pay $62,500 for each of the 24 songs that she downloaded using the Kazaa peer-to-peer distribution service. It is the third time a jury has ordered Thomas-Rasset to pay damages, though the amounts...

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2010-10-27 08:50:00

One of the largest file-sharing websites on the Internet is being forced to shut down after it was found liable of copyright infringement by a U.S. federal court judge. LimeWire, a website that utilizes a Java-based peer-to-peer software client to allow various types of content (including music and movie files from CDs and DVDs), was ordered to cease operations by Manhattan Judge Kimba Wood on Tuesday. According to Reuters reporters Yinka Adegoke and Jonathan Stempel, Wood ruled that...

2010-10-21 02:01:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In its latest edition of the Application Usage and Risk Report, Palo Alto Networks(TM), the network security company, draws attention to several realities that typically fall outside of the approved enterprise communications mechanisms. These applications can enhance business responsiveness and performance - but, conversely - introduce inbound risks such as malware and vulnerability exploits, and outbound risks such as data loss and inadvertent...

2010-10-15 07:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For OEM software developer Blue Peach, sales of its flagship CIFS software stack has been bucking the trends in this tough economic time. To take advantage of some of that growth and to make an even larger impact in the market, Blue Peach will be offering its full featured CIFS network file sharing stack at no charge for a limited time. Blue Peach's Blue Share(TM) CIFS stack is a high performing, small footprint stack designed for embedded platforms...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...

2010-09-20 12:40:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Qtrax (A Div. of BLLN.PK), the much anticipated and eagerly awaited FREE and LEGAL online music download site, is operating its beta service in Malaysia. The new and revolutionary service is available for Malaysian music fans at www.qtrax.com. Qtrax will finally provide music fans what they have been demanding for years: free, high quality, downloadable music - that with Qtrax, is completely legal. With the demise of an increasing number...