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50% Brazilian broadband homes watch pirate content

In a frightening comment on the state of video theft and piracy, Brazil’s Pay-TV Association (ABTA, Associação Brasileira de Televisão por Assinatura) says that household piracy in the nation costs…

EC steps up IP protection

EC steps up IP protection

The European Commission has presented measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.…

Google: We could do more on piracy

Matt Brittin, President of EMEA Business & Operations, Google, has admitted that the web giant could do more in its efforts to combat breaches of copyright on its YouTube platform.…

Research: SVoD effect on piracy limited

Research: SVoD effect on piracy limited

Findings from a research project undertaken by Portuguese and US academics suggest that subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services have a limited effect on digital piracy, with earlier access to content at…

Licensee fined for illegal Sky Sports screening

A licensee in the Merseyside area of northwest England has been found guilty of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to…

Consumer group warns of pirated content risk

Consumer group warns of pirated content risk

US consumer-orientated coalition the Digital Citizens Alliance has launched new efforts to educate law enforcement, regulators, and parents about the dangers of pirated content, releasing a new video demonstrating the…

Sky’s Darroch calls for OTT regulation crackdown

Sky’s Darroch calls for OTT regulation crackdown

Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has called on Europe’s policy makers to ensure a level regulatory playing field, suggesting that licensed broadcasters such as Sky are disadvantaged having to compete…

Australia: Illegal IPTV box operation shut down

Australia: Illegal IPTV box operation shut down

Following a joint investigation in Australia by global content protection body the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) and regional cable and satellite trade association CASBAA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)…

Licensees fined for Sky copyright infringement

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, the licensees of three premises in the North and Midlands regions of England have been found to be infringing Sky’s copyright by showing…

Iranian national charged for HBO hack

Iranian national charged for HBO hack

The US Justice Department has charged a part-time Iranian government hacker with infiltrating HBO and trying to extort the premium broadcaster, a move that comes amid allegations the charges were…