US files criminal charges against Huawei
201901.29
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US files criminal charges against Huawei

Huawei, the Chinese multinational conglomerate which specialises in telecommunications, has come under fire this week after the US Department of Justice charged the firm with a host of criminal charges, including the theft of intellectual property, fraud and conspiracy. The tech conglomerate is the second biggest manufacturer of smartphones in the world after Samsung, however,…

Netflix joins Hollywood’s biggest labels in trade association
201901.24
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Netflix joins Hollywood’s biggest labels in trade association

The Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”) is a trade association and lobbying group that works to further the interests of the movie and TV industry in the US. Its members are Hollywood producers and film makers, and chief amongst them are Disney, Sony, Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. Netflix becomes the first non-Hollywood company…

“Kodi No Limits” has no place on YouTube
201812.10
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“Kodi No Limits” has no place on YouTube

As we have reported in the past, Kodi boxes are pieces entertainment hardware that, when paired with add-ons, allow access to illegal streams of premium television channels and ‘On Demand’ content. They aren’t always the easiest things to use, as much of the pre-installed software is quite “bare”: they generally don’t have user-friendly interfaces or…

Avoid “modded” games consoles, PIPCU warns
201812.07
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Avoid “modded” games consoles, PIPCU warns

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (much more manageably known as “PIPCU”) has issued a warning to Christmas shoppers of the dangers of buying modded games consoles. Consoles that are “modded” (also sometimes called “cracked” or “jailbroken”) have hardware modified (or new hardware installed) so that security measures pre-installed by the legitimate…

Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive
201811.20
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Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (more commonly known as The European Copyright Directive) is draft legislation that has the potential to forever change the very nature of user-uploaded media consumption on the internet. At its base level, Article 13 introduces new systems for the monitoring of the upload of copyright-protected material…