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Premier League piracy crackdown

Three suppliers of pre-loaded IPTV boxes that facilitate mass piracy of Premier League football broadcasts have been ordered to pay a total of £267,000 (€311,230) by the Courts for infringing…

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

US creatives highlight foreign market challenges

The US’s leading creative industries have called on the government to do more to ensure that its trading partners fulfil their pledges to the US to improve protection and enforcement…

US IP awareness body launched

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), a new non-profit organisation devoted to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on peoples’ lives, has been launched with an ambitious…

Campaigners warn of copyright trolls

Digital rights and civil liberties issues campaigning organisation Open Rights Group (ORG) has warned that changes to the penalties for online copyright infringement could leave UK citizens vulnerable to blackmail…

Foxtel CEO: ‘Piracy a scourge’

Foxtel CEO: ‘Piracy a scourge’

In the aftermath of its exclusive pay-per view coverage of a top boxing bout being illegally streamed on social media platforms, Peter Tonagh, CEO of Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel, has…

Spain: Premier League pirate raid success

Spain: Premier League pirate raid success

Spain’s Cuerpo Nacional de Policía (National Police Force) has successfully raided a store in a shopping centre in the Málaga resort of Calahonda, owned by an ISP suspected of hosting…

5 arrested in Kodi box swoop

Five people have been arrested in a crackdown on the sale and distribution of illegal TV set-top devices in the North West of England and Wales. The multi-agency day of…

Nigeria hits TV pirates

Nigeria’s Copyright Commission (NCC) staff say they have destroyed or confiscated several “broadcast devices” used in the illegal distribution of cable television signals in the North and South Bank areas…

Global counterfeiting and piracy to reach $4.2 trillion

A report from Frontier Economics indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach $2.3 trillion (€2.15tn) by 2022. The report – Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy…

Russia: 87% think sharing pirate content is legal

Russia: 87% think sharing pirate content is legal

Findings from an online consumer survey from digital platform security specialist Irdeto suggest that 87 per cent of Russian consumers polled believe that producing or sharing pirated video content is…