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Bell Media: ‘Accessing content via VPNs is stealing’

Mary Ann Turcke, the recently-appointed CEO at Canadia telco BCE’s Bell Media division, has suggested that ‘naming and shaming’ could be an effective method in combating piracy, admitting that the…

Kim Dotcom clings to assets

Kim Dotcom clings to assets

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom looks set to reclaim cash and possessions – including cars and houses – seized during raids in 2012. A high court in New Zealand said Dotcom’s…

London pay-TV piracy arrest

Officers from the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have arrested a man on suspicion of selling card sharing satellite receivers that provide viewers access to premium pay channels…

NZ: Movie piracy down, cinemas overpriced

NZ: Movie piracy down, cinemas overpriced

In a nationwide survey of 1650 movie watchers, The 2015 New Zealand Cinema Census has delivered a detailed picture of viewing habits. Commissioned by movie website Flicks.co.nz, “the Cinema Census…

Zee claims piracy bust success

India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises is heralding a major breakthrough in its fight against content piracy with the news of a successful raid by Delhi Police which found illegal tapping and…

Peru: Over half pay-TV connections pirated

Peru: Over half pay-TV connections pirated

Pirated pay-TV in Peru represents 52 per cent of total connections, according to Martha Ochoa, Executive Director of Alianza contra Piratería de Televisión Paga (the Alliance Against Pay Television Piracy).…

Magic Mike XXL spotlights big screen experience

Copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Warner Bros. Pictures UK have launched the latest bespoke ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ trailer, a collaboration on the bigger, better…

MPAA welcomes trade promotion vote

MPAA welcomes trade promotion vote

MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd has welcomed the passage of trade promotion authority – legislation that defines US negotiating objectives and priorities for trade – agreement in the…

Content thieves place Internet users at risk

Content thieves are making millions from malicious advertising on sites sharing stolen movies and television shows while placing Internet users at increasing risk, according to new findings from Internet safety…

Cameron’s former IP advisor joins MPLC

Former British MP and Intellectual Property Rights Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, Mike Weatherley, has re-joined the Motion Picture Licensing Company (international), Ltd. (MPLC) as Vice Chairman and will…