Piracy

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Going after Android set-top boxes won’t bring back viewers for pay-TV players

January 14th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
How does this court case change things for the pay-TV providers here? Will they get a boost in...
Q&A: Pay-TV piracy a sign of frustrated consumers, says Irdeto
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Q&A: Pay-TV piracy a sign of frustrated consumers, says Irdeto

February 10th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
One reason why people pirate pay-TV content, says Irdeto vice-president for Asia-Pacific, Bengt Jonsson, is because they are frustrated....
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Thousands of pirated Microsoft software confiscated in police raid

April 9th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
After a six month investigation in cooperation with Microsoft’s Counterfeit Investigation unit, the Singapore police last week seized over a thousand pieces of pirated Microsoft software as well as twelve tablet PCs that...
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StarHub destroys 300 illegal set-top boxes

March 2nd, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Driving a bulldozer over a bunch of illegal set-top boxes seems to be part of the job of an assistant vice-president in StarHub these days, a photo that we just received from the company appears to suggest. We’re told later...
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Empire Total War also needs Net access for single player mode

March 17th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
First it was Dawn Of War 2, and now it is Empire Total War. War is out in the open, but the battle it seems is against piracy. ETW is the second game I have reviewed this month that also needs a Steam log-in, and...
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Don’t alienate the legit gamers

March 6th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
There has been some discussion lately about Dawn Of War 2 and how it is sucky becoz we have to install Steam to play the single player campaigns even. Here’s something I wrote recently on this issue. IT JUST does not make...
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Dawn Of War 2 won’t run without Internet connection

February 25th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
Yes. you heard it right. Even if you are playing a single player campaign or a 1vs1 skirmish against the computer. You need to first launch Steam and log in to Steam for the game to even launch. And this is not just for initial...