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Study: Europe takes €3.2bn IPTV piracy hit

An independent study undertaken by Bournemouth University on illicit IPTV in Europe for trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) estimates that the legitimate industry lost €3.21 billion in 2021 alone as a result of consumers using illicit IPTV piracy services. The illicit IPTV service providers gained €1.06 billion. The study, Illicit IPTV in Europe, […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

AAPA announces 5th anti-piracy awards

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has announced the 2022 awards given to an individual or team from the public sector for a successful initiative which supports the fight against audiovisual piracy. These are the fifth such awards and were presented during at the Europol Intellectual Property Crime conference in Rome. The winner of the 2022 […]

October 28, 2022By Colin Mann

AAPA launches AV piracy E-training modules in Portuguese

The AAPA-sponsored e-training modules on audiovisual Internet piracy make training on identifying and investigating the two prevalent forms of audiovisual piracy – card sharing and illegal streaming – available to law enforcement worldwide. Law enforcement officers from a wide range of countries have taken the courses. Recognising the value of the courses the modules are […]

September 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Malware risks from AV piracy

A study by trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) on malware and audiovisual piracy has identified significant risks to European consumers. The independent report, undertaken by Professor Paul Watters, Honorary Professor in Criminology and Security Studies at Macquarie University, Australia, shows that within 71 seconds of clicking on a pirate website, a consumer is […]

September 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Pribramsky new AAPA Co-President

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA), the body that represents companies involved in the provision of protected audiovisual services, security technology for such services, and the manufacturing of products which facilitate the delivery of such services, has appointed Oliver Pribramsky, Head of Rights Management, Technologies and Archives at Deutsche Fussball Liga as Co-President. Pribramsky also plays […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

AAPA announces 2021 Anti-Piracy Awards

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has announced the 2021 awards given to an individual or team from the public sector for a successful initiative which supports the fight against audiovisual piracy. The winner of the 2021 award is the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, and […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

AAPA welcomes EP’s live sports piracy recommendations

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) welcomes the European Parliament’s (EP) resolution on “challenges of sports events organisers in the digital environment”, adopted in plenary session on May 19th with a substantial majority. More specifically, AAPA welcomes the call made by the European Parliament for the removal of, or the disabling of access to, infringing live […]

May 27, 2021By Colin Mann

AAPA re-elects Co-Presidents

Trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has confirmed the reappointment of Mark Mulready, VP Cyber Services at Irdeto, and Phillip Davies, Director of Anti-Piracy Partnerships at Sky Group, to serve as Co-Presidents for a further two-year term. The Co-Presidents, supported by the Executive Vice President, Sheila Cassells, are responsible for implementing the strategy agreed […]

March 17, 2021By Colin Mann

AAPA calls for EU anti-piracy fight support

In anticipation of several key European Commission proposals such as the Digital Services Act and the EU IP Action Plan, trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has shared its position on how to strengthen the fight against online piracy and the protection of intellectual property rights at the European Union level. The Alliance welcomes […]

November 24, 2020By Colin Mann

Anti-piracy campaigns honoured

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has announced the 2020 awards given to an individual or team from the public sector for a successful initiative to tackle audiovisual piracy. The joint winners are the team led by Public Prosecutor Dott.ssa Valeria Sico, Sos. Proc. della Procura della Repubblica di Napoli, The Italian Judicial Authority, and the […]

October 19, 2020By Colin Mann