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MUSO raises £2.5m Series A funding

Content protection and data-analytics solutions specialist MUSO has raised £2.5 million (€2.8m) in Series A funding from Harwell Capital. The investment will be used to expand the company’s current capabilities…

Europol, EUIPO call for concerted anti-piracy action

Europol, EUIPO call for concerted anti-piracy action

Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have called for concerted, cross-border action in response to intellectual property crime. The call follows the publication of the 2017 Situation…

Pubs fined for illegal Sky use

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, licensees in the Scottish towns of Coatbridge and Doune have been found to be infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally…

3 sentenced in multi-million IP fraud

Three men have been sentenced at Inner London Crown Court for providing illegal access to copyrighted content such as films, music, books and games which cost the industry more than…

Deadpool Facebook piracy arrest

Deadpool Facebook piracy arrest

A man in Central California has been arrested by federal authorities after he allegedly illegally uploaded the Marvel film Deadpool just eight days after its February 2016 release. Authorities said…

CJEU: ISPs may have to block Pirate Bay

CJEU: ISPs may have to block Pirate Bay

Sweden based Pirate Bay may have to amend its file-sharing after Europe’s supreme court said it may be breaking copyright rules by helping users download films, TV shows and music…

LatAm set for pay-TV growth

Research from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017 – a global research programme for senior pay-TV executives that examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next…

Entertainment giants form anti-piracy alliance

Entertainment giants form anti-piracy alliance

Thirty leading content creators and on-demand entertainment companies from around the world have launched the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal…

Survey: US consumers distrusting digital platforms

Survey: US consumers distrusting digital platforms

American consumers are worried that digital platforms are being overrun by ‘bad actors’ and want these digital leaders to take a more hands-on approach to combatting them, according to research…

Report: OTT transforming N. American pay-TV

Evolving consumer expectations and habits, along with a significant increase in on-demand content consumption, pricing pressures driven by new OTT offerings and simplified access to pirated streaming services, are driving…