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Piracy

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  • How 'Captain Phillips' Shows Modern Piracy in All Its Complexity

    With all due respect to Johnny Depp and Errol Flynn, piracy is a lot more complicated than Hollywood makes it look. How refreshing, therefore, that Paul Greengrass and company go out of their way to provide valuable context while also avoiding reductive...
  • Staff shake up pays off for HU football

    Staff shake up pays off for HU football
    No, Donovan Rose wouldn't perform dental surgery on fully alert jungle cats, take his son's college fund to Vegas for a weekend, or walk into a biker bar wearing a T-shirt that reads, "Sturgis is for Losers." Why do you ask? Maybe because Hampton...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan: Piracy Boosted Show's Popularity

    Vince Gilligan said illegal downloads of "Breaking Bad" clearly helped the show win new fans -- but he also acknowledged the economic harms caused by piracy. "I see that there's two sides to this coin, if I'm being honest," Gilligan said in an...
  • Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

    NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
  • Music Publishers Crack Down on Sites Featuring Song Lyrics

    Music publishers are staging a press conference in Washington on Monday to announce that they have targeted 50 websites with takedown notices for unlicensed song lyrics, arguing that they profit from the copyrighted works by collecting advertising...
  • Strong reviews for Tom Hanks' hijacking thriller 'Captain Phillips'

    Strong reviews for Tom Hanks' hijacking thriller 'Captain Phillips'
    With most eyes looking for reviews of films premiering out of the Toronto International Film Festival over the next week, it was a surprise to some when reviews hit the Web on Friday morning of the upcoming action-drama "Captain Phillips," starring Tom...