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VPN users say Netflix crackdown will make pirates of them

The fact that Netflix offers different content to different users in different regions, has always meant people have tried to find ways around that geoblocking. One popular method has been to use a virtual private network (VPN) service, but with Netflix’s recent crackdown, a lot of users are now considering …

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Pindex is Stephen Fry’s push for curated educational media

Taking a leaf out of Pinterest’s book, Stephen Fry’s new Pindex platform is designed to make it easier for teachers and parents to find high-quality, educational media online. Some of it will be created in-house, but it will also focus on highlighting some of the better videos, articles and infographics …

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Virgin puts Wi-Fi in Buckinghamshire pavement

Although rural areas are gradually getting access to 3G and 4G services, coverage outside of cities and large townships still isn’t great. One solution that Virgin is trying out in the small market-town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, is what it’s calling “smart pavements.” It involves the creation of public Wi-Fi stations …

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Cheap media players are causing havok in North Korea

If you run a totalitarian regime, controlling information and communication is one of the most important aspects of it. People can’t rise up against you if they can’t organise and restricting their ideas goes a long way to keeping them downtrodden. That’s proving harder and harder to do in contemporary …

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Swedish ISP continues to refuse Pirate Bay block

Even though it barely seems to be operational these days, The Pirate Bay is the most iconic torrent search site in the world and is frequently cited by media lobby groups as a URL that ISPs should block – often with the courts backing that decision. While some ISPs might …

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Netflix is blocking VPNs and proxies

If you’ve been used to accessing Netflix’s vast library of North American content while living outside of the continent, by using a proxy or VPN, you may be out of luck, as the streaming media company has now begun blocking methods of circumventing its geographical limiters. This is a real …

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Piracy Crime Unit PIPCU secures funding until 2017

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is a government funded organisation dedicated to clamping down on intellectual property and copyright infringements, most notably online piracy. It’s been in operation for a few years now and clearly the government is pleased with its progress, as it’s now …

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Dotcom explains his departure from Baboom, Internet Party

Kim Dotcom has been a personality we’ve covered here a lot in the past couple of years, mostly because he’s been working on some exciting new platform. Over that time he’s launched the phoenix like file-locker site, Megaupload, a music sharing site and his own political party, but since then he’s …

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Authors call for copyright talks in school assemblies

Clearly suing downloaders and pirates doesn’t work. That’s obvious at this point, so some creative types have come up with a new idea: educate children about copyright while still in school. According to a bunch of authors that took to parliament yesterday to put forward some new ideas on combating …

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Digital media sales continued to boom in 2013

Despite what many copyright lobbyists would have you believe, the media industry is continuing to do very well indeed, as despite a small drop in physical media sales last year, digital is booming and raking in billions of pounds. The stats show physical goods sales dipping in music, video and …

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Microsoft has plans for hundreds more Xbox One TV shows

It seems that Microsoft really wants to make use of its next flagship console as a media hub, since it has plans in place for hundreds of Xbox One exclusive shows and series over the coming years. We’ve already seen the likes of Halo: Forward Unto Dawn and heard a few scant …

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Patriot launched Gauntlet Node with 320GB drive

When wireless first began to take off, KitGuru was sure that it would not be long before hard drives became wireless – at least on a local area connection. Products like the Patriot Gauntlet Node fulfil part of the promise of the future, because they enable a range of wireless …

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A.C. Ryan release the Playon! HD Essential

A.C. Ryan have a new media player out for launch which looks set to cement their standing as the leading force in media players. “Introducing the latest product launch from the multi-award winning Playon! series, the Playon!HD Essential. The Playon!HD Essential allows you to store and enjoy all of your …

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