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Study: Emerging Economies Turn To Piracy Because Prices Are Entirely Too High

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mediapiracy.jpg" />“[P]iracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.” So says the just-relea

Ubisoft Caught Using Pirated Material In PC Version Of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/acb.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/ubisoft/">Ubisoft</a> consistently brings the funny. The publisher will release the PC

Craigslist Ad Looks For Undercover ‘Piracy Surveillance Investigator’

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sanantonio.jpg" />You are the sword and shield of the party! In this case, the party is a California-based private investigator looking t

Digital Economy Act Critics Propose Plan B, Would Put Onus Back On Copyright Holders To Prove Guilt

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/planb.jpg" />The UK is much further along with having adult discussions about Internet piracy. The result of those discussions may be con

MPAA: Despite Piracy, 2010 Was Record Year For The Movie Business

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mpaalogo.jpg" />The Motion Picture Association of America says [PDF] the movie industry had its biggest year <i>ever</i> last year. This,

Court: Adult Film Studio Has To Sue Alleged Pirates Individually

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/seriousbidness.jpg">In a setback for adult film studios looking to make a quick buck (by fighting piracy), a court in Dallas has ruled th

Music Piracy May Be Going Away But It's Not Dead Yet

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/tpbb.jpg" />A recent study suggests that the music industry has done such a good job pushing people toward legal services (<a HREF="http:

Google Begins Soft Censorship Of Arbitrary Piracy-Related Queries

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/how_arbitrary.png" />The efforts of media companies to quash online piracy are a bit like someone trying to put out a forest fire with a wet n

Nintendo UK: "Heyday Of Piracy" May Be Over

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/nintendopiracy.png" />Although the headline oversimplifies Nintendo UK's James Honeywell's comments on piracy (what are headlines for?),

UK Anti-Piracy Firm Buckles Under Scrutiny, Wants To Drop Infringement Cases

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/acslaw.jpg" />Wow. Remember <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/09/28/thousands-of-file-sharers-details-leaked-online-music-movies-pr

UFC Files Lawsuit Againt Justin.tv As It Tries To Elmininate Illegal Online Streams Altogether

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ufclogo.png" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/ufc/">UFC</a> has continued its fight against copyright infringement by filing a la

UK Video Game Piracy Caused £1.45B In Losses & 1,000 Jobs Last Year

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/piracy145.jpg" />Video game piracy cost some £1.45 billion ($2.31 billion) in lost sales last year, as well as around 1,000 lost jobs. S

Universal Donates 200,000 Oldies To Library Of Congress

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/duke.jpg" />It's only fair that after giving the music industry in general <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/10/uk-recording-ind

UK Recording Industry Says Piracy Killing Music, Despite Record Sales

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/20090417recordstoreday-620x434.jpg" />Oh, recording industry. You are impervious to reason. This year saw increases in digital sales over

What Do The Most Pirated Games Of 2010 Tell Us About Ourselves?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/codpiracy.jpg" />Trusting in TorrentFreak's numbers, <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/call-of-duty-black-ops/">Call of Duty: Black

Shock: Music Industry Tops DMCA Takedown Notices In 2010

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/dmcatakedown.png" />Man, they're still fighting, aren't they? ChillingEffects' stats, by way of TorrentFreak, reveal that the “internat

I Gotta Feeling… You Didn't Pay For That Song: Three-Quarters Of Music Downloads In The UK Are Illegal, Black Eyed Peas Tops 2010 Charts

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/blackeyespeas.jpg" />A new study, Digital Music Nation 2010, published by the British Phonographic Industry (the BPI, essentially their v

UFC Sends Google DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice Over Illegal Streams

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ufc123.jpg" />Pirates may have had a hard time finding illegal streams of <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/ufc/">UFC</a> on Saturda

Are The TV Studios Encouraging Piracy By Not Playing Nice With Google TV?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/tvp.jpg" />You know, if people once again turn to piracy it'll be their own damn fault. <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/google-tv/

How Reasonable: German Court Fines Convicted File-Sharer €30

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20e_r.jpg" />You may have seen the settlement yesterday, likely being appealed, in which a woman was ordered to pay $1.5 million for ille
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