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Vietnam: Online piracy conviction

Following criminal referrals by the Premier League and anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the People’s Court of Hanoi has handed down Vietnam’s first-ever criminal sentence for online copyright infringement against Le Hai Nam, the operator of the illegal IPTV subscription service, BestBuy IPTV. BestBuy IPTV, which has been named in the […]

April 23, 2024By Colin Mann

Study: Piracy sites in India pose malware risk

A new study commissioned by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) found that piracy websites posed the highest risk for malware infection among consumers in India. The study found that consumers perceived accessing piracy sites as presenting the highest risk of being affected by malware (59 per cent), even more than if they clicked […]

March 22, 2024By Colin Mann

ACE in MENA antipiracy takedown

Antipiracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has secured a major victory in its fight against content piracy in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region with the shutdown of Cima4U, an illegal streaming service based in Giza, Egypt. Cima4U operated 498 domains that enabled users to stream online content illegally. Through its various […]

January 26, 2024By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down Thailand-based torrent site

Anti-piracy body the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down tt-torrent.com, a torrent website that was operated out of Thailand. The infringing site had been in operation since 2006, initially under the domain name Thailandtorrent.com and subsequently tt-square.com. TT-torrent.com was ranked the 156th most popular website in Thailand, according to Similarweb. The site […]

November 21, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down Georgian pirate sites

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has worked closely with the country of Georgia’s Ministry of Finance to shut down two of the nation’s largest illegal streaming sites, adjaranet.com and imovies.cc. Over the past two years, adjaranet.com has amassed 140 million visits. During the same period, imovies.cc has attracted nearly 64 million […]

November 2, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down India sports piracy site

Anti—piracy body the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down live sports piracy site Watchwrestling.ai and its associated domains, which were being operated out of India. ACE identified and confronted the site’s Uttar Pradesh-based operator, who transferred watchwrestling.ai and all associated domains to ACE. The sites now redirect to ACE’s ‘Watch Legally’ page. […]

October 26, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down LatAm piracy rings

Antipiracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down two of Latin America’s largest and most visited Spanish-language piracy rings. The collective domains – Futbolparatodos.online and Pelisplus.Lat – illegally streamed live sports and a vast library of video content, drawing a combined 150 million monthly visits. Futbolparatodos, one of the most visited […]

October 12, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down French video hosting services

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Uptobox and Uptostream, two of the digital piracy world’s most notorious illegal video hosts. The action, conducted in France and the United Arab Emirates, puts an end to a piracy operation that was well known for a decade among distributors of infringing content. […]

September 21, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE shuts down major LatAm pirate streamer

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Latin America’s most notorious illegal streaming service, Cuevana3. The shutdown comes after ACE identified the operator in the Piura District of Perú. Cuevana3, formerly known as cuevana3.io, is the largest Spanish-language piracy streaming service in the LatAm region and ranked number one for […]

July 11, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE boost for Korea IP protection

The Korea Copyright Protection Agency (KCOPA) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA), which established the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), its content protection arm and anti-piracy coalition, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a joint effort to fight digital piracy in the Asia Pacific region and other parts of the world. Under […]

July 3, 2023By Colin Mann