Category archives for: Piracy

Sony’s Singh: ‘Piracy a continuing concern’

Man Jit Singh, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, has admitted that content piracy continues to be an area of concern for the company’s operations. Delivering a keynote speech at the PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2014 Conference in London, Singh noted that in certain markets such as Asia and Europe, piracy levels were three times higher than the US. “We all […]

Google hits back at News Corp piracy jibes

Google has responded to News Corp’s open letter to the European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia in which News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson branded the company a “platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks”. Writing for Google’s Europe Blog, Rachel Whetstone, SVP Global Communications, offers the company’s views on the Internet and society in a ‘Dear Rupert’ open […]

Creative Future welcomes content availability study

Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of Creative Future, the grass-roots coalition which unites those who value American creativity and innovation in the fight against content theft, has welcomed publication of a study from KPMG – Film and TV Title Availability in the Digital Age – which reveals that the vast majority of the most popular films and television shows are actually […]

Report: Most top movies, TV shows available legally online

Largely debunking the argument that online piracy is driven by the lack of availability of top movie and TV titles, a study carried out by consultancy firm KPMG on behalf of NBCUniversal looking at the availability of the most popular and critically acclaimed film and TV titles on legal digital streaming and download services has found that relatively high proportions […]

Third of online pirates say no industry impact

Illegal viewers are not aware of the impact their activity has on the wider entertainment industry, according to new research by PriceSpy.co.uk. The price comparison site found that

Police chief calls for global collaboration on IP crime

City of London Police Commander Steve Head has called for greater global co-operation and a worldwide day of action to tackle organised criminal networks who are making millions of pounds through intellectual property (IP) crime. Speaking at the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference in Vietnam Commander Head, who is the Police National Coordinator for Economic Crime, highlighted how the […]

MENA anti-piracy operation grows

The Middle East’s Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, meeting in Cairo, say that their organisation has grown by six new members, including Rotana, ART, IAA, the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, Gulfsat and WWE. The Coalition also says that as a result of their efforts, 15 channels have been taken off air because of piracy in their transmissions. The additional six members […]

Linked Content Coalition sets Digital Future targets

The Linked Content Coalition (LCC), the media project that has developed a technical framework to improve the management and communication of and access to online rights information, has been re-constituted as a permanent organisation. The new LCC is a not-for-profit global consortium of standards bodies and registries with a remit to facilitate and expand the legitimate use of content in […]

FindAnyFilm presents a Dracula moment worth paying for

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Universal Pictures are launching a Dracula Untold trailer in cinemas nationwide, the 17th such collaboration as part of the industry’s successful ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign. Luke Evans stars in this origin story of the man who became Dracula and the trailer aims to inspire by thanking audiences for […]

Expendables 3 producer: ‘We’re going after illegal downloaders’

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Avi Lerner, producer of The Expendables 3 and chairman of Millennium Films, has confirmed the studio is pursuing individuals who downloaded pirated copies of the movie, sending out legal letters asking for a settlement to holders of IP addresses in lieu of more substantial damages should they take cases to trial, reports trade daily Variety. The leak of the movie […]

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