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Spain: Premier League pirate raid success

Spain: Premier League pirate raid success

Spain’s Cuerpo Nacional de Policía (National Police Force) has successfully raided a store in a shopping centre in the Málaga resort of Calahonda, owned by an ISP suspected of hosting…

5 arrested in Kodi box swoop

Five people have been arrested in a crackdown on the sale and distribution of illegal TV set-top devices in the North West of England and Wales. The multi-agency day of…

Nigeria hits TV pirates

Nigeria’s Copyright Commission (NCC) staff say they have destroyed or confiscated several “broadcast devices” used in the illegal distribution of cable television signals in the North and South Bank areas…

Global counterfeiting and piracy to reach $4.2 trillion

A report from Frontier Economics indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach $2.3 trillion (€2.15tn) by 2022. The report – Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy…

Russia: 87% think sharing pirate content is legal

Russia: 87% think sharing pirate content is legal

Findings from an online consumer survey from digital platform security specialist Irdeto suggest that 87 per cent of Russian consumers polled believe that producing or sharing pirated video content is…

Italian police bust pay-TV piracy ring

Italian police bust pay-TV piracy ring

Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police) has busted a pay-TV piracy ring in Naples, seizing €76,000 in transmission equipment, including smart cards, decoders and PCs. The pirates, equipped with decoders…

Facebook big-fight pirate faces Foxtel action

A Brisbane man faces legal action from Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel after streaming the Danny Green v Anthony Mundine fight live on Facebook. Darren Sharpe attracted more than 150,000 viewers…

US creatives welcome copyright reform proposal

US creatives welcome copyright reform proposal

CreativeFuture, the grass-roots coalition which unites those who value American creativity and innovation in the fight against content theft, has welcomed a proposal from the House Judiciary Committee, led by…

Sky posts Genuine Site FAQs

In common with other major UK ISPs, Sky is supporting the government-backed Get It Right from a Genuine Site initiative which aims to support Britain’s creative industry by informing people…

PayPal: Mobile driving content transactions

PayPal: Mobile driving content transactions

Digital payments platform PayPal has released the second wave of its Digital Goods Economy Survey, which looks at the attitudes, habits, and behaviours of the digital media consumer across the…