Category archives for: Piracy

US names IP ‘Enforcer’

The White House has nominated Danny Marti as Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President. The IPEC oversees the White House’s efforts to combat intellectual property infringement, including the theft of copyrighted TV shows and movies, while protecting fair use rights. Marti has been managing partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Washington. Marti’s predecessor, Victoria […]

Irdeto fights broadcast piracy in Egypt

As a part of a collaborative investigation to stop the illegal distribution of satellite channels across the African continent, Irdeto, in conjunction with African pay-TV operators, the Egyptian Cybercrime Unit and Egyptian Ministry of Interior, have made significant progress with the arrest of two Egyptian suspects on August 11th. These arrests mark the culmination of one of the largest investigations […]

Court deals further blow to Aereo

A US court has delivered a further setback to Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo’s continued attempts to resume operations by being designated a cable company. Aereo suspended its operations June 28 following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters and has suggested that after the Supreme Court’s decision, Aereo should be recognised as a cable system with […]

Pirated media assets diverting billions


According to Tru Optik, a Big Data start-up that empowers enterprises with the leading indicators and insight needed better to identify and monetise audience and consumer demand, more than $275 billion of digital content was pirated through peer-to-peer networks during the first six months of 2014. In the company’s study

UK camcorder pirate jailed

A man from the UK’s West Midlands has been sentenced to 33 months imprisonment for recording a blockbuster film in a cinema, uploading it to the Internet, and producing and selling copies to the public. In May 2013, the accused, Philip Danks, went to the Showcase cinema in Walsall and used a camcorder to record Fast and Furious 6, the […]

Stopping Premier League piracy “impossible”


A leading IT expert believes the Premier League will probably not be able to stop fans illegally uploading videos of goals and has questioned whether it would be legally possible. The Premier League has warned fans it is clamping down on Vines and Tweets of goals after thousands of users spread videos of goals on social media during the summer’s […]

Anti-piracy coalition claims take-down success

Since its formation in March 2014 by major Middle East broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers, the Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition has taken some important steps in its battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. As a result of the continuous monitoring and reporting of intellectual property infringements, the following channels are now off air: Al-Mamnou, Ahl […]

EFA launches


Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), Australia’s leading voice for digital rights since 1994, has launched, a website that provides information about the legal availability in Australia of the top ten most infringed movies worldwide. EFA has also published a submission guide for people interested in responding to the government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper. According to figures on the […]

Social media critical role in football piracy

As the opening weekend of the 2014/15 Premier League approaches, broadcasters should take note of some unexpected piracy figures from Irdeto stemming from the FIFA World Cup 2014, which found that Europe and North America broadcasters were the biggest targets for illegal streams worldwide. Irdeto’s intelligence also revealed

Telstra’s Thody: ‘Content piracy is theft’


David Thodey, CEO of Australian telco Telstra, has declared that piracy of content is theft, and suggested that the company can play a role in its prevention. “Piracy of content is theft. I hold a very strong view on that. You can’t justify it because of the price of content. A whole industry exists to create great content and it’s […]

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