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Study: Stream-ripping piracy on the rise

A study carried out by rights licensing body PRS for Music has found that overall usage of stream-ripping services dramatically increased by 1390 per cent between 2016 and 2019, overshadowing…

Agencies partner for anti-piracy efforts

Agencies partner for anti-piracy efforts

The US’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation…

Malaysia: Huge decrease in streaming piracy

Malaysia: Huge decrease in streaming piracy

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers has revealed a 64 per cent decrease in consumers accessing piracy websites over the past 12 months. The survey…

Pirate streamers warned by police

Pirate streamers warned by police

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary in the east of England has taken the unprecedented step of issuing individual warning notices to thousands of consumers believed to have been using an illegal…

Canada: 2 charged with content piracy

Canada: 2 charged with content piracy

The Nova Scotia RCMP has charged two people in relation to Operation Hotwire, a federal investigation into piracy of copyrighted television programming. In June 2019, Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Serious…

Jail term for UK ISD seller

Jail term for UK ISD seller

A man who pleaded guilty to supplying set-top-boxes which illegally provided access to premium pay-TV content has been jailed for two years, in the latest in a series of actions…

Premier League APAC anti-piracy campaign

Premier League APAC anti-piracy campaign

With the start of the delayed 2020/21 season days away, the English Premier League has launched anti-piracy media campaigns in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The ‘Boot Out Piracy’ advertising campaign…

US creatives call for Congress copyright action

US creatives call for Congress copyright action

Keith Kupferschmid, CEO of pro-copyright lobbying body Copyright Alliance, has called on the US Congress to lead the way on tackling commercial streaming piracy. Writing an Opinion piece in political…

Intelligence-first anti-piracy model from Synamedia

Intelligence-first anti-piracy model from Synamedia

Video software provider Synamedia has launched a new intelligence-first security model suggesting it is “laser-focused” on eradicating streaming pirates’ businesses and protecting legitimate providers’ revenues. Suggesting it is an industry…

Research: Rise in illegally-accessed content risks

Research: Rise in illegally-accessed content risks

Research from UK pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness has revealed that those who illegally download or stream TV, Film and Sport content are at a higher…

Inter-agency cooperation takes down piracy network

Inter-agency cooperation takes down piracy network

An alleged criminal network of copyright infringing hackers, mainly responsible for pirating movies and hosting illegal digital contents worldwide, has been dismantled in a coordinated action between US authorities and…

FACT issues piracy warning ahead of PPV boxing return

FACT issues piracy warning ahead of PPV boxing return

Pay per view boxing returns on August 22nd, with Dillian Whyte facing Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor rematching Delfine Persoon. Boxing fans are being warned by FACT that “the game…

Report: Fraudsters flock to Connected TV

Digital media measurement, data and analytics software platform DoubleVerify (DV) has released its 2020 Global Insights Report, providing a market-by-market benchmark on the current and future state of media quality…

Study: High-quality piracy can boost early box office revenues

Study: High-quality piracy can boost early box office revenues

A study carried out by the US’s National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) suggests that, at launch, when little is known about a movie, high quality illegal copies demonstrate a…

Report: Pirate pay-TV a billion-dollar US industry

Report: Pirate pay-TV a billion-dollar US industry

Consumer Internet advocacy body Digital Citizens Alliance and digital media security solutions specialist NAGRA have released an investigative report showcasing how illegal piracy subscription services in the US have grown…

Thailand: Anti-piracy website

Thailand: Anti-piracy website

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) have unveiled a new website blocking provisions for…

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