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Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has welcomed actions taken by the Federal Court to block an additional 127 domain names which provide access to 15 pirate streaming sites and two torrent…

Russia blocks 5 pirate websites

Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media) has confirmed that five websites distributing pirated multimedia content have been blocked based on the…

Yet another Game of Thrones leak

Yet another Game of Thrones leak

Yet another episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones has leaked early – this time via a blunder from the broadcaster itself. HBO España and HBO Nordic accidentally dropped Game of…

Prime Focus clarifies Game of Thrones incident

Content supply chain specialist Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has issued a Statement clarifying how, on August 4th, 2017, a link to view Episode 4 of Season 7 of Game of…

iFlix: Piracy our top competitor, not TV

According to Patrick Grove, co-founder and chairman of VoD platform iFlix, the service’s main competitor is not traditional television, but piracy. Speaking on CNBC’s Managing Asia, Grove said…

GeoGuard, Skyhook, anti-piracy collaboration

GeoGuard, Skyhook, anti-piracy collaboration

Geo-location piracy prevention specialist GeoGuard and behavioural location intelligence company Skyhook are collaborating to provide the content industry with what they describe as the first solution that ensures viewers are…

India: Game of Thrones piracy arrests

India: Game of Thrones piracy arrests

Indian police have arrested four people suspected of leaking an episode HBO’s Game of Thrones before it had aired. Three of the accused are current employees of Prime Focus Technology…

Anti-piracy blockchain start-up launches token sale

Anti-piracy blockchain start-up launches token sale

Sydney based start-up Veredictum has launched the token sale for its decentralised anti-piracy and distribution platform for the film and video industry. The Ventana token sale aims to achieve widespread…

HBO hackers leak more content

HBO hackers leak more content

Hackers have continued leaking more unaired episodes over the weekend.  The data dump included episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Ballers, The Deuce and more, according to the Associated Press.…

HBO pays hacker ‘reward’

The hackers behind HBO’s data breach have allegedly leaked an email in which the channel offered them $250,000 as a “bounty payment,” according to US reports including in Variety. The…