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Embrace chaos, beat pirates... buy my book, says Mason

The only way to be beat content pirates is to join them, claims author and digital strategist, Matt Mason. The author of The Pirate’s Dilemma – How Hackers, Punk Capitalists, Graffiti Millionaires and Other Youth Movements are Remixing Our Culture and Changing Our World, told an audience at MipTV that the limitless opportunity …
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Apple support-drone scripts leaked

Apple won't be appeasing anyone with a free bump case - a "leaked" script shows the apparent aim is to blame the customer, as long as the customer is at fault. Tech blog Boy Genius Report has laid its hands on the script that Apple support are allegedly using for those who call up with antenna problems. This explains how the …
Bill Ray, 30 Jun 2010
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EU approves on-board GSM for cruisers

The EU has approved the use of on-boat GSM base stations, but users will have to remain below decks once they're within a couple of miles of the shore. The agreement covers all ships in European waters. Those on board will be able to run GSM services at 900 and 1800MHz as long as they stay below decks once they vessel is …
Bill Ray, 22 Mar 2010
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BPI rejects scareletter approach to possible pirates

The tactic of using IP addresses extracted from internet service providers to send scare letters to suspected pirates is not something the British music industry would consider. ACS:Law has made a tidy business from sending out letters to suspected file sharers offering a one-off £500 payment draw a line under further …
John Oates, 29 Jan 2010
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MS beefs up WinXP Pro's anti-piracy nagware

Microsoft wants to rein in more Windows XP pirates over the coming weeks, by pushing out a new version of its “nagware” which detects when a machine is running a fake copy of the OS. The company’s Genuine Windows director Alex Kochis said yesterday that Redmond will release the latest version of its Windows Genuine Advantage ( …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Aug 2008
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Pirate Bay evades Italian blockade

Italian ISPs are doing their best to block access to torrent site the Pirate Bay, but the Swedish site has already acted to help Italians evade the ban. Italy's deputy prosecutor ordered ISPs to block the site late last week. But the feisty pirates quickly fought back. The Pirate Bay recomended its Italian users switch to …
John Oates, 11 Aug 2008
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Microsoft hits Middle East pirates

Microsoft is taking legal action against several companies it accuses of selling academic copies of Office to ordinary punters. Schools and colleges can get cut-price software from Microsoft, but Microsoft says some resellers, in Jordan and elsewhere, have been selling the software on to companies and consumers in the US. …
John Oates, 3 Apr 2007
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Malaysian pirates slap bounty on DVD-sniffing mutts

Malaysian DVD pirates have slapped a bounty on the heads of sniffer dogs which earlier this week helped seize around $3m* in fake DVDs, Reuters reports. According to The New Straits Times, "syndicate bosses" are none too happy about the olfactory abilities of black Labradors Lucky and Flo, who on Tuesday were involved in the …
Lester Haines, 22 Mar 2007

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