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ACE action forces pirate operation closures

ACE action forces pirate operation closures

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – has achieved another major win when the…

£35K fine for Sky Sports copyright breach

£35K fine for Sky Sports copyright breach

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, Stephen Ashley the licensee of Rotunda Tavern in Cheltenham, has been found to be infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports without having…

Jail, heavy fine for Singapore ISD seller

Jail, heavy fine for Singapore ISD seller

An electronics retailer in Singapore has been convicted of selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs), which provided access to illegal broadcasts of Premier League football and other entertainment content. Synnex Trading…

Study: Multiple site-targeting most effective anti-piracy tactic

A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Chapman University, has found that in anti-piracy work, blocking websites is more effective when multiple sites are targeted. The study, The…

French court censures ASO over beIN rights dispute

In a legal ruling likely to be be noted across the sports industry, the President of the Nanterre Commercial Court in France has ordered Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) – organiser…

Comcast, Viacom join anti-piracy coalition

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content and reducing online piracy, has confirmed the addition of Comcast…

9% Brits admit pirate streaming Premier League

9% Brits admit pirate streaming Premier League

Almost one in 10 (9 per cent) Brits admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months, according to research from personal finance…

beIN CEO: “Piracy will burst sports rights bubble”

beIN CEO: “Piracy will burst sports rights bubble”

beIN Media Group’s CEO, Yousef Al-Obaidly, has warned sports rights-holders, broadcasters and sponsors that “the glorious media rights bubble is about to burst [because] piracy has spread to every corner…

beoutQ ISD seller convicted

beoutQ ISD seller convicted

A retailer in London has been convicted at the City of London Magistrates’ Court for selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs) which gave access to unauthorised Premier League broadcasts and other…

Survey: SVoD fragmentation could drive piracy

Survey: SVoD fragmentation could drive piracy

A survey of 1,500 visitors to UK comparison site Broadband Genie set out to discover how people felt about the splintering of streaming services, and whether they might turn to…

Al Jazeera claims Saudi base for beoutQ

Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera says its  investigative TV programme What Lies Beneath has revealed that TV piracy organisation beoutQ is operating from Saudi Arabia. Al Jazeera claims that two…

Record industry warns of piracy threat

Record industry warns of piracy threat

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has released the Music Listening 2019 report, which examines the way in which music consumers aged 16 to 64 engage…

Licensees fined £10k for illegal Sky Sports

Licensees fined £10k for illegal Sky Sports

The licensees of the Red Bull public house in the Kentish village of Eccles,  Jared Macdonnchadha, Richard Rodal and Karen Turner, have been convicted in their absence of three offences…

Italy: Police bust pay-TV ring, 5m viewers affected

Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police) has conducted a major anti-piracy operation resulting in the closure of the Xtream Codes platform. The ‘Black IPTV’ operation targeted six European countries (Italy,…

ArabSat could face legal action over beoutQ

Saudi Arabia-based ArabSat is no longer carrying beouitQ’s pirate satellite transmissions. The satellite signals were removed almost a month ago but may not protect ArabSat for potentially punitive legal actions…

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