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Porn and movies, not tech secrets, found on Chinese spy suspect's NASA laptop

The Chinese national taken into custody on an airplane waiting to take off for home had pornography and illegally downloaded movies on his NASA computer, not government secrets, reports say. He is now set to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating NASA computer rules. A felony charge of allegedly lying to FBI agents has been resolved, reports say, but it is not immediately clear if it is being dropped outright. Reports do indicate the lying charge is not going forward.


Associates of Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom granted bail

A New Zealand court has granted bail to two associates of the founder of online file-sharing website Megaupload, accused of being involved in a $175 million Internet piracy scheme.


MegaUpload file sharing site shut down for piracy by Feds

MegaUpload Shut Down by Feds

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has conducted a major action to shut down MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing site widely used for free downloads of movies and television shows.


Wikipedia, Google protest US antipiracy proposals

SOPA: Wikipedia Blackout

January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in protesting pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content.

Senh: Dammit. I didn't think I would be affected by this too much, but I am. I tried submitting an article to reddit and the site was blacked out. I tried researching something on Wikipedia, and it too was blacked out. At least there's still google.


NY man gets 1 year in prison for 'X-Men' piracy

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

A New York man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally uploading and distributing a copy of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" before the movie's premiere....


Congress takes up controversial anti-piracy legislation

Congress began debating Wednesday another controversial effort by the movie industry and other content makers to stem Internet piracy through federal legislation.


More ISPs asked to block Newzbin2

The movie industry is widening its anti-piracy net as it asks Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk to block Newzbin2.


Anti-Piracy Group Will Sue Pay Processors If They Don’t Name Site Admins

Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group BREIN says it will pursue a similar strategy to its counterparts in the United States and UK by pressuring payment processors like PayPal to stop doing business with file-sharing sites. But BREIN says the processors must go further. Either they can voluntarily hand over the names of the admins behind the site accounts, or they will go to court and sue them into submission.

Senh: "...sue them into submission." That sounds cool.


Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, ‘Thor’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Fast Five’. ‘Red State’ completes the top three.


Argentine denies leaking scenes of 'Breaking Dawn'

Argentine denies leaking scenes of 'Breaking Dawn'

A 24-year-old Argentine woman accused of leaking unfinished scenes from the vampire movie "Breaking Dawn" said Thursday that she accessed the material on the Internet "by chance" and didn't pirate it.


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