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Research: 1 in 7 OTT homes ‘borrowing’ accounts

Research from Ampere Analysis has revealed that one in seven online video households worldwide are ‘borrowing’ an account. Ampere defines an account borrower as anyone who says they are using…

Research: Half of sports fans admit piracy

Video software provider Synamedia has unveiled the first in a series of reports designed to broaden understanding of global sports piracy in order to protect the value of sports rights.…

Study: Multi-site blocking best anti-piracy weapon

Study: Multi-site blocking best anti-piracy weapon

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing…

Pirate device seller jailed

Pirate device seller jailed

A man who sold illegal devices that bypassed paid-for TV content – costing legitimate service providers more than £2 million (€2.25m) – has been jailed. Daniel Aimson was sentenced to…

WTO rules “Saudi government behind beoutQ”

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that Saudi Arabia-supported sports and programming pirate beoutQ is in breach of international law, in a ruling that will be published formally mid-June.…

Report: Pirate stream links treble in lockdown

Report: Pirate stream links treble in lockdown

Major film titles have seen nearly three times as many links to illegal streams appearing online since the beginning of the lockdown period, reports UK intellectual property protection body FACT.…

US keeps pressure on Saudi beoutQ piracy

US keeps pressure on Saudi beoutQ piracy

The US Government has published a report that places Saudi Arabia on its Priority Watch List, related in large part to the piracy by beoutQ, while also exceptionally announcing an…

Data: Lockdown drives increase in digital piracy

Data: Lockdown drives increase in digital piracy

Findings from digital piracy data specialist MUSO reveal that content piracy has significantly increased with unprecedented gains for film piracy since social distancing and lockdown measures were enforced in March.…

‘Kids-friendly’ pirate app criticised

‘Kids-friendly’ pirate app criticised

Mark Mulready, Vice President of Cyber Services at anti-piracy technology specialist Irdeto, has criticised the emergence of an app on Popcorn Time, the platform that provides a free ’alternative’ to…

NAGRA launches NexGuard ClipMark watermarking

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced the launch of NexGuard ClipMark, the forensic watermarking technology designed to detect the…

Spain: Pirate TV network dismantled

Seven people have been arrested in different Spanish cities (Valencia, Zamora, Salamanca, Córdoba and Málaga) following a police operation against pay-TV piracy. The illegal network was distributing pay-TV signals and…

NAGRA NexGuard solution integrated with Akamai

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that its NexGuard Streaming watermarking solution for OTT has been integrated with Akamai,…

Verimatrix watermarking integrates with Akamai

Verimatrix, formerly known as Inside Secure, a global provider of innovative, customer-friendly cybersecurity solutions that protect content, devices, software and applications, has announced a partnership with Akamai, the intelligent edge…

EFF joins Locast defence team

Digital civil liberties advocacy body the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has joined the legal team defending Sports Fans Coalition NY (SFCNY), the non-profit organisation that runs Locast, a free, local…

MPA supports pirate site blocking

MPA supports pirate site blocking

Trade body the Motion Picture Association (MPA) has suggested that site blocking is an effective way to combat piracy. Appearing before a US Senate Committee Hearing on the Judiciary Subcommittee…

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