Category archives for: Piracy

ICC implements Twenty20 rights protection

Following a successful partnership during the ICC World Twenty20 2012 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has continued its engagement of Copyright Integrity International (CII) to work closely with its in-house legal team on the management of a comprehensive rights protection programme for the ICC World Twenty20 2014, which gets underway on March 16th in […]

Iran seizes satellite TV receivers

Iran’s INRA news agency is reporting that the country’s “morality police chief” General Muhammad Masood Zahidian has said that his force has arrested 21 people who were making satellite receivers. The police seized 640 receivers being manufactured from a total of six different small factories in Tehran and Alborz provinces. Among the detainees there were citizens of other countries, and […]

US creatives support Senator’s anti-piracy stance

More than 100 members of the US creative community have signed a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) thanking him for his leadership in urging the credit card industry to implement voluntary steps that can prevent their services from being misused to fund pirate websites. On November 25, Senator Leahy wrote to credit card company executives and asked them to […]

Rightscorp metrics highlight rampant piracy

Rightscorp, a provider of monetisation services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property, has announced metrics on the piracy of seven feature films. Rightscorp is tracking

Shaun the Sheep champions copyright education

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and StudioCanal will launch an exclusive Shaun the Sheep trailer that sees Shaun and his flock championing the value of film across all formats, encouraging that these moments are worth paying for. The piece – part of the Trust’s ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign – is only the second trailer […]

Netflix clamping down on Aussie geo-dodgers?


Reports suggest that online entertainment streaming service Netflix is taking steps to block Australian ‘subscribers’ who use tools that bypass geolocation restrictions to access the US version of Netflix. Netflix is launching the service in Australia and New Zealand in March, but rights restrictions mean that the content is not likely to be as attractive as its US service. File-sharing […]

Wolf of Wall Street 2014’s most pirated

The Wolf of Wall Street was the most illegally downloaded movie of 2014. Disney cartoon Frozen was second on the list, said The Hollywood Reporter, quoting piracy-tracker Excipio. Both films were downloaded around

The Interview hit by widespread piracy

Following its online release on December 24th and limited theatrical release on Christmas Day, controversial comedy film The Interview has become available on a number of piracy websites, with some 900,000 torrent users downloading the title in the following 24 hours. Sony Pictures made the movie available for rental and purchase online for US consumers on YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft […]

MPAA’s Dodd: Sony attack ‘despicable, criminal act’


Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, has responded strongly to the FBI’s announcement that North Korea was responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures, describing it as confirmation of what was suspected to be the case: “that cyber terrorists, bent on wreaking havoc, have violated a major company to steal personal information, company secrets […]

Google/MPAA spat intensifies


A ‘difference of opinion’ between Google and movie industry trade body the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over copyright policy has been raised a notch with the MPAA describing Google’s effort to position itself as a defender of free speech as “shameful”. The MPAA was responding to a Google Public Policy blog posted by Kent Walker, SVP and General […]

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