Can a New Anti-Piracy System Really Defeat Cinema “Camming”?

By | May 19, 2019

During February, China’s National Copyright Administration (NCAC) announced that it would be upping efforts to deal with copyright infringement. On top of a promise to “dig deep” into the sources of piracy and “sternly investigate” online platforms that help to distribute pirated content, the NCAC said it would also target unauthorized “camming”. Camming, the act… Read More »

Ross Anderson and another edition of Security Engineering

By | May 19, 2019

Every cybersecurity professional knows – and almost certainly owns – this book. Ross Anderson published the first edition back around 2001. He’s starting a third edition and is using an on-line collaborative model for developing revisions. He has already posted drafts of a few revised chapters. Ross recently pointed out a disappointing result from Edward… Read More »

The Pirate Bay’s Oldest Torrents Survived 15 Years of Turmoil

By | May 19, 2019

When The Pirate Bay launched in the second half of 2003, the World Wide Web looked nothing like it does today. Mark Zuckerberg was still preoccupied with “Facemash,” the “hot or not” site he launched before Facebook was invented. YouTube wasn’t around yet either, nor were Twitter and Instagram, which launched years later. At the… Read More »

Rightscorp Done Anti-Pirating? Stock Worthless, Website Gone

By | May 18, 2019

For many years, anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp has been on a mission to turn piracy into profit. The company monitors BitTorrent networks, captures IP addresses, then asks ISPs to forward cash settlement demands to its subscribers. While some companies in the same niche have “gone big” by demanding hundreds or even thousands of dollars for each… Read More »

YouTuber Sends Lawyer After UFC to Stop ‘Unfair’ Takedown Notices

By | May 17, 2019

Copyright enforcement on YouTube is a growing source of frustration,  particularly the overbroad takedown efforts. Many channel operators and users have complained about apparent abuse, but most don’t go any further than that.  John MacKay, owner of the popular channel  “Boxing Now” is an exception. On his channel, MacKay releases videos with post-fight commentary of… Read More »

Powershell script to get list of B2B domains that are added in ‘Allow invitations only to the specified domains (most restrictive).’

By | May 17, 2019

We can use the Azure portal to invite B2B collaboration users. You can invite guest users to the directory, to a group, or to an application. After you invite a user through any of these methods, the invited user’s account is added to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), with a user type of Guest. The… Read More »

MPAA / ACE Shut Down ‘Pirate’ IPTV Service, Seize Domain

By | May 17, 2019

In 2015, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a new initiative designed to target existing and developing piracy operations on a global scale, announced its launch. Headed up by the studios of the MPAA plus Netflix and Amazon, more than 30 international media now complete its ranks, including the likes of BBC Worldwide, Bell… Read More »

Canadian Parliamentary Report Proposes Tough Copyright Measures

By | May 16, 2019

The Canadian Government is currently exploring if and how the current Copyright Act should be amended to better fit the present landscape. To this end, Canada’s Heritage Committee organized several hearings on remuneration models for artists, where it received input from various stakeholders. The outcome provides input for the Committee on Industry, Science and Technology’s broader review, which… Read More »

Faster smarter JavaScript debugging in Firefox DevTools

By | May 16, 2019

Script debugging is one of the most powerful and complex productivity features in the web developer toolbox. Done right, it empowers developers to fix bugs quickly and efficiently. So the question for us, the Firefox DevTools team, has been, are the Firefox DevTools doing it right? We’ve been listening to feedback from our community. Above… Read More »