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# Downloading

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# torrent of misuse
FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying?
After a court ruling this week, we were asked to find out the facts.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment?
We won’t tell.
# Downloading
Samsung's new tiny flash drive can transfer movies in a few seconds
The Portable SSD T1 has a read/write speed of 450MB per second, meaning it would only take eight seconds to transfer a 3GB movie file.
# tailored
Twitter is now keeping track of the apps you download - and it's all because of ads
Users will be able to opt of the scheme that tracks which other apps are downloaded.
# Downloading
HMV launches free music app
The app enables people to search for an album by scanning an album cover.
# my dragons
Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy"
Land of torrents and files.
# Piracy
Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms
Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.
# Black Market
Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year'
Retail Ireland says one-eighth of all diesel sold in Ireland is illegal, while one in six people have made illegal downloads.
Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?
Paul Quigley, co-founder of a site which tracks the sharing of news stories through social media, warns that changes in Irish legislation could shut down any site that ‘interacts’ with the internet.
# Downloading
China's largest search engine to pay for music downloads
Sony, Warner Music and Universal have reached a deal with Baidu. Currently almost all of music downloads in China are illegal.