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Game of Thrones tops ratings… with pirates

Game of Thrones tops ratings… with pirates

The first episode of Game of Thrones, the multi-million dollar production from HBO, aired in the US on April 18th. Less than 90 minutes after its broadcast, pirated copies appeared…

Sky exec: Attractive, legitimate options deter piracy

A senior executive at BSkyB has suggested that making available compelling legal choices of obtaining content will help combat copyright theft. Writing in a company blog, David Wheeldon, the broadcaster’s…

US VP: ‘Piracy is outright theft’

US Vice President Joseph Biden has followed up robust comments made at a news conference in the summer of 2010 about copyright theft by once again stressing the criminality of…

Content owners plot anti-piracy scheme

A coalition of content owners is working on a detailed proposal for a voluntary scheme which would see Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block dozens of sites facilitating online piracy, following…

TDP celebrates 2.3m infringements removed

Takedown Piracy (TDP) is celebrating its second anniversary, and from the company’s inception on April 5th 2009 until now, it has been responsible for over 2.3 million copyright infringements removed.…

Google criticised for anti-piracy efforts

A US congressional hearing into IP piracy has suggested that Google was falling short in its anti-piracy efforts. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Intellectual Property, Competition…

Momentum building for US piracy legislation

Momentum building for US piracy legislation

Lawmakers from both parties in Congress are gathering at the Capitol with representatives from industry to once again denounce the effects of online piracy and counterfeiting on the US economy.…

Civolution watermarking solution

Civolution has announced two new additions to its NexGuard watermarking technologies that enables watermarking of pre-release content in the Apple ProRes 422 codec. The new NexGuard technologies are a software…

Hollywood coalition seeks stronger IP enforcement

A coalition of more than a dozen entertainment industry groups has sent a letter to the US Congress expressing a desire to work with lawmakers to update intellectual property law…

MPAA’s Dodd: Piracy ‘single biggest threat’

MPAA’s Dodd: Piracy ‘single biggest threat’

Delivering his inaugural speech as CEO and Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to movie industry trade show CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Senator Chris Dodd has warned…