Movies & TV

LimeWire to pay $105 million for assisting ‘massive’ copyright infringement

The major labels have finally mended their differences with file-sharing network LimeWire to the tune of $105 million.

LimeWire reanimated by music pirates

A group of hackers has brought the LimeWire file-sharing network back from the dead with several improvements.

Woman found guilty (again) of sharing 24 songs, owes $1.5 million

Third time's the charm? In her most recent trial over music sharing, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was found guilty and ordered to pay the RIAA $1.5 million.

U.S. court shuts down LimeWire

LimeWire, a veteran P2P filesharing service, has been shut down by a court order. The RIAA now moves to sue its founder, Mark Gorton.

Will Uncle Sam Shove an FM Radio in Your Cell Phone?

The National Association of Broadcasters backs a bill that would make FM radios mandatory in all new cell phones, and the wireless industry isn't happy.

Judge Reduces $675K Fine to $67,500 in File Sharing Case

A Boston University student dodged a big financial bullet this week as a federal judge overturns a ruling that would have him paying $675,000 for illegally downloading songs.
Movies & TV

RIAA Asks Judge to Kill LimeWire Service

Following the court decision that found LimeWire’s creators liable for distributing illegal content, the Recording Industry Association of America has now asked the courts to shut down the file sharing service, claiming that the illegal…

Australian Court Finds ISP Not Responsible for Users’ Illegal Downloads

An Australian judge has ruled that Australian ISP iiNet is not responsible for its users' illegal downloads...and it may set back Hollywood's efforts to prosecute pirates.
Movies & TV

$2M Penalty Gets Reduced in Minnesota Song-Sharing Case

A federal judge cut the $2 million penalty against a Minnesota woman charged with file-sharing.

Music, Movie and Software Piracy: What’s Your Chance of Getting Caught?

Forget morals. We crunch the numbers and figure out the odds on your chances of getting snagged for piracy.

Jammie Thomas and The RIAA Go Back to Court

Jammie Thomas' guilty verdict for copyright infringement for sharing music files was thrown out...and today she goes back to court with sharp new lawyers.

Picking the Perfect Notebook

Why selecting a laptop is really all about your needs, not feature lists and spec comparisons.