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Court: Retailer accountable for promoting piracy

Court: Retailer accountable for promoting piracy

A bankruptcy court in Florida has ruled that Amit Bhalla, a retailer of IPTV streaming devices with unauthorised channels, cannot use a bankruptcy case to shield himself from monetary liability…

Italian card-sharers risk jail

Italian card-sharers risk jail

Italy’s Corte di Cassazione (Supreme Court) has sentenced a 52-year old Palermo man to four months imprisonment for using codes purchased from third parties to access the Sky Italia pay-TV…

Spain: Content industry anti-piracy campaign

Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) is spearheading an anti-piracy awareness campaign ‘No piratees tu futuro’ (Don’t steal your future). The campaign is…

Arabsat buoyant despite satellite piracy

Khalid Balkheyour, president & CEO of Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator Arabsat, told delegates to its 9th Customer Forum in Salalah, Oman, that the operator was in extremely healthy state despite…

Study: Anti-piracy efforts halve pirate ad revenue

Study: Anti-piracy efforts halve pirate ad revenue

A new study, Measuring Digital Advertising Revenue to Infringing Sites, from The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) – an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply…

MPAA warns of emerging Kodi threat

MPAA warns of emerging Kodi threat

Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), has warned US trade representatives of what he describes as an emerging global threat of streaming piracy which is…

HK: Infringing list cuts piracy website traffic by 14%

The pilot run of the Infringing Website List (IWL) Scheme established by the Hong Kong Creative Industries Association (HKCIA) has resulted in the removal of advertisements on infringing websites by…

Australia: Linius to protect Roadshow Films content

Australian software company Linius Technologies has been appointed by Roadshow Films, a division of leading Australian content producer Village Roadshow to provide the company’s anti-piracy technology solution, centred on its…

EFF: Kodi lawsuits “abusive”

EFF: Kodi lawsuits “abusive”

Advocacy body the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – which defends civil liberties in the digital world – has described recent initiatives by copyright enforcement bodies against preconfigured Kodi boxes as…

Broadcasters welcome EC online piracy pledge

Broadcasters welcome EC online piracy pledge

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s Communication Tackling Illegal Content Online: Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms. The Communication’s self-regulatory…