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French Senators seek sweeping Hadopi changes

Two members of the French senate, Loïc Hervé and Corinne Bouchoux, have proposed sweeping changes to the country’s so-called Hadopi law, which was introduced in 2009 as an initiative to…

Police Scotland in subscriptions scam raid

Police Scotland in subscriptions scam raid

A number of addresses in Scotland were searched on July 10th by officers from Police Scotland, assisted by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), in relation to suspected Intellectual Property…

OTT password sharing costs industry $500m

OTT password sharing costs industry $500m

OTT video service credential sharing will cost the industry $500 million (€447m) in direct revenues worldwide in 2015, according to research from market research and consulting company Parks Associates examining…

Study: Online copyright piracy hits $800bn

Research by application protection company Arxan and the iThreat Cyber Group (ICG) suggests that the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material on the Web is extensive and growing rapidly.…

STBs seized during fraud raid

Dozens of electronic items including suspected illegal set-top boxes have been seized from an apartment in the UK West Midlands town of Walsall. The items were located after a joint…

US cinemas screen MPAA creativity awareness videos

The Motion Picture Association of America has confirmed that AMC Theatres will begin airing the MPAA’s ‘I Make Movies’ video series nationwide to raise audience awareness about the hard work…

Inside Out trailer highlights cinema experience

Copyright and creativity consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Disney•Pixar are teaming up to launch the latest ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ trailer into cinemas. The latest…

Spain: Court forbids Rojadirecta football streaming

Spain: Court forbids Rojadirecta football streaming

Popular Spanish streaming site Rojadirecta has been ordered by a Madrid court to stop linking to certain football streams or have its site blocked by local ISPs. The site’s operators…

Pirate Bay: ‘Australian anti-piracy laws won’t work’

Pirate Bay: ‘Australian anti-piracy laws won’t work’

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has suggested that the Australian Federal government’s crackdown on online piracy, which includes new laws to block overseas websites that infringe copyright, will be unsuccessful…

Lebara goes OTT with Lebara Play for migrants

Lebara goes OTT with Lebara Play for migrants

Telecoms provider Lebara, best known for calling plans to enable migrant communities to connect, has launched Lebara Play, which aims to bridge the content gap by providing a new entertainment…