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Kim Dotcom eligible for extradition to US, court rules

A New Zealand court has ruled that Kim Dotcom, the larger-than-life founder of the now-defunct Megaupload, is eligible to be extradited to the US. Along with three co-defendants, Dotcom faces charges including money laundering, criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to…

McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…

Court rules in favor of Aereo in battle against TV networks

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently denied a preliminary injunction motion that would have prevented Aereo from streaming recorded broadcast television over the Internet to subscribers. It’s a huge victory for the budding service and a…

Verizon's 'Six Strikes' anti-piracy policy unearthed

The controversial “six strikes” anti-piracy system is scheduled to go into effect in the US within the next few weeks. Five major Internet service providers will initially be participating including Verizon, whose policy on the system was recently obtained by…