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Education key to copyright safeguarding

The changing UK film and TV piracy landscape is revealed in new figures released to coincide with the CREATe Industry Copyright Education & Awareness Symposium May 24th, where key stakeholders…

Piracy costs EU music industry €170m per annum

A report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that €170 million, or 5.2 per cent of all music sales, were lost in the EU in 2014 as…

Spain: 30 arrested for pay-TV piracy

Spain: 30 arrested for pay-TV piracy

The Spanish police has carried out a crackdown operation on TV pirates in 10 provinces arresting 30 people for pirating the signal of the country’s main pay-TV platforms: Movistar TV,…

Game of Thrones: Malware on 450+ pirate sites

Game of Thrones: Malware on 450+ pirate sites

Research from external threat management specialist RiskIQ has identified over 450 pirate content sites serving Malware to people trying to download or stream illegal versions of Game of Thrones. This…

UK plans Digital Economy Bill

The UK Government is to introduce legislation designed to create the right for every household to access high speed broadband, as well as protecting Intellectual Property. The proposals were outlined…

AAPA welcomes UK anti-piracy initiative

Marking the launch of the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office’s IP Enforcement Strategy, Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and the IPO organised jointly a seminar on illegal streaming and the sale…

Radix, MPAA partner to tackle online piracy

Marking the second agreement of its kind and the first with a registry based outside the United States, domain name registry operator Radix and the Motion Picture Association of America…

UK IP Minister slams pirate STBs

UK Minister for Intellectual Property Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has launched the Government’s intellectual property (IP) enforcement strategy, highlighting the threat of illegal streaming services and set-top boxes. The strategy document…

Digital piracy costs Ireland €320m

A report by business advisory firm Grant Thornton estimates that digital piracy has caused the loss of 500 jobs to the Irish economy by 2015. The estimated cost to the…

Research: Court-ordered site-blocking effective

Research carried out for the Australian Screen Association (ASA) on the effectiveness of court-ordered site blocking of pirate sites shows a decline in piracy to target pirate sites, other pirate…

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