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FindAnyFilm presents a Dracula moment worth paying for

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Universal Pictures are launching a Dracula Untold trailer in cinemas nationwide, the 17th such collaboration as part of the industry’s successful ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign. Luke Evans stars in this origin story of the man who became Dracula and the trailer aims to inspire by thanking audiences for […]

Expendables 3 producer: ‘We’re going after illegal downloaders’

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Avi Lerner, producer of The Expendables 3 and chairman of Millennium Films, has confirmed the studio is pursuing individuals who downloaded pirated copies of the movie, sending out legal letters asking for a settlement to holders of IP addresses in lieu of more substantial damages should they take cases to trial, reports trade daily Variety. The leak of the movie […]

BeIN Sports adds 3rd channel

Doha-based beIN Sports has added a third channel to its existing pair of sports channels, which mostly carry soccer matches. Its channel 3 will carry rugby, basketball, handball, athletics, judo and volleyball. The channel comes ‘free’ to existing subscribers who pay €12 a month. BeIN Sports claims more than 2.5 million subscribers, and added 850,000 during the FIFA World Cuip […]

Fox re-signs Wimbledon for Asia

FOX Sports, FOX International Channels’ sports network, has secured exclusive broadcast rights (cable, satellite and terrestrial) and multi-media rights with The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) to The Championships, Wimbledon for another six years, from 2015 – 2020 in Asia. The announcement of the deal today at the Sports Matters conference, held in Singapore, adds Wimbledon to […]

MPAA’s Dodd urges greater content protection

Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has made clear how China – and the world – needs to make greater efforts to protect creative content. Delivering a keynote speech at the World International Copyright Organization (WIPO) Copyright Forum, the former US Senator brought up the importance and impact of the Beijing Treaty, which […]

Spain now most expensive for TV football

Spain has become the most expensive country in Europe to watch football on television with an average cost of €52.10 per viewer, ahead of the UK with €49.80 according to a report from Comparaiso.es Italy is the cheapest with €14.00, followed by Portugal, €27.99; France, €36.80 and Germany with €39.90. For the supporters of the largest clubs such as Real […]

Economists: Anti-piracy measures could drive up costs

The changes proposed in the Australian government’s discussion paper on online copyright infringement have the potential to impose costs that greatly exceed their benefits, according to two of Australia’s leading economists. In a joint submission the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper, Professor

Australian digital film prices ‘among world’s cheapest’

As Australia’s copyright reform debate continues, players from the ISP, consumer and content side are making their respective case, with the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) releasing research commissioned from IHS Technology that suggests Australia is the cheapest place in the world to rent high-definition content. It also identifies Australia as second only to the US in cheaply renting […]

Kroes: Copyright laws obstructing digital future

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, has warned that copyright reform is essential to ensure a single market, central to Europe’s digital future. Delivering a keynote address on ‘Taking TV and film into the digital age’ at IBC 2014, Kroes, making what could be her final such speech before Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission President-elect, nominates […]

Targeting illegal downloaders ‘lost cause’

The founder of one of the UK’s most successful companies specialising in the removal of pirated content from the Internet says that targeting individual end users is a ‘lost cause’, and the only way forward is to target the websites hosting illegal material. Ian Noble is Director of DiCopSys, which has just issued its 500,000th ‘take-down’ notice in six months […]

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