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Record labels sue YouTube ripping site

Record labels sue YouTube ripping site

The world’s biggest record labels are suing a website that allows users to download the audio from YouTube music videos. Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and others launched legal action against…

Kodi boxes on trial

Kodi boxes on trial

A UK legal case against video-streaming set-tops that can access subscription content for free, begins this week. So-called “fully-loaded Kodi boxes” have gained popularity, but the legality of their sale…

Publican hit with £10K fine for illegal Sky use

Following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), the Designated Premises Supervisor of the Bay Horse Hotel in the northern England city of Leeds has been convicted…

KSI and Caspar Lee share Moments Worth Paying For

As part of the latest ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign spearheaded by pro-copyright education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, world-famous YouTube superstars KSI and Caspar Lee have released…

Study: ‘Fair use’ should be narrowed

Copyright provides broad protection for artists and creators, but these rights are not without limit. In the United States, for instance, the US Copyright Act permits the ‘fair use’ of…

Millennial viewers favour piracy over linear TV

Following industry reports that indicate millennials spend 54 per cent of their TV viewing time streaming content rather than watching traditional live programming, the 2016 Millennials at the Gate report…

UK creatives wary on copyright ruling

UK creatives wary on copyright ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has passed judgement on the copyright case GS Media v Sanoma Media Netherlands. The judgement says that posting a hyperlink on…

Narcos Season 2: Over 1m pirate downloads

Narcos Season 2: Over 1m pirate downloads

Figures exclusively revealed to advanced-television.com indicate that between the period September 2nd and September 7th, the complete set of Narcos Season 2 episodes was downloaded 1,118,799 times. The episodes were…

Pirate takedown confusion

According to news service Torrent Freak, major media owners have asked many legitimate providers – including themselves in some cases – to be removed from search links due to confusion…

Pakistan gets tough with ‘pirate’ Indian channels

Not for the first time Pakistan’s media regulator, PEMRA, is threatening tough action against unauthorised India satellite channels being carried on its cable networks. PEMRA is launching its own bouquet…

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