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The iPad and eBook piracy

In the week following the launch of the iPad, six of the top ten selling business-related paperbacks saw a significant spike in unauthorized downloads on BitTorrent, according to BitTorrent news blog TorrentFreak. This cohort saw average increases of 78 percent over the week prior to the iPad...

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Handbrake 0.9 released with speed, quality enhancements and more

Handbrake, the reigning king of effortless DVD conversion software, has received a major update to v0.9.0. New in this version is a "re-envisioned" interface for the Mac OS X version (as well as a completely rebuilt UI for Windows), and picture quality has been improved quite a bit through new...

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Are you a copyright lawbreaker?

You live in the UK. You buy a CD. You rip it to your iPod. All nice and legal, right? Apparently not, according to this article by Will Head of Web User. Head makes the case that UK law is hopelessly twisted when it comes to digital media. Only the creators of digital works have the right to...

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iPod as a catalyst for DMCA reform?

CNET News has a really interesting perspective piece highlighting the video iPod's potential for being a catalyst for DMCA reform, specifically: the (outlandish) portion that makes it illegal to sell or distribute DVD-ripping software. The idea behind the article is that, until now, these measures...

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