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CreativeFuture calls for US site-blocking action

Ruth Vitale, CEO of US creative industries trade body CreativeFuture, has called for members of Congress to discuss site blocking legislation. Writing an opinion piece in political blog The Hill, Vitale notes that after 30+ years of working as an indie film distributor, she became CreativeFuture’s CEO out of a deep concern that the US […]

February 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Gibbs appointed Friend MTS Sales SVP

Video security solutions provider Friend MTS has confirmed the appointment of Chris Gibbs as Senior Vice President of Global Sales as the company expands its global footprint and drives growth in new markets. The appointment further strengthens the Friend MTS Leadership Team which recently saw Shane McCarthy join as the new CEO and Daniel Harris […]

February 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Arrest in Scottish IP theft case

Following an intelligence-led operation between Police Scotland and Sky, a 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with intellectual property theft. Officers attended a property in Clydebank and arrested a man in relation to the distribution of illegal IPTV services, which provide unauthorised access to pay-TV content. “This was an intelligence-led, multi-agency operation […]

February 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Dungeons & Dragons cast share Moments Worth Paying For

Pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness’s ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign is presenting an exclusive message for UK and Irish audiences from the six lead cast members of Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, ahead of its release in cinemas on March 31st. In the exclusive and brand-new content, the cast […]

February 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Egypt’s MyCima pirate service shut down

MyCima, the second-largest piracy operation in the Middle East region, has been shut down by the Egyptian authorities following a referral from anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE). Based in Alexandria, Egypt, the illegal service averaged more than 55 million visits per month prior to its shutdown and comprised more than 70 […]

February 16, 2023By Colin Mann

AAPA comments on EC live content piracy initiative

Trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has submitted its input to the European Commission’s (EC) call for evidence on its ‘Combating online piracy of live content’ initiative. “As signatories to the Call To Action to End Live Piracy Now, we would like to restate that an EU legislative instrument still remains the most efficient […]

February 16, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down French pirate site

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has confirmed it has shut down France’s second most popular illegal streaming and direct download site, Extreme-down. ACE identified the operator in Houmt Souk, Tunisia. ACE approached the operator, who subsequently ceased the illicit operations and transferred all domains to ACE. The domains now redirect to […]

February 15, 2023By Colin Mann

VoD Coalition welcomes EU piracy stance

The European VOD Coalition, which represents video-on-demand (VoD) companies active across the entire EU, has suggested the EU legal regime needs further strengthening to help us protect its members’ content, arguing that the increasingly important role that VoD platforms play within the entertainment industry is threatened by the growing risk of piracy. “As such, we […]

February 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: 1 in 4 Australians watch pirate content

Research conducted for the Attorney-General’s Department has revealed the rate of Australians accessing online content unlawfully remains extremely high. In November 2022, the country’s government announced a review of copyright enforcement mechanisms to ensure Australia’s copyright laws remain fit-for-purpose and better able to adapt to evolving technologies and behaviours. The 2022 Consumer Survey on Online […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Industry bodies call for copyright awareness action

Pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) are calling for a joined-up whole society approach to champion the audiovisual industry and the importance of copyright. The Trust has released an overview of the current infringement landscape with supportive measures set out to […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann