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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, is the largest Spanish-language piracy streaming service in the LatAm region and ranked number one for […]

July 11, 2023By Colin Mann

Movizland piracy site operator arrest

In conjunction with Egyptian law enforcement, anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has confirmed the arrest of the operator of Movizland, a collection of piracy domains with visits from various countries in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. Considered one of the most widely accessed piracy services in MENA, Movizland was […]

June 29, 2023By Colin Mann

Facterra data supports anti-piracy lawsuits

Facterra, a specialist in providing copyright infringement data to combat film and music piracy, has been named as a data provider in two significant anti-piracy lawsuits against the Internet Service Providers WideOpenWest Finance (US District Court for the District of Colorado, Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-1901-DDD-MEH) and RCN Telecom Services (US District Court for the District […]

June 5, 2023By Colin Mann

Cricbuzz joins IBCAP

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has expanded its anti-piracy coverage to include Europe and the Middle East with the addition of Times Internet Limited, India’s largest digital network and owner of Cricbuzz. Cricket content destination Cricbuzz has become the official digital streaming partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the MENA, Continental […]

May 11, 2023By Colin Mann

Arrests in pay-TV piracy conspiracy

A man and woman have been arrested in Tuxford, in the East Midlands of the UK, in connection with a suspected multi-million pound conspiracy to provide illegal access to pay-TV services, including Sky. The pair were detained on suspicion of money laundering offences and conspiracy to defraud Sky. A number of digital devices seized from […]

May 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Robinson nominated for US IP role

US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Deborah Robinson for the role of Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Robinson is an attorney with extensive experience protecting intellectual property rights on a global scale. Her career includes leadership roles as a corporate attorney and in public service as a prosecutor. As head of intellectual […]

May 9, 2023By Colin Mann

TAG expands LatAm ad-supported piracy fight

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry organisation that fights criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, has joined forces with Alianza, an anti-piracy alliance of content creators, and piracy and advertising intelligence specialist White Bullet Solutions to expand the successful Project Brand Integrity (PBI) initiative against ad-supported piracy into Latin America. PBI […]

April 5, 2023By Colin Mann

RTI, Meta, anti-piracy partnership

Italian media group Mediaset’s RTI Reti Televisive Italiane and Meta Platforms (Meta) have signed a multi-year partnership to fight online piracy. As part of this partnership, Meta and RTI will collaborate on the implementation of a series of tools and systems to protect RTI’s copyrighted content, including live broadcasts. In addition, Meta will provide RTI […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

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