Category archives for: Piracy

BBC: “ISPs must clampdown on piracy”

Responding to a review of online piracy policy by the Australian government BBC Worldwide has said that should be alert to “suspicious behaviour” among their customers. It revealed that 13,000 Australians attempted to get hold of illegal copies of the new series of Doctor Who via file-sharing services. “It is reasonable for ISPs to be placed under an obligation to […]

Australia ‘Follow-the-Money’ anti-piracy


The Australian telecommunications industry has sought formal regulatory approval to launch a ‘Follow-the-Money’ strategy that will act to reduce the economic incentive to promote or facilitate online copyright infringement in Australia. Trade body the Communications Alliance has lodged an application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for an authorisation that would enable telco service providers to agree collectively […]

iiNet attacks copyright reform proposals

Steve Dalby, Chief Regulatory Officer at Australian ISP iiNet, has once again turned to the company blog to attack federal government proposals to reform copyright laws. In his latest post – Paying the price of online policing – Dalby, a regular blogger on copyright and piracy issues, notes that iiNet has made a submission on this issue. “As we’ve said […]

Emmy wins lead to piracy surge


According to findings from CEG TEK International, a provider of in-depth business intelligence and comprehensive anti-piracy solutions, piracy rates for five Emmy-winning shows surged over 340 per cent within a day of the broadcast. CEG TEK has been tracking

Telstra’s Thodey: ‘Copyright infringement plainly wrong’

In advance of a public forum on online piracy to be held next week by Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, David Thodey, CEO of telco Telstra has set out a multi-pronged approach including raising awareness about the importance of copyright, court ordered blocking of offending overseas websites, education notices to customers who are identified by rights holders as downloading content […]

UK Culture Secretary: “Copyright infringement is theft”

Culture Secretary Said Javid has told the UK music industry that copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple, and confirmed the government’s continued support for initiatives to combat its threat. Speaking at the British Phonographic Industry AGM, Javid noted that the rise of new technology, new platforms and new ways of sharing and experiencing music had created a wealth of […]

UK illegal sports streaming arrest


The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested a man in the north-western city of Manchester on suspicion of running a series of illegal sports streaming websites The 27-year-old is believed to be operating streaming sites that allow unlawful access to subscription only TV services which is costing industry more than £10 milllion. The man was arrested at […]

US names IP ‘Enforcer’

The White House has nominated Danny Marti as Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President. The IPEC oversees the White House’s efforts to combat intellectual property infringement, including the theft of copyrighted TV shows and movies, while protecting fair use rights. Marti has been managing partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Washington. Marti’s predecessor, Victoria […]

Irdeto fights broadcast piracy in Egypt

As a part of a collaborative investigation to stop the illegal distribution of satellite channels across the African continent, Irdeto, in conjunction with African pay-TV operators, the Egyptian Cybercrime Unit and Egyptian Ministry of Interior, have made significant progress with the arrest of two Egyptian suspects on August 11th. These arrests mark the culmination of one of the largest investigations […]

Court deals further blow to Aereo

A US court has delivered a further setback to Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo’s continued attempts to resume operations by being designated a cable company. Aereo suspended its operations June 28 following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters and has suggested that after the Supreme Court’s decision, Aereo should be recognised as a cable system with […]

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