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Study: Online copyright piracy hits $800bn

Research by application protection company Arxan and the iThreat Cyber Group (ICG) suggests that the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material on the Web is extensive and growing rapidly.…

STBs seized during fraud raid

Dozens of electronic items including suspected illegal set-top boxes have been seized from an apartment in the UK West Midlands town of Walsall. The items were located after a joint…

US cinemas screen MPAA creativity awareness videos

The Motion Picture Association of America has confirmed that AMC Theatres will begin airing the MPAA’s ‘I Make Movies’ video series nationwide to raise audience awareness about the hard work…

Inside Out trailer highlights cinema experience

Copyright and creativity consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Disney•Pixar are teaming up to launch the latest ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ trailer into cinemas. The latest…

Spain: Court forbids Rojadirecta football streaming

Spain: Court forbids Rojadirecta football streaming

Popular Spanish streaming site Rojadirecta has been ordered by a Madrid court to stop linking to certain football streams or have its site blocked by local ISPs. The site’s operators…

Pirate Bay: ‘Australian anti-piracy laws won’t work’

Pirate Bay: ‘Australian anti-piracy laws won’t work’

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has suggested that the Australian Federal government’s crackdown on online piracy, which includes new laws to block overseas websites that infringe copyright, will be unsuccessful…

Lebara goes OTT with Lebara Play for migrants

Lebara goes OTT with Lebara Play for migrants

Telecoms provider Lebara, best known for calling plans to enable migrant communities to connect, has launched Lebara Play, which aims to bridge the content gap by providing a new entertainment…

Australian anti-piracy laws to be strengthened

Australian anti-piracy laws to be strengthened

Australia’s House of Representatives has passed amendments to the Copyright Act, which, if passed in the Senate, will mean websites that provide illegal content will be blocked. According to the…

OSN pirate in Abu Dhabi fined, deported

An Abu Dhabi court has head that the local police raided a TV retailer who was selling access cards and illegal set-top boxes. The store has been fined 200,000 Dirhams…

Pay-TV pirate spared jail

Pay-TV pirate spared jail

A man from the north-east of England has escaped a prison sentence despite making over £46,000 (€63,000) by illegally supplying satellite television channels. Alexander Woodmass had around 50 customers, including…

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