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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

UK police close illegal streaming network

Three people have been arrested and a major illegal streaming network has been dismantled following an operation with West Midlands Police. The network, which provided illegal access to premium content to more than 100 separate pirate TV services, is believed to have served hundreds of thousands of customers. The operation, which was months in the […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

PallyCon unveils OTT anti-piracy solution

Multi DRM and content protection service provider PallyCon has launched what it says is a powerful anti-piracy solution for OTT platforms. The solution tracks and mines illegal content leakage and sends a red alert to the source of the illicit content generator. The solution, supported by forensic watermarking integration, globally monitors content leakage. It issues […]

September 8, 2021By Colin Mann

StarHub anti-piracy incentive

Effective July 24th, Singaporean multiplay operator StarHub will grant a total of S$120 (€75) to each customer willing to part ways with pirate set-top boxes that may not be in compliance with the proposed amendments to Singapore’s Copyright Act. In exchange, customers will get free two-year rental of StarHub TV+ Box (worth S$120), a plug-and-play […]

July 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Serbian anti-piracy success for ACE

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the global coalition dedicated to reducing online piracy and protecting the creative marketplace, has successfully completed its first action in Serbia, resulting in the closure of Premiumcccam. Premiumcccam (.net) was a card-sharing and IPTV subscription service. It provided access to more than 6,000 TV channels and content from […]

July 14, 2021By Colin Mann