Category archives for: Piracy

Country’s economy plays role in file-sharing patterns

Peer-to-peer file sharing of movies, television shows, music, books and other files over the Internet has grown rapidly worldwide as an alternative approach for people to get the digital content they want – often illicitly. But, unlike the users of Amazon, Netflix and other commercial providers, little is known about users of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems because data is lacking. Now, […]

UK PM’s IP adviser stands down

Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has informed UK Prime Minister David Cameron that he is standing down as his IP adviser. Weatherley was appointed by the Prime Minister in September 2013 to be his Intellectual Property Adviser. In his role, Weatherley has worked closely with the […]

IP adviser urges IP education and awareness

Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, has published his third IP related report – Copyright Education and Awareness – which examines IP education and aims to help reinforce on the public the importance of respecting IP and paying a fair price for content. In his capacity as Cameron’s Intellectual Property Adviser, Weatherley has previously published […]

MUSO interactive pop-up space at MIPCOM

Content protection and audience connection specialist MUSO is introducing a series of innovations to herald the arrival of the MUSO Studio, an interactive pop-up space which will allow attendees at MIPCOM in Cannes to gain insight into both the potential size and the profile of new and undiscovered audiences for their content online. MUSO Studio is designed to bring the […]

Viacom’s Dauman: ‘Piracy undermines creative enterprise’

Individuals running websites that give access to pirated content are putting thousands of jobs at risk and threatening to undermine an entire creative enterprise according to Philippe Dauman, President and CEO of Viacom. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild briefing in London, Dauman said that companies such as his needed to make content available in different and legitimate ways. “That’s […]

‘Killing’ show-runner attacks IP pirates

Dawn Prestwich, a television writer and producer best known for The Killing, has criticised so-called ‘privateers’ who operate websites that allow people to access content illegally, pointing out the adverse impact it has on the creative process. Writing a Guest Column for entertainment trade daily Variety, Prestwich noted that in a recent New York Times article, Hana Beshara, founder of […]

Trade groups unite in anti-piracy battle


Trade bodies the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) have announced plans to create a first-of-its-kind cross-industry accountability programme designed to fight ad fraud, malware and the piracy of intellectual property head-on, while also increasing marketplace transparency. This new collective organisation will build upon the initial work laid out by […]

Sony’s Singh: ‘Piracy a continuing concern’

Man Jit Singh, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, has admitted that content piracy continues to be an area of concern for the company’s operations. Delivering a keynote speech at the PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2014 Conference in London, Singh noted that in certain markets such as Asia and Europe, piracy levels were three times higher than the US. “We all […]

Google hits back at News Corp piracy jibes

Google has responded to News Corp’s open letter to the European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia in which News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson branded the company a “platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks”. Writing for Google’s Europe Blog, Rachel Whetstone, SVP Global Communications, offers the company’s views on the Internet and society in a ‘Dear Rupert’ open […]

Creative Future welcomes content availability study

Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of Creative Future, the grass-roots coalition which unites those who value American creativity and innovation in the fight against content theft, has welcomed publication of a study from KPMG – Film and TV Title Availability in the Digital Age – which reveals that the vast majority of the most popular films and television shows are actually […]

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search by keyword
Copyright Advanced Television Ltd © 2001-2014