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Creatives: IP report threatens Australia’s creative economy

The Australian Copyright Council – an independent, non-profit organisation which represents the trade bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting…

Russian ‘methbot’ fraud targets online ads

Security researchers at advertising fraud protection and human verification specialist White Ops have exposed the most profitable and advanced ad fraud operation ever seen by the industry. Dubbed ‘The Methbot…

Report: Let Australians access geoblocked content

The Productivity Commission, the Australian Government’s principal independent review and advisory body on microeconomic policy and regulation, has suggested that timely and cost-effective access to copyright content is the best…

12-month sentence for music pirate

12-month sentence for music pirate

A man from the northwest England city of Liverpool has been sentenced to 12 months in custody after pleading guilty to illegally distributing chart hits online, potentially costing the music…

Australia: Court rules for pirate site blocking

Australian telcos must block access to sites infringing content copyright and divert web users towards a web page created by movie studios, the Federal court has ruled. Pay-TV operator Foxtel…

First UK IP STB piracy conviction

Following the first legal case involving a supplier of IPTV systems which enable viewers to watch unauthorised content, a man from the East Midlands city of Nottingham has been jailed.…

Report: Content piracy becoming fully-fledged business

Findings from digital platform security specialist Irdeto indicate that content theft by pirates has become a fully-fledged business and a formidable competitor to established pay-TV operators. According to the data,…

Copyright industries add $1.2trn to US economy

Copyright industries add $1.2trn to US economy

Joined by Members of Congress, the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) – a private sector coalition of associations representing US copyright-based industries – has released a detailed report highlighting a…

Italy switches off TV pirates

Italy has been plagued for more than 10 years by dozens of unlicensed Italian pirate broadcasters. Indeed, they have been on air for so long that they have become part…

3 Dutch content pirates sentenced

3 Dutch content pirates sentenced

Following the 2013 raid of five homes in the Netherlands cities of Apeldoorn, Enschede, Vlagtwedde and the Hague which resulted in the 2015 convictions of two pirates, a further three…