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Illegal Japanese manga site manager arrested in the Philippines

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Romi Hoshino manages 'Manga Mura' (Manga village), which shut down on its own in April last year as Japan launched a manhunt for the website's founder for massive violation of copyright

'Game of Thrones': For HBO, piracy is 'better than an Emmy' as it battles Netflix

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The final season of 'Game of Thrones' emerges at the center of this ferocious competition

(L to R) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Google claims progress in the war on piracy, but notes a new battlefront in the form of installable add-ons on legitimate open-source media players such as the Kodi box to illicitly stream copyrighted content

Judge was 'misled' to get warrant for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom – lawyer

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:41 PM

More than six years after his arrest, the German national continues to fight extradition to the United States

DOTCOM. This file photo taken on August 29, 2016 shows internet mogul Kim Dotcom attending his extradition appeal at the High Court in Auckland.  File photo by Dave Rowland/AFP


Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Australia is one of the world s top illegal downloaders of shows such as Game of Thrones


Megaupload founder says extradition appeal to be live-streamed

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:02 PM

To ensure a fair trial Kim Dotcom demands that the hearing be live streamed

ONLINE TRIAL. Internet mogul Kim Dotcom leaves with his girlfriend Elizabeth Donelly following his extradition appeal at the High Court in Auckland on August 29, 2016. File photo by Kate Dwek/AFP

Piracy sites YIFY, Popcorn Time shut down

Nov 05, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Chris Dodd MPAA chairman: This coordinated legal action is part of a larger comprehensive approach being taken by the MPAA and its international affiliates to combat content theft

SHUT DOWN. Images from file.

Fresh delay for Kim Dotcom extradition hearing

Mar 18, 2014 - 7:58 AM

An extradition hearing for Mega founder Kim Dotcom originally set for April 14 is moved to July 7

KIM DOTCOM. A file picture dated February 22, 2012 shows Kim Dotcom (aka Kim Schmitz) surrounded by members of the media after being released on bail at the District Court on charges in a US led copyright infringement Investigation, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. David Rowland/EPA

Internet freedom and the universe online

Jan 19, 2013 - 8:58 AM

The idea of Internet freedom is admirable and extending it outward from a single point is also something every person can contribute to

SECOND UNIVERSE. The Internet and the universe inside of it needs to be free.

Looking forward: The fight for Internet freedom

Jan 01, 2013 - 8:13 PM

Learn about the past present and future of Internet freedoms in this look back and look forward at the worldwide web

INTERNET FREEDOM. Take a look at the past, present, and future of Internet freedom.

Megaupload offers US deal on N. Zealand extradition

Jul 11, 2012 - 7:58 AM

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom offers to leave New Zealand for the US if prosecutors agree to release funds to bankroll his defense vs piracy charges

Web 'blackout' ends

Jan 19, 2012 - 1:54 PM

24 hour blackout of Wikipedia other sites end; SOPA PIPA lose key backers in US Senate