skirmish666 writes "Apple's board of directors today released a statement confirming Mr Jobs's death:
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/steve-jobs-dead-apple-confirms-former-ceo-loses-fight-20111006-1lag8.html#ixzz1ZxGguPVt"Link to Original Source
skirmish666 writes "The giants of the film industry have lost their appeal in a lawsuit against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgment handed down in the Federal Court today.
The appeal dismissed today had the potential to impact internet users and the internet industry profoundly as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally."Link to Original Source
skirmish666 writes "If it works as advertised, a USB dongle could soon break the PlayStation 3'(TM)s seemingly hackproof seal.
An obscure group called PS Jailbreak is selling a USB dongle that will supposedly modify the PS3 so users can dump backed up (aka pirated) games onto the system’s hard drive to play them just like legitimate copies.
Read More http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/08/ps3-dongle/#ixzz0x683hJcu"
skirmish666 writes "Members of the RIAA have had their case of copyright infringement thrown out of court against Australian ISP iinet. The RIAA alleged that ISPs are responsible for their users and specifically that iined "Authorized" piracy, the judge decided otherwise.
The giants of the film industry have lost their case against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgement handed down in the Federal Court today.
The decision had the potential to profoundly impact internet users and the internet industry as it sets a legal precedent surrounding how much ISPs are required to do to prevent customers from downloading movies and other content illegally.
But after an on-and-off eight week trial that examined whether iiNet authorised customers to download pirated movies, Justice Dennis Cowdroy found that the ISP was not liable for the downloading habits of its customers."Link to Original Source