Technology comes handy for actor to curb piracy

Technology came in handy for Tamil actor and filmmaker Radhakrishnan Parthiban to nail a film exhibitor who allegedly produced pirated versions of his latest directorial `Kathai Thirakkathai Vasanam Iyakkam`, now running in cinemas.

`Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India`

An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India.

`Game of Thrones` breaks piracy record

Fantasy drama series `Game of Thrones` has broken its own record as one of the most illegally downloaded episodes of all time.

US hails India`s role in fight against piracy

US and European Union officials have hailed a key role played by India in the global fight against piracy that has resulted in a remarkable drop in piracy off the coast of Somalia.

Indian music streaming startup Dhingana shuts down over piracy challenges

Indian music streaming startup Dhingana has reportedly shut down owing to industry challenges like piracy and after its biggest partner, T-Series refused to renew their agreement.

`Game of Thrones`: 2013`s most pirated show

The season finale of `Game of Thrones` has been named the most-pirated television show for the second year in a row.

160 sea pirates languishing in Indian prisons: Navy

Some 160 sea pirates, arrested by the Indian Navy in the Gulf of Aden, were languishing in Indian prisons as the governments of their native countries were not ready to take them back, a senior naval officer said.

Russia switches Greenpeace piracy charge to `hooliganism`

The Investigative Committee, the Russian agency in charge of probing serious crimes, said it had reclassified the crime as hooliganism, which carries a lesser sentence.

Russia says some Greenpeace activists to face new charges

The Moscow-based Investigative Committee said the authorities had found "narcotic substances" on the Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise ship detained by Russia.

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy

Five of 30 Greenpeace activists arrested last month for a protest at a Russian oil platform in Arctic waters were charged Wednesday with piracy, media reported.

Russia charges 14 activists with piracy: Greenpeace

Russian investigators today charged 14 Greenpeace campaigners with piracy over an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group said, calling the move "absurd."

Brit MPs lash out at Google for failing to block pirated content on site

British MPs have reportedly accused Google for jeopardizing thousands of jobs in the country by failing to block pirated content on its search site.

Greenpeace activists aren`t pirates: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Greenpeace activists apprehended after trying to scale an offshore oil platform aren`t pirates.

`Counterfeiting, piracy and smuggling used to finance terror`

Contemporary techniques like counterfeiting, piracy and smuggling are fast emerging as the likely sources for terrorism financing, according to a Ficci-Ernst & Young study.

Search on to retrieve Malaysian vessel: EU Navy

The European Union`s anti-piracy taskforce said Tuesday it has stepped up search and rescue operation for the Malaysian flagged motor vessel which sunk in rough seas Sunday.

Mauritius lauds India`s efforts to fight piracy

Mauritius on Thursday lauded India`s contribution in fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean Rim region.

Bengali music industry wants Goonda Act to tackle piracy

The Bengali music industry wants the West Bengal government to introduce the Goonda Act and include music piracy as a major offence.

Pakistani warship in Djibouti on anti-piracy mission

Djibouti`s Defence Minister and several other senior officers of the armed forces paid a visit to the Pakistani warship Tippu Sultan.

World sea piracy down 35 per cent in first quarter

An international maritime watchdog says world sea piracy fell 35 per cent in the first quarter of this year as international navies helped keep pirates away from Somalia.

New law to be enacted to prosecute sea pirates: Govt to SC

The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it will soon bring a legislation to ensure effective prosecution of pirates and taking all possible steps to bring back Indian seamen who are being held hostages.