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Lebanon clamp down on cable piracy

The Lebanon’s Economy Minister, Alain Hakim has ruled that the country’s cable operators must pay to carry the nation’s eight major TV channels. The eight broadcasters are widely carried by…

OSN fights illegal ICC streaming with Viaccess-Orca

OSN fights illegal ICC streaming with Viaccess-Orca

OSN, the MENA region’s leading pay-TV network, successfully eliminated over 60 per cent of the illegal links of the top matches at the recent 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, and…

PIPCU diverts 10m pirate website

PIPCU diverts 10m pirate website

The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has marked World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2015, taking place April  26th by announcing it has diverted more than 10.3 million illegal…

Australia: Netflix cheaper because of piracy?

Australia: Netflix cheaper because of piracy?

Australia’s penchant for pirated content may have inadvertently scored the country a better deal on Netflix pricing, judging by comments from its chief financial officer, David Wells. In a call to…

HBO slams Twitter’s Periscope for piracy

HBO slams Twitter’s Periscope for piracy

Games of Thrones broadcaster HBO has sent “take down” notices to Periscope, the live-streaming video app owned by Twitter, after users of the app broadcast episodes of the show on…

Netflix: Global service would cut piracy

Netflix: Global service would cut piracy

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes a global video-streaming service would cut down on piracy considerably. According to Overclocked3D, the Netflix boss is in favour of a worldwide service…

Stallone praises UK piracy raid

Stallone praises UK piracy raid

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone has written a thank you letter to the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit after a man was arrested in Halifax on suspicion of…

Game of Thrones Season 5 leaked

Game of Thrones Season 5 leaked

The first four episodes of Game of Thrones Season five have been leaked online a day before its official release. The copies were spotted on illegal download sites including IPTorrents,…

Game of Thrones piracy surge as new season nears

Game of Thrones piracy surge as new season nears

Irdeto has released global piracy figures for Game of Thrones in the final weeks leading up to the season premiere on April 12th. The findings indicate a 45 per cent…

Australia: ISPs must reveal pirates

Australia: ISPs must reveal pirates

An Australian court has ordered ISPs to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie. In a landmark move, the Federal Court told six firms to…