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Star Wars lands on piracy websites

Star Wars lands on piracy websites

Disney has felt a great financial disturbance in the Force, as thousands of people downloaded the latest Star Wars film for free instead of paying to see it at the…

Prison terms for UK movie pirates

Prison terms for UK movie pirates

Five members of a UK underground piracy group that wanted to be the first to release the latest blockbusters on the web have been jailed for more than 17 years.…

US releases Notorious Markets List

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has announced the findings of the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets for 2015, which highlights specific physical and online markets around the world…

1 in 5 Americans visit content theft websites

Internet users, including many who acknowledge visiting content theft websites to watch free movies, TV shows and listen to music, report that if they knew that it could expose them…

CASBAA’s Medeiros backs HK Copyright Bill

Speaking at a press event on the Copyright Amendment Bill sponsored by the Hong Kong Copyright Alliance, CASBAA Chief Policy Officer John Medeiros has expressed support for immediate passage of…

Court reprieve for Australian content pirates

An Australian Federal Court judgement has given a reprieve to Australian Internet users who pirated copies of Dallas Buyers Club. The makers of the film had sought compensation from illegal…

Content theft sites pose major malware risk

Content theft sites pose major malware risk

Content theft sites pose a serious and growing threat to Internet users by exposing them to harmful malware that can lead to identity theft, financial loss and computers being taken…

EC proposes cross-border content portability

EC proposes cross-border content portability

Delivering on its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has presented a  proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content and an action to modernise EU copyright…

Analyst: ‘Piracy prevention increasingly important’

As pirated content becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish from its original sources, it is essential for businesses to utilise piracy prevention technologies. In its latest market study – Pay TV…

Lord Grade: “Piracy is the enemy of new content”

A £200 million (€275m) investment in the UK’s famous Pinewood Studios, which includes the construction of 10 mammoth sound stages, will better equip the facility for a range of high-end…