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Gol TV cuts off 10,000 venues

Gol TV cuts off 10,000 venues

Spain’s first pay DTT channel Gol TV is launching a full-frontal assault on TV piracy with its decision to cut its TV signal in almost 10,000 public places (most of…

US Senate OKs online piracy bill

The US Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would give US law enforcement more tools to crack down on websites abroad engaged in piracy of movies, television shows and…

US anti-piracy showdown looms

US anti-piracy showdown looms

The proposed legislation to combat Internet counterfeiting that has pitted Hollywood and television networks against Web giants Amazon, Google and Yahoo over how law enforcement authorities should prevent digital theft. …

US networks try to ban FilmOn

Four top US TV networks have asked a federal court to stop the Internet video service FilmOn.com from offering TV channels over the web and on Apple’s iPad for free.…

Sony licenses Civolution NexGuard

Civolution has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony’s Digital Cinema Solutions Group to integrate NexGuard – Digital Cinema watermarking into Sony 4K SXRD digital cinema systems for 3D stereoscopic and…

Research: More legal content services best way to counter piracy

The digital media industry needs to offer more legal ways to access content, such as streaming and micropayment systems, to overcome piracy, suggests research by BDRC Continental. At the Media…

UPC Austria sued for piracy?

The Austrian anti piracy association VAP has launched a lawsuit against cable network operator UPC Austria demanding the blockade of the website kino.to by the operator, according to Austrian newspaper…

$2bn lost to pay TV piracy this year

According to an annual piracy survey by CASBAA and Standard Chartered Bank – is that over $2 billion will have been lost to piracy this year. CASBAA noted that this…

Jail and €2m fine for Premiere pirates

AEPOC, the European Association for the Protection of Encrypted Works and Services, has reported a breakthrough judgement against Pay-TV piracy. Belgian prosecutors, joined by AEPOC member Sky Deutschland, have won…

The pirates are losing, don’t hand them weapons

All in all it has been a good year for content protection. This time last year, the Pirate Party (an off shoot of Pirate Bay) was the ‘talk of the…