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Pirate football rampant on Facebook Live

Pirate football rampant on Facebook Live

Dozens of Spanish and Latin American Facebook pages are illegally streaming top-flight football matches free of charge using the social network’s video-sharing facility Facebook Live, according to a report in…

FAST: ‘More to do’ on anti-piracy initiative

A new development on pirated films and music online comes as a step forward on the road to reducing mass copyright infringement. However, for the UK’s Federation Against Software Theft…

Copyright education campaign reaches over 2bn

Copyright education campaign reaches over 2bn

UK pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness has revealed that its well-established campaign, Moments Worth Paying For, has reached over two billion consumers in six years…

Rights holders, search engines partner to combat piracy

A first-of-its kind initiative aimed at reducing the availability of infringing content accessed through online search has been agreed in the UK between representatives of rights holders (BPI, Motion Picture…

Kim Dotcom US extradition can go ahead

Kim Dotcom, the founder of content-sharing site Megaupload, can legally be extradited to the US, New Zealand’s High Court has ruled. Dotcom is wanted by the US on a number…

Premier League piracy crackdown

Three suppliers of pre-loaded IPTV boxes that facilitate mass piracy of Premier League football broadcasts have been ordered to pay a total of £267,000 (€311,230) by the Courts for infringing…

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

The US’s leading creative industries have called on the government to do more to ensure that its trading partners fulfil their pledges to the US to improve protection and enforcement…

US IP awareness body launched

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), a new non-profit organisation devoted to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on peoples’ lives, has been launched with an ambitious…

Campaigners warn of copyright trolls

Digital rights and civil liberties issues campaigning organisation Open Rights Group (ORG) has warned that changes to the penalties for online copyright infringement could leave UK citizens vulnerable to blackmail…

Foxtel CEO: ‘Piracy a scourge’

Foxtel CEO: ‘Piracy a scourge’

In the aftermath of its exclusive pay-per view coverage of a top boxing bout being illegally streamed on social media platforms, Peter Tonagh, CEO of Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel, has…

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