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Switzerland placed on piracy Watch List

On the heels of World Intellectual Property Day, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the 2016 Special 301 Report on the global state of intellectual…

MPA: No single tool to fix piracy

MPA: No single tool to fix piracy

According to Stan McCoy, President and Managing Director, MPA EMEA – the European arm of the Motion Picture Association of America – there isn’t one tool that will fix online…

Hollywood copyright concerns about FCC STB proposal

Hollywood copyright concerns about FCC STB proposal

The Motion Picture Association of America MPAA) and labour union SAG-AFTRA have jointly filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission expressing concerns about Chairman Wheeler’s proposal designed to open up…

OSN hails anti-piracy success

Middle East and North Africa pay-TV network OSN has secured a number of major successes in its fight against television piracy across the region, having carried out more than 316…

UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy

UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy

The UK Government has confirmed that it plans to harmonise the maximum sentence for online copyright infringement with physical infringement – at 10 years. The proposal was contained in its…

DISH, Chinese programmers file piracy lawsuit

Pay-TV platform DISH, TVB (USA) and CCTV have filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York to halt what they allege is illegal…

Brits risking work security accessing pirated content

New research from cyber security specialist RiskIQ has found that six Britons in 10 (59 per cent) who use personal devices for work also use the same device for streaming…

Obama ‘open STB’ stance criticised

Following Present Obama’s call for the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition, two influential lobbying bodies have unsurprisingly queried the White House’s intervention. According to Digital Citizens…

Primesight boosts Industry Trust anti-piracy campaign

Outdoor advertising firm Primesight is partnering with pro-copyright education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness to amplify the Trust’s ‘Moment’s Worth Paying For’ campaign, which promotes the value of…

Conviction for South African STB pirate

Conviction for South African STB pirate

A South African company director has been convicted in the country’s first successful criminal case against a distributor of IPTV set-top boxes that facilitate piracy of movies‚ series‚ and sport.…

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