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Court orders disclosure of Kim Dotcom's wealth to Hollywood studios

10/21, 6:42pm

Judge dismisses appeal over High Court ruling, assets won't be made public

In the legal battle between file-sharing entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and Hollywood movie studios, a judge has dismissed an appeal that could have saved the Megaupload founder from detailing his current financial assets. The dismissal upholds a July decision, forcing Dotcom to turn over an affidavit for his worldwide assets to the Hollywood studios suing him for copyright infringement in a civil suit.

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Startup, Microsoft take aim at P2P piracy with Pirate Pay

05/14, 5:05am

New system tracks and shuts down infringing torrents

Microsoft has joined with a Russian startup in an effort to crack down on online copyright infringement. The resulting partnership could prove a boon for Hollywood, which has long sought to curtail illegal filesharing on the Web. Pirate Pay, as the startup calls itself, may be the answer to copyright holders' prayers, as it targets torrents directly and takes them down.

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Amazon may ship tablets by September, move 4m in 2011

06/21, 10:15pm

Amazon tablets due in late summer

Amazon's two Android tablets have had their launch windows narrowed down to the end of summer. Part suppliers maintained Tuesday night that the previous "second half" target now expected it to ship as early as August or September. The production ramp would be timed to make sure Amazon hit its sales stride by Thanksgiving, Digitimes had heard.

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Amazon tablets nicknamed Coyote and Hollywood, go quad-core

05/16, 6:35pm

Leak shows Amazon Coyote and Hollywood tablet info

Amazon's tablet family has been broken down into more specific models in a rumor Monday evening. An entry level model, the Coyote, was cast by BGR sources as much like every other tablet with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2. A second model, the Hollywood, would use NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El and theoretically run up to five times faster than its ancestor.

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