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Fox Won't Be Going To Comic-Con Because They're Worried About Fan Piracy

Remember how Fox showed footage from Deadpool at Comic-Con last year and a pirated version showed up online? Well, that’s not going to happen this year. Because Fox won’t be giving would-be footage bootleggers the opportunity.


Getty Reckons Google Image Search Has Turned Us All Into Photography Pirates

The photo agency Getty Images is filing a complaint to the European Union’s antitrust commission, claiming that Google’s image search function has encouraged widespread image piracy.


Australians Aren't Afraid Of The Copyright Police, Game Of Thrones Piracy Boom Shows

Local pirates clearly aren’t trying too hard to cover their tracks, with a hefty slice of Game of Thrones season premiere downloads traced back to Australia.

Once again Game of Thrones has smashed records in Australia, with this week’s Season 6 premiere attracting 727,000 viewers on Foxtel to become the most-watched show in Australian subscription television history. That’s a 30 per cent jump on last year, before you even count Foxtel Play streaming viewers, but not everyone wanting to learn the fate of Jon Snow decided to do the right thing.


Beyoncé Defeats Piracy And Makes Us Finally Embrace Tidal

Did you listen to Beyonce’s hottest new record? Maybe watch her hour-long short film? If you have, then it’s very likely that you signed up for Tidal. Which begs the question: is Tidal starting to actually win?


Ask Gizmodo: Will I Get Fined For Torrenting Season Six Of Game Of Thrones?

Dear Gizmodo, The next season of Game Of Thrones kicks off this Monday and it’s one of my favourite shows. Unfortunately, I’ve had to cancel my $50 subscription to Foxtel due to financial difficulties. I know plenty of Australians watch the show for free by using sites like The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents. How likely am I to get fined if I do the same? And does buying the Blu-ray at a later date absolve me of wrongdoing?


The Australian Music Industry Is Taking Piracy Sites To Court

Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music and Australasian Performing Right Association/Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Music (APRA AMCOS) have applied through the Australian Government’s new piracy legislation to have torrent site Kickass Torrents blocked from Australian users.


Download Utopia: A 17-Year-Old File-Sharing Program Is Still The Best Place To Find Obscure Music

The lifespan of software is a curious thing. Unless a program is deemed irreplaceable by an industry (like Photoshop), most die out or are succeeded by a better — or cheaper — option a few years later. Even games, outside of retro collectors’ items or unicorn hits (Diablo II), lose steam. After the downfall of Napster, Kazaa, Limewire and the rest of the early file-sharing clients, most people assumed that single source peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy programs — the kind where you download music or other files from exactly one user — died out. But one of them, Soulseek, weathered three of file-sharing’s mass extinctions, and has quietly remained one of the best sources of obscure music.


Hijacking Users' Browsers Is The Latest Way For Copyright Owners To Get Money

One of the dumbest viruses around is the FBI MoneyPak, which displays a message saying your computer has been locked by the FBI, and you have to pay to unlock it. If Rightscorp, a copyright enforcement company for movie studios has its way, that virus is about to basically become reality.


Australia's Site-Blocking Laws Are Being Tested For The First Time In Court Today

Back in February last year, legislation was passed that allowed content rights holders to apply for an order to block websites that facilitate piracy in Australia. Today, Foxtel and Village Roadshow are setting a precedent in court as the first parties applying to block Australians’ access to The Pirate Bay, SolarMovie, Torrentz, TorrentHound and IsoHunt websites.


HBO Desperately Wants To Stop Game Of Thrones Season Six Leaking

Game of Thrones, leaks, and online piracy in general have a… tumultuous relationship. Not only is the show regularly the most pirated TV show on the internet, last year, nearly half of the show’s fifth season leaked before its broadcast. It’s no surprise HBO is taking some major precautions to avoid this problem for season six.


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