Illegal Downloads

Why Is Gaming More Popular Than Music and Film?

George Taylor | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
George Taylor

Gaming has always been popular, but this has increased exponentially over the last few years. Whereas gaming was once seen as 'geeky' and 'uncool,' nowadays, geeky IS cool. You can blame the huge rise of comics and 'cosplay' conventions such as Comic Con for contributing to this massive change in perception.

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

Piracy Study Says Each Person On Earth Owes $67 Million In Fines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

The average person has illegally downloaded approximately 2,900 music files and 90 movies, a new study suggests. Which has worrying financial impli...

Who Just Accused Google Of 'Un-British' Behaviour?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Tech

Google has offered only "flimsy" excuses for failing to deal with illegal downloads, an influential committee of MPs has warned. A report from the ...

A Pirate's Life for Me?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the film companies, and the cinemas for that matter have no idea just how extortionate these prices are (or maybe they do.) It feels like they don't realise that most people can't afford the prices they are charging in order to go to the cinema, therefore more and more people are turning to a 'life of crime' in order to obtain films to get some release from the hardships of day to day life.

The Pirate Bay United Against High Court Shutdown

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Tech

The people behind the world's largest illegal file-sharing website have said they will "stand united" against a legal bid to block access to their sit...

The Vision for Radio 1's Official Chart With Reggie Yates Gets Bigger

Joe Harland | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Joe Harland

Once upon a time everyone knew who was No. 1. My mates, my Mum and probably your Mum too - knew if Blur had beaten Oasis, and whether the Spice Girls had managed to get their sixth chart topper in a row. Now that's no longer the case. Unless it's the Christmas No. 1, with its attendant media hoopla, the specifics of who exactly is heading the charts often passes us by.

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Who Is Kim Dotcom? | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Tech

His numberplate reads GOD, he generously sponsored Auckland's annual New Year's Eve fireworks, rents one of New Zealand's most exclusive mansions and ...

Why SOPA Is a Reaction, Not a Solution

Jade Lane | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jade Lane

The internet is in crisis. Wikipedia closed their doors to visitors last Wednesday, in protest at SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and in an almost perfectly-timed, plot-twist-shocker, the US Authorities pulled the plug on file-sharing hub MegaUpload.

The Beatles In Fight Against Illegal Music Downloads - How Do You Get Yours?

Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Beatles have backed a campaign to encourage people to appreciate the value of music and discourage illegal downloads. They...