Category archives for: Piracy

Irdeto: Piracy more prevalent amongst young

Viewing pirated content is much more prevalent amongst young people, while willingness to access pirated content generally decreases with age, according to findings from Multiscreen, Revenue Assurance and Media Protection solutions specialist Irdeto. The research revealed that the majority of American (70 per cent) and U.K. (72 per cent) consumers are unlikely to watch pirated content. This is different in […]

Lawyers urge Congress piracy action

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law has released a White Paper – A Call for Action for Online Piracy and Counterfeiting Legislation – which calls on Congress to continue its investigation and discussion of potential remedies to reduce the ongoing injuries suffered by businesses and consumers as a result of massive online piracy and counterfeiting undertaken by […]

CASBAA lauds India anti-online piracy success

CASBAA, the Asian association of the pay-TV industry, has lauded Indian police action in breaking up a ring of streaming-TV pirates and arresting four conspirators in Hyderabad. The activities of the ring were aimed at diverting the signals of Indian pay-TV broadcasters onto the Internet, and retransmitting their signals globally to hundreds of thousands of viewers who paid for a […]

UK creative industries key to sustaining economic growth

Industry members of the Creative Industries Council (CIC) have revealed their vision and strategy for the UK creative industries for 2020. The Strategy outlines a plan that will see businesses and Government work together to maintain the UK’s position as a world leader for the creative industries. The sector is recognised as playing a key role in a thriving UK […]

EC: Better IP protection and enforcement


The European Commission has adopted two measures – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries. The EU Action Plan sets out a number of actions to focus the EU’s IPR enforcement policy on commercial scale infringements (the so-called […]

US producers welcome ad industry anti-piracy pledge

Members from across the US creative community have commended advertisers for their recent pledge to do more to prevent the flow of ad dollars to pirate sites. In April 2014, lawmakers on Capitol Hill first wrote to the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), urging more action on […]

Mitch Singer named Verance adviser

Hot on the heels of being named Vice President, Digital Business Development and Special Advisor to the Board of General Harmonics Corporation, Mitch Singer, former Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, has added another string to his bow. Verance Corporation, a global developer of technologies and solutions that protect and enhance the use of media content, has named the […]

Kenya’s FIFA injunction on broadcasters


Kenya’s High Court has issued injunctions against StarTimes Media and Wananchi Group (which broadcasts as Zuku TV) ordering the two broadcasters to cease and desist from transmitting World Cup games. The action was brought by Kenya’s Broadcasting Corp (KBC), arguing that it was the sold TV rights-holder for the matches. Justice Ogolla, in a 47-page ruling, said he noted the […]

IP Adviser says ‘Follow the Money’

Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has published a report – Follow the Money: Financial Options To Assist In The Battle Against Online IP Piracy – which addresses the detrimental impact of illegal websites profiting from advertising. In his capacity as David Cameron’s Intellectual Property Adviser, Weatherley has been keen to cut off funding that […]

International Piracy Watch List unveiled

The International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus – formed in 2003 to call attention to the rampant theft of Intellectual Property, both online and in physical marketplaces – has unveiled the 2014 International Piracy Watch List. In an effort to fight copyright piracy and call attention to countries where it has reached alarming levels, the Caucus – which is chaired by […]

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