Piracy

Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). The term has been used throughout history to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents.Piracy or pirating is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of States.
Posts about Piracy
    • PC Game Traps Pirates Inside An Elevator

      Continuing a fine tradition of developers finding creative ways to punish pirates, Croteam - developers of the excellent Talos Principle - have decided they'll just trap them inside an elevator. Forever. The original posts on Steam have since been deleted, since they deal with piracy, but NeoGAF user Ryo Hazuki capped one discussion while it was still live (and publisher Dev ...

      Luke Plunkett/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
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  • 3DS’s new update targets homebrew hack ⊟ Just as the...

    …3DS’s new update targets homebrew hack ⊟ Just as the homebrew scene starts to get going on the 3DS thanks to Smealum’s hack released last month, Nintendo has released a firmware update patching up a significant part that enables it all to work (two other exploits continue to work). Curiously, Smealum’s hack does not allow people to play pirated…

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  • TinyCast 50! We get into a serious discussion about homebrew...

    … TinyCast 50! We get into a serious discussion about homebrew coming to 3DS and its implications in this episode. Before going into our piracy fears, though, we talked about the new Etrian Odyssey games, Persona Q, and donuts. We also recorded a GroceryCast, if you’re into that, for Club Tiny members! Direct download (MP3, 66.8 MB) / RSS Follow…

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  • 3DS homebrew is here! ⊟ If you have a Nintendo 3DS and a copy of...

    …3DS homebrew is here! ⊟ If you have a Nintendo 3DS and a copy of Cubic Ninja (they’re getting pretty expensive now), you can get started with running unauthorized games and apps on your system right now, thanks to Smealum’s “Ninjhax” exploit. But won’t this just pave the way for piracy? Won’t Nintendo immediately patch this vulnerability…

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  • Starbound Developer Announces Pirate-Themed Wayward Tide

    …. If someone jumps off early, the other players get treated to a boulder in the skull. *sniff* Sorry, bro. Other planned features in Wayward Tide are randomly generated levels, five distinct themed islands, both local and online co-op for up to four players, and healthy support for modding. No release window has been announced for Wayward Tide. Also, don't…

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  • Sims 4 mosaic bug is actually anti-piracy measure

    … A lot of Sims 4 players reported a certain bug that kept occurring. After your Sim takes a nice long time on the toilet, he stands up and flushes. But those pixels that blur the nudity? They don’t disappear, instead they expand to cover the entire screen. And this doesn’t go away. If this has happened to you, apparently you’re playing a pirated…

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  • Piracy Killed The Dreamcast, Piracy Saved The Dreamcast

    … Marketing and timing didn't help, but one of the biggest reasons cited in the untimely demise of the Dreamcast was the ease with which games could be pirated. That may be, but as Michael Gapper reminds us, it was also one of the best things about the system. Read more…

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  • 3DS Homebrew Channel delayed ⊟ No big surprise here — at least...

    …3DS Homebrew Channel delayed ⊟ No big surprise here — at least with the rational among us — that coder Smealum has postponed the Homebrew Channel’s launch due to the upcoming release of the New 3DS. The hack promises to enable both new and old 3DSes to load homebrew apps/games (not commercial or pirated software), and could eventually circumvent…

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  • PS4 Jailbreak Photos And Video Creating Internet Controversy

    … While console hacking news doesn’t make an appearance too often at Gamer Headlines, this story seems important enough to post. According to a fresh mention on the OpenModding forums, it appears that an infamous Sony scene member called Hishamage may have cracked the code of Sony’s PS4 to create a functional PS4 jailbreak. The image above shows…

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  • 3DS Homebrew Channel imminent ⊟ French coder Smealum is...

    …3DS Homebrew Channel imminent ⊟ French coder Smealum is preparing to release a 3DS Homebrew Channel hack for 3DSes soon! Here’s why this project is awesome: It works on the latest 3DS firmware, unlike previous hacks that require outdated versions from a year and a half ago This will not load commercial or pirated 3DS ROMs, only homebrew apps…

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