Rightsholders Say Latest Article 13 Text Won’t Close the Value Gap
Dec14

Rightsholders Say Latest Article 13 Text Won’t Close the Value Gap

This September, the European Parliament backed the controversial Article 13 proposals, something that was met with a chorus of support from the entertainment industries, the music sector in particular. The final text of Article 13 is yet to be finalized so the EU Parliament will need to vote again, once that’s completed. However, as Article 13 mutates to address the concerns of opponents, rightsholders have been expressing...

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Nintendo Targets Sellers of Pirated Switch Games in Court
Dec14

Nintendo Targets Sellers of Pirated Switch Games in Court

At the start of the year the infamous hacking group Team Xecutor announced an ‘unstoppable’ Nintendo Switch hack. This made it possible to load pirated games onto the popular console, an opportunity many people have taken advantage of. Some have taken it a step further by offering Nintendo Switch “modifications” for sale, specifically mentioning the Team Xecuter hack. This is what California resident Mikel...

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DoJ Indicts Five Men For Pre-Release Movie & TV Show Piracy
Dec14

DoJ Indicts Five Men For Pre-Release Movie & TV Show Piracy

Public sharing of movies and TV shows before their commercial release is considered to be one of the most damaging types of piracy. With no official copies on the market, entertainment companies are unable to compete in what would ordinarily be the most profitable window of opportunity for sales. That’s why, year after year, individuals who leak content early become targets for law enforcement. Yesterday the Department of...

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Benchmark University Study Shines a Spotlight on Crypto Assets
Dec13

Benchmark University Study Shines a Spotlight on Crypto Assets

Judge Business School, a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, has published its second annual report into the cryptoconomy. Its inaugural report surfaced in April 2017, just as crypto mania was exploding. A lot has happened in the ecosystem since then, and the school’s new 96-page report covers a good portion of it, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency mining, exchanges, storage, and payments. Also read: BTC Gets a...

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Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries
Dec13

Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries

Zebpay, formerly one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has launched in Europe. Euro deposits, withdrawals, and trading are now live in 21 countries. While the exchange is not accepting new registrations from India, existing users can continue to use its wallet app. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Zebpay Launches in 21 Countries Zebpay announced on...

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