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  • Sony's 4K video download service now available, offering up 70 titles for your consumption
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    Sony's 4K video download service now available, offering up 70 titles for your consumption

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has announced the availability of its 4K Ultra HD Video Download service at IFA 2013. The service is set to stream 4K content to Sony's previously announced $699 FMP-X1 4K media streamer and an accompanying Sony 4K television - indicating Sony is...

  • Sony reveals $699 FMP-X1 4K media streamer to accompany its televsions
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    Sony reveals $699 FMP-X1 4K media streamer to accompany its televsions

    By 8 April 2013

    Sony has announced the pricing and availability for its 4K media streamer, dubbed the FMP-X1, after revealing the same for its 55-inch and 65-inch 4K television lineup.  It will be available this summer for $699 (£455), though IT won't have access...

  • Sony: No plans to take 4K movie downloads outside of the US
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    Sony: No plans to take 4K movie downloads outside of the US

    By 31 January 2013

    A Sony exec has confirmed that the company has no plans to bring 4K movie downloads outside of the US for now, after its flagship 4K television was announced at CES 2013. Inside CL reports that Sony UK TV and home entertainment business head Paul Gyles...

  • Warner Bros. takes Facebook to the movies
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    Warner Bros. takes Facebook to the movies

    By 28 March 2011

    Warner Bros. has announced that, following a successful trial renting The Dark Knight on Facebook, it is expanding the rental options to five more blockbuster movies. From the official pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher's Stone, Harry...

  • Paramount movies coming to MSN Video Player
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    Paramount movies coming to MSN Video Player

    By 15 April 2010

    Late last year, Microsoft launched the MSN Video Player in the UK. It came with content from the BBC, Endemol, RDF and a number of other big names, but was focused mainly on TV shows.  That seems to be changing, with the announcement that Paramount Pictures...

  • Sky apes Microsoft with Sky+HD parties promo
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    Sky apes Microsoft with Sky+HD parties promo

    By 3 November 2009

    Sky is taking a leaf out of Microsoft's book with the news that the broadcaster is encouraging those with Sky+HD to hold movie-watching parties in order to persuade their guests to sign up for the high def service. Each party host will get one free film...

  • Netflix launching streaming service outside of US
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    Netflix launching streaming service outside of US

    By 23 October 2009

    Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings has told journalists in a conference call that his company will be launching a streaming-only service, which will let users watch movies online without having to subscribe to the DVDs-by-mail part of the service that the company...

  • DDD reveals Yabazam 3D content store
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    DDD reveals Yabazam 3D content store

    By 20 October 2009

    DDD, the company behind forthcoming 3D laptops from the likes of Acer, Dell, HP and Sony, has told Pocket-lint that it'll soon be launching a content store for digital downloads of 3D movies and video. It'll be called "Yabazam", and should be open for...

  • BT: Antipiracy efforts will cost £1m per day
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    BT: Antipiracy efforts will cost £1m per day

    By 23 September 2009

    BT has warned that the file sharing efforts proposed by the government and Peter Mandelson could cost the industry £1m every day. That would increase each customer's bill by £24 per year, said John Petter, the head of the company's consumer division....

  • Pirate Bay buyer facing bankruptcy
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    Pirate Bay buyer facing bankruptcy

    By 18 September 2009

    It's being reported that Global Gaming Factory X has been served with bankruptcy proceedings by its former director and board member Johan Sellstrom, who claims that he's owed 1.3 million Swedish kronor - a debt which should have been paid in July. "This...

  • Piracy kiosk set up in Weimar, Germany
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    Piracy kiosk set up in Weimar, Germany

    By 15 September 2009

    Since the imminent closure of the Pirate Bay in its current form was announced, many have attempted to scrape the site of its contents to rebuild it elsewhere on the Web. However, one group of German fans of the filesharing site took it one step further....

  • Pirate Bay buyer removed from Swedish stock exchange
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    Pirate Bay buyer removed from Swedish stock exchange

    By 10 September 2009

    Brief recap for those who haven't been following this story. Earlier in the year, it was announced that Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory X would be buying the notorious Pirate Bay bittorrent tracker and attempting to turn it legitimate....

  • YouTube to charge for streaming Hollywood movies?
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    YouTube to charge for streaming Hollywood movies?

    By 3 September 2009

    YouTube is looking to charge viewers for the first time in the service's history. The number one video site on the web is currently in talks with a three major movie studios to start a video on demand model which would likely see feature releases available...

  • Pirate Bay deal gets shareholder approval
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    Pirate Bay deal gets shareholder approval

    By 28 August 2009

    Against all the odds, the takeover of the Pirate Bay has been given approval by the shareholders of Global Gaming Factory X. The news comes following reports of executives walking out, allegations of insider trading and the site itself going down following...

  • Government announces filesharing crackdown
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    Government announces filesharing crackdown

    By 25 August 2009

    The UK government has announced tougher plans for combating illegal filesharing, in the wake of criticism over the Digital Britain report, which rights holders saw as too weak. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills issued an explanatory statement...

  • Pirate Bay sale back on the rocks
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    Pirate Bay sale back on the rocks

    By 21 August 2009

    Despite a confident statement to the contrary earlier in the week, it looks like the sale of notorious Bittorrent tracker The Pirate Bay to Global Gaming Factory X might be in serious trouble. All trading in the company's shares have been suspended by...

  • Pirate Bay sale still looking steady
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    Pirate Bay sale still looking steady

    By 20 August 2009

    Global Gaming Factory X, the company set to take over the Pirate Bay, has defied its critics and published the full proposal that it's due to give to its shareholders on 27 August. It's also planning to pay for the purchase fully in cash, rather than...

  • Filesharing banned in Antarctica
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    Filesharing banned in Antarctica

    By 19 August 2009

    The icy wastes of Antarctica, like Hull, are a little less free today, as employees of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) have been banned from using any P2P filesharing programs. There's only so much bandwidth available that goes to the South...

  • Pirate Party UK officially registered
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    Pirate Party UK officially registered

    By 13 August 2009

    The UK's own version of Sweden's Pirate Party has been officially recognised by the British electoral commission as a legitimate political party, according to a blog post from the party's leader, Andrew Robinson. That means that it can now raise funds...

  • Hull ISP cutting off filesharing customers
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    Hull ISP cutting off filesharing customers

    By 24 July 2009

    Reports are coming through that Hull ISP Karoo is cutting off its customers if they're accused of downloading copyrighted content. It's believed to be the only ISP in the country that's taken on the approach. For some time, content companies have pressed...

  • Pirate Party gets German Parliament seat too
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    Pirate Party gets German Parliament seat too

    By 22 June 2009

    2 weeks after gaining 230,000 votes in the European parliament elections in Sweden, the German wing of the copyright activism organisation has scored a similar victory. German politician Jörg Tauss has defected from the Social Democratic Party to the...

  • Pirate Party enters European Parliament
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    Pirate Party enters European Parliament

    By 8 June 2009

    After months of campaigning against established parties, the Swedish Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) has managed to win at least one, and perhaps two, seats in the European parliament. It gained 7.1% of the Swedish vote. The Pirate Party was founded in 2006...