virtual reality
Court Rules Facebook Can Continue Selling Oculus Rifts, Cuts Zenimax Damages in Half

Last year Zenimax successfully sued Oculus and parent company Facebook over copyright infringement, after alleging that the Oculus Rift was based on stolen intellectual property. Despite the win, and being awarded $500 million in damages, Zenimax still tried to have the Oculus Rift pulled from sale. That decision kind of just blew up in their face. Read More >>

piracy
Danish Man Convicted of Telling Web Users Where to Download Popcorn Time

A Danish man has been handed down a six-month conditional sentence for merely sharing information about Popcorn Time, the once-popular torrent-based streaming client that was targeted for extermination by copyright lawsuits . Read More >>

spotify
Spotify Hit With Massive £1.2 Billion Lawsuit from Music Publisher

Spotify has been hit with a huge copyright lawsuit that alleges the music streaming company “failed to pay songwriter royalties to a publishing company approximately 21 percent of the time,” according to the complaint. Wixen Music Publishing filed the $1.6 billion (approximately £1.18 billion) lawsuit against Spotify on December 29th. The music licensing company says it represents Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Neil Young, Weezer, and the Beach Boys, among other artists. Read More >>

piracy
Glasshole: The FBI Took My Glass and Pulled Me Out of a Movie

When you're not having crazy Google Glass sex, maybe you'd like to go see a movie. Movies are fun! But beware, if you wear your Glass you might find yourself with an unexpected date. Specifically an FBI agent and 5-10 cronies. Read More >>

piracy
Record Labels Are Paying Students to Narc on Students Who Pirate Music

If you're still pirating music, stop. It's illegal and wrong and stealing and bad and yadda yadda. But it's also dangerous because you don't even know who you can trust anymore. There is no honor amongst thieves, record labels are using a task force of students to hunt down other students who pirate music. Read More >>