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'Govts can lose $50 bn due to malware in pirated software'

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:33

The study, titled 'The Link Between Pirated Software and Cyber security Breaches', expressed concern over the potential impact of cyber security threats on nations.

`Govts can lose $50 bn due to malware in pirated software`

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 11:42

Governments could lose more than USD 50 billion in dealing with costs associated with malware on pirated software, shows a study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and research firm IDC.

Bruno Mars, Rihanna top list of most-pirated artists in 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 15:07

American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and R&B star Rihanna are the most pirated music artistes of 2013.

Baidu facing $49.2 million payouts over copyright violation claims

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 14:58

China's search giant Baidu has been reportedly sued a whopping 49.2 million dollars in damage for copyright violations, after privacy-fighting group filed a lawsuit against the site for spreading pirated videos online.

Google axed 200mn search results in 2013 over piracy claims

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 16:29

Google has reportedly removed about 200 million search links from its platform in 2013 after they were found to be allegedly linked to pirated content.

Pirated books of NCERT, others seized in Patna

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 19:06

The Patna police today seized pirated books of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and those of famous writers and arrested six persons in connection with the fraud.

1% rise in licenced software use can add $1.3b to GDP: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 19:07

"While 1 percent increase in use of licensed software would generate almost USD 1.3 billion in national production, a similar increase in pirated software consumption would generate USD 554 million, meaning properly licenced software would deliver USD 739 million in additional economic value.

Pirated software to cost consumers and businesses dearly: Study

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 13:46

The IDC study — The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software — was released on Friday as part of Play It Safe campaign, Microsoft's global initiative to bring awareness to issues related to software piracy.

`Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part-1` most pirated film at Xmas

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 15:28

‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part-1)’ became the most counterfeited DVD over the festive period.

Over half of world PC users admit to pirating software: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 14:26

Over half of the world's personal computer users, 57 percent to be precise, admit to pirating software, according to a new study.

Court revives Viacom copyright suit against YouTube

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 00:01

A US appeals court on Thursday revived a billion-dollar lawsuit filed by entertainment giant Viacom accusing Google-owned website YouTube of knowingly profiting from pirated video clips.

Sunny Leone miffed with Kolkata pirated movie vendors

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 15:45

Pirated CD/DVD vendors have been minting money by selling complied porn films of hers to meet the ever increasing demand. And this news hasn’t gone well with the adult film actress.