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Pirates promise to lay out more than 40 top Hollywood movies in free access

2 years, 9 months ago

How, and I was laid out? (Source: Columbia Pictures)

As it was already reported, the other day in the Network release copies of the latest Hollywood movies appeared. Among the movies which are laid out by pirates — "Survivor", "The disgusting eight" and others. With what has already been achieved pirates are not going to be satisfied. Shortly pirates promise to lay out more than 40 most popular movies in the next several weeks.

In general, the Hollywood studios are not glad to such New Year's gift at all. The movies which are laid out in the general access swing hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. It is difficult to estimate exact number of loadings as movies appeared on several resources, including closed at once. But it is possible to speak about millions of loadings with confidence. According to the anti-piracy company Excipio only "The disgusting eight" was loaded by more than 1,3 million times for the first days.

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Tens of prerelease movies in DVD quality flowed away in the Internet

2 years, 9 months ago
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Frame from The Hateful Eight ("The disgusting eight")

This week there was the biggest leakage of movies in the Internet in the history of video piracy. According to some information, several tens copies of the movies in DVD quality intended for print preview by professionals in the field of cinema snared (such copies are usually designated as DVDscr).

Video on similar disks is usually supplied with the precautionary texts, watermarks and other marks called if not to protect them from copying then to punish guilty persons. But on these copies no precautionary texts were noticed. The flowed-away movies belong to different film companies.

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Frame from The Revenant ("Risen from the dead")

The last loud case of similar leak which happened to Stallone's movie "The Expendables 3" grows dim in comparison with the current event. Here plays a role not only quantity, but also quality of movies – among them and the freshest movie there is Tarantino, and the new movie with DiCaprio's participation (we support you, Leo!), and other movies of a class "A". All movies or began to be broadcast recently at movie theaters, or are planned for Christmas days.

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Founder of Liveinternet: Telegram or will agree with the authorities, or it will be closed

2 years, 9 months ago
Herman Klimenko, the founder of Liveinternet, said in interview to Dozhd TV channel that the Telegram messenger or "will cooperate or is closed". Here cooperation with the authorities of the different countries means.

"Criminals, unfortunately, use the same technicians, as we. They really use Telegram, Skype, mail, finally. And yes, they use that mail which given to the Russian law enforcement agencies does not issue. It is clear, that it is necessary to look for a compromise between society and law enforcement agencies. It is necessary to recognize accurately that recognizing complete anonymity and not cooperation by the foreign company with law enforcement our agencies, we in fact, help criminals" — Klimenko in interview reported.

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Runtime royalty fees of HEVC were reviewed

2 years, 9 months ago

The agreement on licensing of video will protect 4K-records in the future




Recently the future of a format 4K is questionable. The independent company HEVC Advance which is engaged in licensing of video of the H.265/HEVC format requested considerable assignments almost from all without any exception, even free services faced need to pay the small sums. The price for many turned out too big, and giants of the industry began to work on the free formats that on anybody not to depend. HEVC Advance did not become puzzled and offered the updated scheme of licensing. Though this scheme can still be expensive, it, however, will help to protect rather cheap 4K content.

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The State Duma introduces a fine of 1 million rubles for searchers for non-execution of "the right to oblivion"

2 years, 9 months ago
The State Duma in the third reading adopted the law according to which the search engine can be fined one million rubles in case of refusal to delete information on request of the person. Yandex considers that the law contradicts the Constitution and is technically unrealizable.

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Roskomnadzor promises to block the largest torrent trackers in 2016

2 years, 10 months ago


Alexander Zharov, the head of Roskomnadzor, declared high probability of blocking of the largest Russian torrent trackers next year. The largest resources such are going to be blocked forever, write "Sheets". "15 most popular torrent trackers are entered by efforts of owners in the list on eternal blocking" — the head of department at the forum "Internet Economy of 2015" reported.

He also noticed that on solutions on blocking the appeals considered now by court are submitted. Nevertheless, Alexander Zharov expects blocking of all these resources next year.

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The Moscow City Court refused to prohibit smiles with same-sex families in iPhone

2 years, 10 months ago
The deputy Vitaly Milonov declared that the iOS 8.3 operating system has to be on sale together with lashes, and the lawyer Vsevolod Sazonov decided to receive from Apple about one million rubles for the fact that his son accidentally saw smiles with the image of nonconventional families. The Moscow City Court refused to recognize gay propaganda similar images in the smartphone and rejected the claim.

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The content police of Facebook rejected a photo from the German museum

2 years, 10 months ago
The department of moderators works at many large websites with the user content. They monitor that the prohibited content was not published, react to complaints of users. There is such department and in Facebook. It is called Political Correctness Police — Police of political correctness.

The National art museum of Germany which tried to publish on a social network the photo from the Bared in the Museum exhibition (Nackt in Museum) fell the last victim of "politically correct" censorship of Facebook.

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Мосгорсуд не принял жалобу на вечную блокировку RuTracker

2 years, 10 months ago

Фото: rublacklist.net

Мосгорсуд отказался принять к рассмотрению апелляционную жалобу, которая подавалась юристами «Роскомсвободы» от имени пользователей торрент-трекера RuTracker. Жалоба подавалась в ответ на решение о так называемой вечной блокировке ресурса.

В апелляционной жалобе, в частности, подчеркивалось, что вечная блокировка ресурса противоречит ст. 29 Конституции РФ, равно, как и совместным декларациям ООН по защите свободы СМИ и выражения мнения, составленных в Вене в 01.06.2013, пишет «Роскомсвобода». Суд мотивировал отказ о принятии жалобы к рассмотрению тем, что заявитель жалобы не является стороной по делу. Таким образом, “вопрос о правах и обязанностях заявителя принятым решением по делу на разрешен”.

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The European Union enters an age limit 16+ on use of social networks

2 years, 10 months ago


The European Parliament adopted the law on data protection of General Data Protection Regulation which prohibits teenagers to be registered till 16 years on social networks. Under the new law, the company has the right to process personal data of the teenager till 16 years only from a parental consent. It means effective access lock of teenagers in social networks for lack of parent control. And not only in social networks, but also in any other services which process personal data.

The law has to become effective at the beginning of 2017. He by default acts in all 28 European Union countries, but each country has the right to unilaterally lower an age limit for the citizens.

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