P2P / File Sharing
BERLIN - Germany's top criminal court ruled Wednesday that Internet users need to secure their private wireless connections by password to prevent unauthorized people from using their Web access to illegally download data.
LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures is exploring a new frontier by participating in an offer to sell Seagate Technology hard drives with a copy of the latest "Star Trek" movie and 20 other films already on board.
BRUSSELS - Europeans downloaded euro10 billion worth of pirated music, film, television shows and software from the Web in 2008, an entertainment industry study said Wednesday.
SYDNEY - An Australian Internet provider cannot be held responsible when its users illegally download movies, a judge said Thursday in a ruling against major film companies.
WASHINGTON - Stung by an embarrassing electronic leak last month revealing ethics investigations into dozens of lawmakers, Congress moved Tuesday to prohibit federal employees from using the same type of Internet file-sharing software blamed for the disclosure.