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BPI calls for illegal site blocking

The BPI, the UK record labels association, has welcomed the announcement from the Government that it will bring forward legislation in the autumn to improve safety and reduce harm online.…

Jail term for illegal sports broadcaster

Jail term for illegal sports broadcaster

A man from Norwich in the East Anglia region of the UK has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for selling illegal TV devices and for re-offending, since being prosecuted…

Pirate DTT channels soar in Spain

Pirate DTT channels are increasingly proliferating in Spain, above all in the local DTT Market and the South of Spain in the Region of Andalucía. The Andalucía Audiovisual Council (CAA)…

Licensees fined for Sky Sports infringements    

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, James Barnes Bar and Jagtar Singh Nijar of O’Kane’s in Glasgow, Linelly Limited and Linda Davidson of Fox’s bar in Edinburgh and Claire…

Film finder tool from Which? and Industry Trust

Film finder tool from Which? and Industry Trust

UK consumer champion Which? and pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness have collaborated to launch the new Film Finder tool, which connects audiences to the broadest range…

Global agencies discuss illegal streaming challenges

Global agencies discuss illegal streaming challenges

Over 90 people representing law enforcement, rights owners, platform operators, media technology providers, broadcasters and other trade associations from Europe, the US, the Far East, Middle East and Latin America…

MultiChoice loses €471k to fraudsters

A Nigerian court in Lagos has heard of an alleged fraud against MultiChoice and its DStv and GOTV pay-TV systems in the country. A sum of Naira 200 million (about…

Jurassic World stars back Moments Worth Paying For

Jurassic World stars back Moments Worth Paying For

Movie stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in an exclusive trailer for summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest film to support pro-copyright education body the Industry…

US identifies IP infringing countries

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the 2018 Special 301 Report, identifying trading partners that do not adequately or effectively protect and enforce intellectual property…

£45k fine for illegal Sky Sports distribution

£45k fine for illegal Sky Sports distribution

A man who infringed Sky’s broadcast copyright by streaming Sky Sports content to the public has been forced to pay £45,000 (€51,500) in fines and damages. Between March 3rd  2017…