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Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

The studio releasing the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is using the UltraViolet video locker service to distribute the film. That's going to frustrate a lot of the movie's backers.

Clockwise Podcast 28: Music, video, and point-one interfaces

Music subscription services, iOS 7's increasingly customizable user interface options, how movies and TV are faring in the war on piracy, and Microsoft relents with changes to Windows 8.1.

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The most pirated movies are the hardest to buy online

A new website compares top movie torrent downloads to the movie's legal availability, and it doesn't look good for Hollywood.

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Exploring Google Search's tenuous relationship with pirated content

Mountain View says it filters copyright-infringing content from its autocomplete function, but not all search filters are created equal.

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Tech companies try to put a chokehold on ad-supported piracy

Online ad companies agreed to a new set of "best practices" that would remove ads from sites engaging in copyright piracy or selling phony goods. But the effectiveness of these practices is still very much up in the air.

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Adobe Creative Cloud cracked and pirated mere days after launch

So much for the idea of an Internet connection making software more secure to cracking attempts.

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