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Piracy

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  • 'The Walking Dead' Feasted On by Internet Pirates

    "The Walking Dead" season four premiere -- after tearing into a huge TV audience Sunday - was downloaded illegally by more than 500,000 people around the world within 16 hours of the episode first showing up on illegal download sites, according to...
  • Ubisoft, Vice Produce Pirate Series Timed with 'Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag' Launch

    Videogame publisher Ubisoft has partnered with Vice Media to produce the series "Rum, Guns, and Gallows," which examines the golden age of pirates. Project has launched on Vice's website and is timed with the release of pirate-themed "Assassin's Creed IV...
  • Study Suggests Studios Aren't Offering Enough Online Legal Options to Counter Movie Piracy

    Adding to a growing body of competing data on who bears the blame for rampant online infringement, two George Mason U scholars unveiled a website that claims that few of the most pirated movies are even available online legally. Shorter windows would...
  • Much at stake in Hampton-Norfolk State 'Battle of the Bay' rivalry

    Much at stake in Hampton-Norfolk State 'Battle of the Bay' rivalry
    NORFOLK — Hampton and Norfolk State have won a combined three games, but their title aspirations remain intact as they enter the second half of the season and the heart of their conference schedules. One will remain in contention at the expense of...
  • Madonna's Free Movie Tops 1.2 Mil Downloads via BitTorrent

    BitTorrent has largely been synonymous with piracy in Hollywood, but now the peer-to-peer app company is touting the power of its platform to let content creators distribute intellectual property on their own terms to millions of Internet users. Vice...
  • NBCU-Backed Study: Online Piracy Continues to Rise Dramatically

    With Capitol Hill lawmakers once again poised to scrutinize the state of online piracy, a new study commissioned by the entertainment industry shows a rapid increase in Internet infringement in recent years, to almost one-fourth of all bandwidth in...
  • Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer Ready to Discuss Producer's Future at the Studio

    Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney will soon discuss whether to continue a relationship that's been in place since the 1990s or part ways. The prolific producer will begin meeting with Disney studio chief Alan Horn next month over a new deal to replace a...
  • Hollywood, Big Tech on Collision Course Over Who Should Police the Internet

    The federal government shutdown put much of Washington at a standstill, but lobbying goes on. And when it comes to Silicon Valley and Hollywood, what clearly hasn't slowed is the ongoing debate over who should police the Internet for piracy. The latest...
  • Showbiz Lobby Puts Capitol Hill Pressure on Google to Take Action on Piracy

    The showbiz lobby and a number of lawmakers on Wednesday singled out Google and other search engines for being a gateway to pirated online content, unveiling a study that showed the "critical role" that engines play in guiding users to infringing movies...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven. Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
  • Struggling Hampton prepares for Coastal Carolina

    Struggling Hampton prepares for Coastal Carolina
    HAMPTON — In November 2009, an inconsistent, though talented Hampton University football team faced a nationally-ranked Florida A&M team with playoff aspirations. The Pirates, decided underdogs, dominated the Rattlers 25-0 in former coach Joe...