A US government contractor was given an order that allowed it to seize his hard drive without warning, largely because the ex-employee started a new software company whose site said "We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop."
Power Ventures lured Facebook users into handing over access to their contact lists, then spammed everyone they knew with emails urging them to join their site. Now that Facebook has won its five-year legal battle, has it earned back some trust?
With the new "six strikes" piracy alert system, Comcast plans to hijack offenders' browsers, Cablevision will suspend subscribers for 24 hours after a fifth offense, and plenty of ISPs are looking at throttling infringers' connections down to a crawl.
Internet users are being warned about a malware attack that has been spammed out widely, posing as a communication from YouTube about copyrighted video content.
The emails, which have the subject line "Your video may have illegal content", pretend to come from Google's YouTube team.
Cloud-based storage firm MediaFire restored account access to a virus researcher who was suspended after a mysterious firm claimed virus samples she posted on the service violated copyright protections.
A malware researcher finds herself in company with First Lady Michelle Obama and science fiction author Neil Gaiman: booted from the web by hard-headed copyright protection algorithms.
Have you heard of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement? It contains a number of controversial provisions, some considered even worse than ACTA...
Some Android users have got a nasty scare, as three websites - involved in the distribution of cracked and stolen Android smartphone apps - were shut down by the FBI.
Google has announced changes to its search algorithms, pushing down websites with several copyright take-down requests from the prime position in search results. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
Oracle sued Google, accusing the search giant's Android platform of infringing the Java-related copyrights and patents that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun in late 2010.
The judgment is out.
ACTA has received considerable criticism from a number of high-profile sources, but don't write it off just yet. there is still a chance it could become law.
With the another UK citizen facing extradition to the US, this time for copyright offences, should the UK really be doing more to rebalance the US-UK extradition process?
New Zealand's parliament passed a controversial law earlier this year: the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011.
The local recording industry has just used it in anger for the first time - and you're guilty unless you can prove you're innocent.
Suspicions are being raised that disgruntled online games players were behind an attack which bombarded a Ubisoft server with traffic over the weekend, effectively bringing game-playing to a standstill. Video games publisher Ubisoft tweeted an apology to fans of Assassin's Read more…