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Film and TV piracy cost Italy €686m in 2016

Film and TV piracy in Italy cost the entertainment industry €686 million in 2016, according to an Ipsos study for the Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual and Multimedia Content…

CASBAA applauds piracy takedowns

Tens of thousands of consumers of illegal TV services in Asia have lost their connections in recent weeks, as enforcement action against networks operating through illicit streaming devices (ISDs) picks…

Research: Half UK VPN users access out of region content

Research: Half UK VPN users access out of region content

A significant number of Britons are using either Virtual Personal Networks (VPN) or proxy servers, research from YouGov reveals. The Incognito Individual report explores the different ways people go undetected…

FACT welcomes Facebook streaming device ban

FACT welcomes Facebook streaming device ban

UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) has welcomed the recent move by Facebook to update its Commerce Policy to ban the sale of illicit streaming devices…

EU filmmakers warn of Single Market risks

On the occasion of the European Film Forum at the Cannes Film Festival, over 80 of Europe’s filmmakers have set out their vision for Europe’s policies on copyright and culture,…

Bangkok: Brits arrested for illegal Premier League streaming

Two British men have been arrested in Bangkok having been accused of selling online access to illegally streamed football matches. A complaint from the Premier League to local authorities is…

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Three UK men have been jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following a successful investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and the Federation…

FilmOn X settles copyright dispute

OTT streaming service FilmOn X has reached settlements in its copyright dispute with the major US networks regrading whether Internet streaming services can use the same automatic copyright licence granted…

Kodi: ‘We won’t police pirate content’

Kodi: ‘We won’t police pirate content’

Following the April ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that the sale of a multimedia player which enables films that are available illegally on the Internet…

Limelight: “High quality sports streaming will deter piracy”

Limelight: “High quality sports streaming will deter piracy”

As the Premier League enters its final week of competition, millions of fans are expected to be tuning in worldwide. But how many people will be watching the match via…