Category archives for: Piracy

Google/MPAA spat intensifies


A ‘difference of opinion’ between Google and movie industry trade body the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over copyright policy has been raised a notch with the MPAA describing Google’s effort to position itself as a defender of free speech as “shameful”. The MPAA was responding to a Google Public Policy blog posted by Kent Walker, SVP and General […]

Holiday movie piracy tracking from CEG TEK

Content and asset protection solutions specialist CEG TEK International has introduced its Holiday Piracy Portal located at According to COO Kyle Reed, the Portal is designed to provide peer-to-peer (P2P) download demand data across BitTorrent users worldwide including geolocation metrics and interactive mapping features. Of the 41 films tracked, Home Alone remains number one with over 35,000 unique peers […]

Rightscorp: Piracy not declining


Findings from Rightscorp, a provider of monetisation services for artists and holders of copyrighted intellectual property (IP), suggest that content piracy is in fact not declining and is still a very serious ongoing threat to copyright owners, Rightscorp’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Sabec and President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Steele presented key market findings at the 5th Annual Content […]

Sony: “Why always me?”

One of the most gifted but controversial characters in the English Premier League is the Italian Mario Balotelli. One minute he scores a breathtaking goal for his country, the next he sets his house ablaze by letting off fireworks in his bathroom. You get the picture. Once he revealed a T-shirt in a goal celebration that read “Why always me?”. […]

Australian ISPs move to create anti-piracy Code


Australia’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) industry will create an industry Code for a notice scheme to combat online copyright infringement or ‘Internet piracy’, in line with decisions made December 10 by the Federal Cabinet. “We support the balanced approach that the Government has taken to what is a serious issue in Australia,” said Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton. “Australia’s ISPs […]

Sony Pictures deploys hacker techniques


Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, according to reports. Confidential data was stolen in an attack last week including five Sony Pictures films, all the users names and passwords for Sony Pictures Twitter and Facebook accounts and pay details for top executives and movie stars. […]

Pirate Bay offline after police raid

Pirate Bay has been taken offline following a police raid in Sweden. Servers were seized after a complaint from the Rights Alliance. According to Torrent Freak the police operation took place in an area in Nacka, south-east of Stockholm. The area’s mountainous terrain is used as a natural cooling system for computer servers. The Pirate Bay has operated for over […]

Australia announces steps to tackle online piracy


The Australian Government has announced new measures to ensure Australians make informed choices when accessing online content and to strengthen the industry’s ability to tackle online copyright infringement. Copyright protection provides an essential mechanism for ensuring the viability and success of creative industries by incentivising and rewarding creators. The rapid growth of the Internet has brought significant challenges to the […]

Most Oz pirates willing to pay for content

Findings released by Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE suggest that most Australian don’t download, stream or watch pirated TV shows or movies, but about a third have illegally downloaded or streamed content online. CHOICE suggests this is because Australian consumers can’t find what they are looking for at a fair price. Nevertheless, they are willing to pay for content if […]

Civolution boosts Ultra HD content protection

Civolution, the solutions specilaist for identifying, managing and monetising content and the European streaming service, part of Rakuten Group, the world’s third largest e-commerce company, have conformed the integration and deployment of Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard, which is enabling to roll out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies. The platform aims to become Europe’s best way […]

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