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Survey: Education could halve LatAm piracy

Survey: Education could halve LatAm piracy

A survey from digital platform security specialist Irdeto has found that 70 per cent of Latin American consumers polled in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico are watching pirated video content.…

UK broadcasters win TVCatchup ruling

UK broadcasters win TVCatchup ruling

Legislation in EU member states should not state that broadcast copyright is not infringed when it is immediately retransmitted by cable where it was initially broadcast, the Court of Justice…

France: Content piracy €1.35bn loss

TV content piracy and illicit downloads caused French rights-holders a €1.35 billion loss in 2016, with 13 million Internet users involved in the practice, stabilising at 27 per cent of…

UK consults on ‘Kodi box’ legislation

UK consults on ‘Kodi box’ legislation

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is calling for views on whether there is any need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit IPTV streaming devices. According…

Pirate football rampant on Facebook Live

Pirate football rampant on Facebook Live

Dozens of Spanish and Latin American Facebook pages are illegally streaming top-flight football matches free of charge using the social network’s video-sharing facility Facebook Live, according to a report in…

FAST: ‘More to do’ on anti-piracy initiative

A new development on pirated films and music online comes as a step forward on the road to reducing mass copyright infringement. However, for the UK’s Federation Against Software Theft…

Copyright education campaign reaches over 2bn

Copyright education campaign reaches over 2bn

UK pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness has revealed that its well-established campaign, Moments Worth Paying For, has reached over two billion consumers in six years…

Rights holders, search engines partner to combat piracy

A first-of-its kind initiative aimed at reducing the availability of infringing content accessed through online search has been agreed in the UK between representatives of rights holders (BPI, Motion Picture…

Kim Dotcom US extradition can go ahead

Kim Dotcom, the founder of content-sharing site Megaupload, can legally be extradited to the US, New Zealand’s High Court has ruled. Dotcom is wanted by the US on a number…

Premier League piracy crackdown

Three suppliers of pre-loaded IPTV boxes that facilitate mass piracy of Premier League football broadcasts have been ordered to pay a total of £267,000 (€311,230) by the Courts for infringing…