Rogers admits throttling World of Warcraft gamers

Last February there was a bit of a stir among my Canadian gamer friends when the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved new data caps of a mere 25 GB/month (down from 200 GB/month).

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Peter Smith

How to share holiday photos securely

The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people that means one thing: endless photo opportunities.After the last latke is consumed, you're going to want to share your images with everyone in the

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Megan Geuss

Pirate Bay plans lawless ‘darknet’ with P2P DNS

Some of the shady crowd behind the Pirate Bay file sharing Website have announced plans for a peer-to-peer domain name system (DNS), called P2P DNS. DNS is the behind-the-scenes technology that converts the

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Keir Thomas

Student who illegally shared music files must now pay $67,500

Even after cutting a damages award in a music file-sharing case to one-tenth the original sum, a judge said Friday the new fine was still excessive. The federal judge in Massachusetts on Friday

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

On brink of closure, Limewire seeks settlement with recording industry

Beleaguered file-sharing software maker LimeWire LLC said it still hopes to settle a dispute with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) even as a federal court in New York appears set to

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Tech piracy can fuel innovation, says former pirate radio DJ

Frowned upon by the establishment, reviled by large music companies and hunted down by the police, today's tech pirates, in a way, have much in common with their seafaring counterparts of old. However,

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to set up a Windows 7 PC to share printers, files with XP, Vista machines

With Windows 7, you can more easily share files and printers across a network via the new HomeGroups feature. HomeGroups lets you connect to files and printers with a group password--if all the

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Zack Stern

19 free online services – a treat for knowledge workers

Sifting through all of the free sites and services available on the Web, you've probably come up with some favorites, such as instant messaging tools or video streaming sites like Hulu. Those are

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Zack Stern

Student to declare bankruptcy after $675,000 music piracy fine

In a major victory for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a federal jury one week ago fined Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum $675,000 for illegally downloading and distributing 30 copyrighted songs.

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Four P2P apps that let you share files privately and securely

Stephane Herry says that he founded his private file-sharing network GigaTribe out of frustration at not being able to share files with his friends on Kazaa. Every time he searched for a file

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Jackson West

Woman appeals ‘monstrous’ $1.92 million fine in copyright case

The woman ordered to pay $1.92 million in fines for illegally distributing 24 copyrighted songs said she will appeal, and called the June 18 jury verdict "excessive, shocking and monstrous." In a 13-page

Published on: July 10th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Canada’s first online movie streaming service unveiled

It's billed at Canada's first "legit" online film and TV shows streaming service, and the firm offering it – Ottawa-based Zip.ca – is relying on certain factors to make it a resounding success.These

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Woman fined $1.92 million for sharing music files over Kazaa

A woman who won a retrial after a $220,000 verdict against her for sharing music files has now been ordered to pay $1.92 million by a jury in Minnesota. In 2007, when she

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Jaikumar Vijayan

Conference Board of Canada recalls copyright piracy reports, admits plagiarism

Admitting that they plagiarized, the Conference Board of Canada has withdrawn a trio of reports on copyright piracy in Canada, despite initially defending the research.The reports Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy;

Published on: May 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson