Category archives for: Piracy

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’

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 […]

Study: Cyberlockers profiting from content thieves

Digital Citizens Alliance – a coalition of consumers, businesses, and Internet experts focused on educating the public and policymakers on the threats people from all walks of life face on the Internet – has just released a new report, Behind the Cyberlocker Door: A Report on How Shadowy Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions. Drawing on new research […]

MPAA’s Dodd urges greater content protection

Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has made clear how China – and the world – needs to make greater efforts to protect creative content. Delivering a keynote speech at the World International Copyright Organization (WIPO) Copyright Forum, the former US Senator brought up the importance and impact of the Beijing Treaty, which […]

Economists: Anti-piracy measures could drive up costs

The changes proposed in the Australian government’s discussion paper on online copyright infringement have the potential to impose costs that greatly exceed their benefits, according to two of Australia’s leading economists. In a joint submission the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper, Professor

Australian digital film prices ‘among world’s cheapest’

As Australia’s copyright reform debate continues, players from the ISP, consumer and content side are making their respective case, with the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) releasing research commissioned from IHS Technology that suggests Australia is the cheapest place in the world to rent high-definition content. It also identifies Australia as second only to the US in cheaply renting […]

200,000 Portuguese pirate homes

At least 200,000 households in Portugal are equipped with pirate equipment for pay-TV reception, according to the Portuguese Federation of Video Editors (FEVIP), which represents the interests of its members in the coordination of the national programme against audiovisual piracy. The estimated damage to pay-TV operators from card-sharing amounts to between €600,000 and €1 million a month. Pay-TV pirates risk […]

Targeting illegal downloaders ‘lost cause’

The founder of one of the UK’s most successful companies specialising in the removal of pirated content from the Internet says that targeting individual end users is a ‘lost cause’, and the only way forward is to target the websites hosting illegal material. Ian Noble is Director of DiCopSys, which has just issued its 500,000th ‘take-down’ notice in six months […]

IP crime unit issues 2.5m site warnings

As it marks its first year in operation, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has revealed that since April 2014, the team has diverted more than 2.5 million visits from copyright infringing sites to a domain suspension page. This is an official message from the City of London Police, which is the National Policing Lead Force for Fraud, warning […]

Irdeto boosts Premier League anti-piracy efforts

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Multiscreen, media protection and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto has confirmed it is working with the Barclays Premier League, the most watched football league in the world, to support the league’s continued efforts to tackle the illegal redistribution of set-top boxes capable of receiving illegal content streamed over the Internet (IPTV STBs). According to Irdeto, it will provide the Premier […]

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