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Italy challenges ‘digital mafias’

Italy’s Camera dei deputati  (Chamber of Deputies), the lower house of the Italian Parliament, has approved in its first reading and unanimously new measures to fight the illegal distribution of copyright-protected content. The initiative brings on board the Communication Authority (AgCom), the National Cybersecurity Agency and Internet Service Providers. The target of the new anti-piracy […]

March 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

IBCAP praises anti-piracy automation tools

Trade body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has reported key 2022 achievements in protecting its members’ content and removing pirate services from the US market and worldwide. Through the continued development of its proprietary software that enables automated scanning of set-top boxes (STB) and automated sending of takedown notices, the IBCAP lab more […]

January 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Philippine anti-piracy body launched

Leading Philippine media and entertainment industry players including, Globe, GMA Network, Inc., Cignal TV, Inc, KROMA Entertainment and Smart Communications, Inc, are teaming up with trade body the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) to announce the formation of the Video Coalition of the Philippines (VCP). The VCP aims to push for […]

September 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Anti-piracy campaign from Dreame

Multilingual storytelling platform Dreame has launched what it says is a first-ever special campaign to fight digital piracy and copyright infringement. Singapore-based tech start-up Stary, which built the Dreame platform, has established a specialised team to crack down on such illegal online activities through lawsuits, reporting channels, and collaboration with regulators, associations, and companies. Official […]

September 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Sky awarded anti-piracy injunction

The first ever injunction prohibiting a licensee from screening Sky has been issued in England. The licensee, who is accused of screening Sky Sports illegally at her premises, has been made the subject of an Injunction prohibiting her from showing Sky at the Railway Tavern, Edmonton Green, London, or any other premises that she is […]

May 30, 2022By Colin Mann

COSOMA, MultiChoice anti-piracy MoU

The Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) and satellite television provider MultiChoice Malawi have established an agreement aimed at fighting piracy. Under the Partners Against Piracy (PAP), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed which will see the two entities coming up with initiatives aimed at protecting content creators. “We will have joint implementation plans […]

March 24, 2022By Colin Mann

US Senators introduce anti-piracy legislation

US Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced the SMART Copyright Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation that would hold tech accountable by developing effective, widely-available measures to combat copyright theft. “In the fight to combat copyright theft, there is currently no consensus-based standard technical measures and that needs to be addressed,” said Tillis. “I am […]

March 22, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Serie A extends Friend MTS partnership

Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has confirmed a three-season extension with Lega Serie A, marking a decade-long partnership as provider of anti-piracy services for Italian football’s top tier. As part of the Italian league’s wider ‘Piracy Kills Football’ initiative to combat content theft and video piracy, Friend MTS’s global monitoring services provide real-time identification […]

January 26, 2022By Colin Mann

China anti-piracy success

A Chinese anti-piracy operation targeting copyright infringement on the Internet has reported major success. Copyright law enforcement departments at various levels have investigated 445 cases involving online copyright infringement, shutting down 245 illegal websites and mobile applications transmitting pirated content, and removing 618,300 web links with such content since the operation was launched in June. […]

October 4, 2021By Colin Mann