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La Liga piracy: 166 bars raided

Officers of Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police) have raided 166 hospitality establishments in an operation targeting the illicit screening of football matches. The premises are accused of intellectual property crimes against markets and consumers. It is estimated that the economic damage caused to the rights owners by illegally-distributed content amounts to more than €1,000,000. The […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

UlaiTV hit with injunction

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a Final Judgment for $600,000 in a case filed by IBCAP member DISH Network against Gaby Fraifer, the individual responsible for operating and selling an Arabic-language infringing streaming service marketed under the name […]

May 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Piracy’s positive effect on viewership

A study by three Korean academics suggests that although the direct effect of media consumption through BitTorrent to TV viewership is negative, the indirect effect that mediates Internet buzz is positive, which dilutes the negative effect of digital piracy. In a paper for Information & Management, Dongyeon Kim, assistant professor at the Department of Business […]

May 3, 2022By Colin Mann

beIN joins Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment

Sports and entertainment broadcaster beIN Media Group has become the newest member of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic creative ecosystem and reducing digital piracy. The addition of beIN marks ACE’s newly expanded focus on the growing threat that large-scale piracy operations pose to live sports broadcasters. […]

April 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Megacable selects Verimatrix

Verimatrix, a specialist in powering the connected world with people-centred security, has announced that Megacable, one of Mexico’s largest telecommunications companies, selected a suite of Verimatrix products and technologies to fortify its enterprise defences; Verimatrix XTD (Extended Threat Defense), Streamkeeper Watermarking, Streamkeeper Edge Authenticator and App Shield. Megacable products set to use Verimatrix threat defence and anti-piracy solutions include the Xview+ […]

April 22, 2022

Indonesia claims site blocking success

Trade body the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has been tracking traffic to sites that have been blocked in Indonesia, as well as overall traffic to pirate sites and legitimate sites. The Indonesian government started blocking illegal sites in the middle of 2019 and by April this year the total number of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Friend MTS scores UEFA anti-piracy deal

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has recently been appointed by European football governing body UEFA to provide anti-piracy services in respect of all major UEFA competitions (across both Club and National Team). Friend MTS will provide UEFA with an array of services, including monitoring and enforcement, to combat piracy in all of its forms […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

TPN content security programme growth plan

Film and television content security initiative The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is expanding its programme better to serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

IBCAP expands footprint to Polish channels

Trade body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) is expanding into protecting Polish language content, including top international channels produced by Polish Public Television (PPT): TVP Info, TVP Polonia and TVP Wilno. The expansion also includes Republica Television and leading 4Fun channels: 4Fun TV, 4Fun Dance. As a result, the number of channels now […]

March 31, 2022By Colin Mann

Illicit streaming fraudsters jailed

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards has welcomed a successful outcome in the courts relating to the illegal streaming of copyright material. Following a detailed investigation led by the County Council’s Trading Standards officers working in collaboration with UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT and National Trading Standards, four individuals were sentenced on March 18th 2022, […]

March 24, 2022By Colin Mann