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KPMG: ‘Huge online content choice for UK consumers’


Almost 90 per cent of the most popular and highest quality film and television content is now available across legal digital platforms, according to the findings of a report compiled by consultancy firm KPMG. The report, UK availability of Film and TV Titles in the Digital Age, examines

North Korea: ‘Sony attack not us’


North Korea has denied hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures in retaliation for a film depicting the country’s leader – but has praised the attack itself as a “righteous deed”. The attack crippled computers at Sony and led to upcoming films – including Annie starring Cameron Diaz – and workers’ personal data being leaked online. North Korea said […]

Dailymotion ordered to pay TF1 €1.38m

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French video platform Dailymotion has lost an appeal against unauthorised use of content and ordered to pay €1.38 million to broadcaster TF1. The case concerned a complaint that it had not removed the offending content of Gad Elmaleh’s one man show in 2007 sufficiently quickly. The Court did not agree to TF1′s request demanding all content marked with TF1 and […]

Pair bailed in Expendables 3 investigation

Two men arrested on suspicion of leaking action movie The Expendables 3 online before its official release date have been questioned by detectives from the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and released on bail until May 2015. Detectives from the City of London Police unit arrested a 36 year old man at his home in Upton, Wirral and […]

FBI probes Sony Pictures leak


Five films distributed by Sony Pictures appear to have been leaked online following a reported cyber-attack on the company last month. The FBI has been called in. Among the titles is a remake of classic film Annie starring Cameron Diaz, which is not scheduled for release until December 19th.  The company was reported to have shut down its internal systems […]

53 websites added to UK piracy blacklist

The UK High Court has added 53 file-sharing websites to a list of those to be blocked by Internet Service Providers for facilitating copyright infringement. Sites listed include BitSoup,, Stream TV, IP Torrents, Isohunt, Sumotorrent, Torrentdb, Torrentfunk, Torrentz, Tor Movies, Warez BB and Rapid Moviez. The total number of blocked sites now totals 93 since the first restrictions were […]

Aus/NZ movie in anti-piracy multi-platform release

An innovative response to digital piracy has seen global giants Apple search out a group of New Zealand and Australian independent filmmakers, ahead of the release of their film Sunday, on December 7. A joint NZ/Australian production, the film’s multi-platform distribution plan is a world first that will see it being released simultaneously across 20+ Cinemas in NZ, Television (Rialto […]

US Senator calls for piracy payment prevention

US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is urging leading payment processors to prevent use of their payment networks by websites that are dedicated to online copyright infringement. While Visa and MasterCard both have policies prohibiting the use of their cards for illegal activities, a recent study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance and NetNames revealed that 29 of 30 […]

Two arrested in Expendables 3 investigation


The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested two men on suspicion of leaking action movie The Expendables 3 online before its official release date. The film features an array of famous actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger and was set to hit the big screen in cinemas in the US on 15 August 2014. […]

Pubs hit with EPL copyright breach fines


Four pubs in England have been ordered by the High Court to each pay the Premier League costs for breaching copyright by making unauthorised broadcasts of Premier League football in their pubs. The details of the pubs and the £30,000 (€37,905) of costs they have been ordered to pay are: The New Inn, Swindon – ordered to pay the Premier […]

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