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Digital piracy costs Ireland €320m

A report by business advisory firm Grant Thornton estimates that digital piracy has caused the loss of 500 jobs to the Irish economy by 2015. The estimated cost to the…

Research: Court-ordered site-blocking effective

Research carried out for the Australian Screen Association (ASA) on the effectiveness of court-ordered site blocking of pirate sites shows a decline in piracy to target pirate sites, other pirate…

The Rock and Kevin Hart boost copyright education

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart talk great big screen moments in the latest ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ trailer, supporting the efforts of pro-copyright education body the Industry Trust…

UK High Court approves site-blocking Order

The UK High Court has approved an Order requiring the five major UK ISPs to block access to eight sites following an application submitted by the Motion Picture Association (MPA)…

Zimbabwe: DStv clamps down on illegal signals

Many Zimbabweans have been happily ‘subscribing’ to MultiChoice’s DStv satellite signals from neighbouring South Africa for years. Except their reception equipment and the whole ‘subscribing’ process has been illegal. Harare-based…

1 in 3 French visit pirate websites

A study published by French anti-piracy body l’Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA) looking at the illegal consumption of films and TV programmes suggests that one in three…

MultiChoice gets tough with ‘grey’ market pirates

MultiChoice gets tough with ‘grey’ market pirates

South Africa has a near-neighbour in Zimbabwe where MultiChoice’s DStv South African satellite signals are easily received, and extremely popular. Indeed, there’s quite a local business in Zimbabwe of ‘informal’…

US Congressmen express STB piracy concerns

US Congressmen express STB piracy concerns

The Chairman and ranking member of the US Congress House Judiciary Committee have written to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler voicing their concerns that under the FCC’s proposed rule to boost…

Internet Australia: ‘End site-blocking law’

Internet Australia (IA), the body representing Internet users, has applauded the nation’s Productivity Commission’s recommendation that ‘geoblocking’ must go. “We have consistently argued that geoblocking is fundamentally wrong and that…

Switzerland placed on piracy Watch List

On the heels of World Intellectual Property Day, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the 2016 Special 301 Report on the global state of intellectual…