Posts Tagged: PIRACY

pc gaming

Epic Thinks Piracy of "Bulletstorm" to Blame for Low PC Sales, Not Crappy Port

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Bulletstorm was <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/01/bulletstorm-is-the-best-game-of-2011-you-didnt-play">one of the best games of 2011</a>, in our humble opinion, but it didn't sell well, especially on the PC.

FRANCE

French Anti-Piracy Laws Can't Save Music Sales

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/shutterstock_69372664-300x165.jpg"></a>France hates the Internet, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/03/france-blames-internet-for-horrible-tragedy/">something we've firmly established in the past</a>.

PIRACY

The RIAA Saw A Sales Increase This Year

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/1621179_d4bb317bfe.jpg"></a>Our opinion on what, precisely, is killing the music industry is <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/10/pop-didnt-eat-itself-why-piracy-didnt-destroy-the-music-industry/">something we've made very clear in the past.</a> And, whaddaya know, here comes the RIAA, <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/fa8a2072-6bf8-d44d-b9c8-ce5f55bbc050.pdf">with its latest figures</a>, to prove it really is a flawed business model, and not piracy.

Gaming

Game Company Hides Job Ad In Files Only Pirates Look At

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You've got to give Starbreeze Studios some credit: their latest game, "Syndicate," <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/02/asuras-wrath-and-syndicate-the-reviews">was a rush job</a>, but they at least had time to hide a cookie in the game for people who were thinking about stealing it.

HOLY S

A Hacker’s Been Pirating Marvel Comics Before They’re Printed

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How's this for chutzpah: two bloggers have tracked down the source of Marvel's pirated comics.

hypocrisy

Another Day, Another Rabidly Antipiracy Corporation Committing Piracy

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/pirateflag.jpg"></a>You might remember Vevo as the people on YouTube who force you to find another version of the music video you want to put on your blog because they always disable embedding.

how to stop piracy

The Five Steps To Stopping Media Piracy

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/sopaimage.jpg"></a>We spend a lot of time bashing big media conglomerates around here, and not without reason: they have a lot of bad ideas.

press releases

IFPI: Our Revenues Are Up, But Piracy Is Still Killing Us!

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/brokenipod.jpg"></a>The IFPI, or International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or "the global RIAA," has released <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dmr2012.pdf">their 2012 Digital Music Report</a> and it is, as usual, a collection of absolutely unintentional comic gems.

FAIL

Upload “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, Get Jail Time

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Gilberto Sanchez made a mistake: he bought a movie from a street vendor, probably because he thought they were joking when they said they had "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".

adventures in hypocrisy

Movie Studio Employees Are Pirating Lots of Movies

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So, yeah, all those horrible nasty pirates that the MPAA is insisting are <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/movie-studio-is-profitable-166988">killing their record profits</a> are apparently their own employees.

Alicia Keys

Megaupload Is The New ‘We Are The World,’ Apparently

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Back when I was a kid, to get an eye-popping collection of musical talent like P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil John, Jamie Foxx, Mary J Blige, The Game and Will.

chocolate clears the mind apparently

The Latest Pro-Piracy Advocate Is…The Swiss Government

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We know the Swiss are secretly pretty edgy: that guy at right, for example.

GOVERNMENT

This Anti-Counterfeiting PSA Is Just Ridiculous

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Let's be clear about something: <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/38707619.pdf">counterfeit goods are, indeed, a problem</a>, do, in fact, have ties to organized crime, and are, as a rule, fairly crappy and worthless, so you shouldn't buy them.

mpaa

New Study Shows Media Piracy Just Isn’t Happening

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According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), they are losing a million bajillion dollars every day from media piracy, and it is killing their industry.

failure

Nerds Prove DRM Is A Pain In the A$s, Causes Piracy

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Hey, remember when music companies were all like "you can't rip our CDs, so there," and then people said "Hey, <a href="http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200511/msg00264.html">I can use a Sharpie and defeat your controls</a>".

APPLE

Pop Didn’t Eat Itself: Why Piracy Didn’t Destroy the Music Industry

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/steve_jobs_evil_genius_ars.jpg"></a>It's a jolting figure: the US music industry is making less than half of what it made at its 1999 peak of $14.

the law

Now You Can Be Extradited for Media Piracy?

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You know, every time we think piracy lawsuits can't get more ridiculous, whether it's <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/06/p2p-lawsuits-somehow-become-sleazier/">becoming legalized extortion</a> or <a href="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/06/riaa-jury-slaps-2-million-fine-on-jammie-thomas/">fining some random woman $2 million for sharing her MP3s</a>, somehow, they manage to get stupider.

Adam Mansbach

Samuel Jackson Reads ‘Go The F**k To Sleep’ (Video)

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Go the F**k to Sleep is the "bedtime book for parents who live in the real world" by Adam Mansbach (illustrated by Ricardo Cortés).

Animals

Best Protest Ever?

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This protest is a smashing success.


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