Posts Tagged ‘illegal’

[PS3] PS Jailbreak and Clones To Be Released

Media have widely reported about the latest steps in hacking the Playstation 3 console. Obviously that tiny PS Jailbreak USB Dongle turns a consumer PS3 into a debug PS3, thus allowing to run games from the internal or from an attached USB harddrive. The price is said to be around 160US$. For legal reasons here […]

[Media] Newspaper Articles About Copying And File Sharing

Abstract According to the RIAA the media industry is suffering heavy losses due to increased copying and file sharing in the last 10 years. Sanity and reason shows there must be something true with that argument. But are the numbers the media companies are providing correct? What can we learn from history? The following links […]

[iPad] Israel’s Customs Confiscate Imported U.S. iPads

Haaretz reports that several iPads have been confiscated by Israel customs during the last days. It seems the U.S. american iPads don’t comply with Israel’s wireless networks. Thus the Communications Ministry has legally blocked the import of iPads to Israel. “The iPad device sold exclusively today in the United States operates at broadcast power levels […]

[Muzaq] Former Universal CEO Calls For Culture Flatrate

Former CEO of Universal Music Germany Tim Renner has called for a culture flatrate in the german Rolling Stone magazine. Renner said, potential music buyers could be offered unlimited access to the music industry’s repositories for €12,90 (~US$17,50) per month. Furthermore at the address of the music industry he argues: “Instead of fighting with ghosts, […]

[Muzaq] Incomplete-MP3 Store Alpha

The Situation As an addition to our periodical music reviews we now offer to get those tracks legally as mp3 downloads from our own site here. We don’t expect big sales here. We see this as another experiment in our large field of experiments. As this is all about gathering experiences, we currently offer this […]

[iPhone] Apple disallows SDK to be used for jailbreak Apps

According to ArsTechnica.com Apple’s latest update of the iPhone SDK agreement contains terms that explicitly forbids developers to use the iPhone SDK to be used to create applications that require jailbreak. We don’t expect that this will either stop people from developing apps for jailbroken iPhones, as we feel this is a problem Apple addresses […]

[News] iTunes Gift Card Algorithm Cracked

On auction sites worldwide chinese faked iTunes gift card serials are getting sold for a lot less money than their iTunes value. Currently 200US$ gift cards cost about 3-5US$ in China. In Europe prices vary between 40-60€ per 200US$ gift card. This issue reveals that Apple seems to have at least one problem: either they […]