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Half of consumers willing to reduce content piracy

Half of consumers willing to reduce content piracy

The largest global consumer piracy online survey ever conducted has found that consumer education could reduce the number of individuals who watch pirated video content. The Irdeto Global Consumer Piracy…

£250K fine in ‘Kodi box’ case

£250K fine in ‘Kodi box’ case

A man in the northeast England city of Hartlepool who sold illegal Internet TV boxes that allowed pubs and clubs to screen pay-to-view TV free of charge has received a…

Card-sharing fraudster sentenced

A man from the Scottish town of Belshill in Scotland has been sentenced to unpaid community work by a Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to four charges of fraud, and offences…

64% drop in pirate site advertising

A UK police operation that disrupts illegal websites providing access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit…

Survey: Education could halve LatAm piracy

Survey: Education could halve LatAm piracy

A survey from digital platform security specialist Irdeto has found that 70 per cent of Latin American consumers polled in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico are watching pirated video content.…

UK broadcasters win TVCatchup ruling

UK broadcasters win TVCatchup ruling

Legislation in EU member states should not state that broadcast copyright is not infringed when it is immediately retransmitted by cable where it was initially broadcast, the Court of Justice…

France: Content piracy €1.35bn loss

TV content piracy and illicit downloads caused French rights-holders a €1.35 billion loss in 2016, with 13 million Internet users involved in the practice, stabilising at 27 per cent of…

UK consults on ‘Kodi box’ legislation

UK consults on ‘Kodi box’ legislation

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is calling for views on whether there is any need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit IPTV streaming devices. According…

Pirate football rampant on Facebook Live

Pirate football rampant on Facebook Live

Dozens of Spanish and Latin American Facebook pages are illegally streaming top-flight football matches free of charge using the social network’s video-sharing facility Facebook Live, according to a report in…

FAST: ‘More to do’ on anti-piracy initiative

A new development on pirated films and music online comes as a step forward on the road to reducing mass copyright infringement. However, for the UK’s Federation Against Software Theft…