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Piracy stories

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Surge in e-commerce platforms sees rise of counterfeit goods
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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contact centre
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chatbots
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breach prevention
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) offers a solution to the growing problem of counterfeit goods on ecommerce platforms.
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How blockchain could help stop video piracy in its tracks
Wed, 20th Feb 2019
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blockchain
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piracy
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retail
Aussie tech's blockchain trial heralds a potential end to video piracy.
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Five reasons why we need to rethink software piracy
Thu, 19th Jul 2018
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software
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piracy
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cios
Over 1/3 of PCs use pirated software, costing billions and risking malware attacks and hefty fines.
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Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
Tue, 14th Nov 2017
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film
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piracy
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copyright
A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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Remark Holdings wins multi-million dollar AI contract in China
Tue, 3rd Oct 2017
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physical security
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kankan
Remark Holdings will deploy artificial-intelligence-based object-recognition software to monitor content streamed via the Internet in China.
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Creative Content Australia lauds court-mandated blocks against pirate sites
Mon, 21st Aug 2017
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film
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piracy
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cios
Creative Content Australia (CCA) launches biggest crackdown on media piracy, with 65 piracy sites already blocked.
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Aussie anti-piracy blockchain startup launches token sale
Tue, 15th Aug 2017
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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piracy
Sydney's Veredictum unveils Ventana token to combat film piracy with a cutting-edge blockchain solution.
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Pirated Microsoft software sees Aussie reseller paying landmark $450,000 settlement
Wed, 10th May 2017
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microsoft
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retail
Centre Com Sunshine has joined the growing ranks of resellers paying up after being caught infringing Microsoft copyright.
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Do you care where your illegally downloaded files come from?
Wed, 13th Jan 2016
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piracy
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Risk of punishment can reduce unlawful file-sharing by 40%, says research from the Univesity of East Anglia and Newcastle University.
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Has the UK entered digital prohibition?
Wed, 12th Aug 2015
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digital music
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piracy
UK High Court overturns private copyright exceptions, potentially turning millions of ordinary people into lawbreakers. Digital blockade ineffective.
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AVAST! The Piratebay Bounces Back
Mon, 15th Dec 2014
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piracy
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the pirate bay
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retail
After a raid by the Swedish Police on their Stockholm data centre, it only took a week or so for the Piratebay to bounce back.
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Police raid the pirate bay, is this the answer?
Wed, 10th Dec 2014
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piracy
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the pirate bay
According to Torrent Freak, Swedish police raided the pirate bay’s Stockholm datacenter confiscating equipment.
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Tackling piracy head on: NZ feature film responds with multiplatform release
Wed, 24th Sep 2014
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film
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New Zealand film, SUNDAY, will be released simultaneously across multiple platforms in an effort to combat internet piracy.
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Opinion: Broadcasters, it’s over to you…
Thu, 7th Aug 2014
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digital entertainment
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quickflix
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netflix
Broadcasters face a call to evolve and champion local content over international imports, as audiences favour access over restriction.
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21 out of 100 Kiwis illegally download... Do you?
Thu, 10th Apr 2014
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gaming
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technology gifts
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piracy
Nearly a quarter of New Zealanders have illegally downloaded content from the internet, despite knowing they should have paid for it.
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Dunedin becomes first 'clean' area in Microsoft anti-piracy sweep
Thu, 6th Feb 2014
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microsoft
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piracy
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retail
Dunedin hailed as the first 'clean' zone in Microsoft NZ's nationwide anti-piracy campaign, uncovering zero software violations.
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Exclusive: Microsoft comes down hard on local channel pirate
Thu, 7th Nov 2013
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microsoft
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trade me
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windows
Online auction trader OnlineSale Computers has been stung with $15,000 in penalties after admitting to hardloading unlicensed Microsoft software on PCs.
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Microsoft warns Kiwis... don't ignore software piracy law
Wed, 6th Nov 2013
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microsoft
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apple
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gaming
Microsoft cautions NZ against pirate software, citing malware risks and a hefty $15k settlement with a violator. Safety guide for buyers included.
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Software piracy costs businesses billions in time and money
Wed, 13th Mar 2013
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software
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piracy
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idc
Embedding counterfeit software with dangerous malware allows criminals to prey on computer users who are unaware of the potential danger.
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Downloaded in 60 Seconds - Piracy prevents movie sales
Tue, 12th Mar 2013
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piracy
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download
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megaupload
The closing of a major online piracy site can increase digital media sales, with the Megaupload shutdown causing such in digital sales and movie rentals.
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Blinder for Dotcom as he can’t see US ‘evidence’
Tue, 5th Mar 2013
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internet
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mega
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piracy
Evidently the evidence against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload is so substantial that he isn’t allowed to know what it is to prepare his defence against extradition.
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When good times go bad: Karaoke for a song nets jail term
Sat, 2nd Mar 2013
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piracy
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copyright
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rianz
Karaoke king in Rotorua jailed for copyright piracy, ending his tune-selling spree with a 4-month sentence and a fine.
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New Zealand's Enterprise Tech Summary: Week ending Sat 2nd Feb 2013
Sat, 2nd Feb 2013
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apple
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firewall
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outsourcing
Another exciting week has wrapped up here at NZET, Here's a summary of the news stories that were biggest in NZ this week.
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Skynet suspect takes case to Tribunal
Wed, 10th Oct 2012
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telstraclear
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slingshot
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piracy
Internet user charged under the Skynet law for music piracy requests formal hearing in front of the Copyright Tribunal.