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IPO, Meta: ‘SVoD password-sharing illegal’

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Meta have worked together to create guidance on avoiding piracy and counterfeit goods online. “Piracy is a major issue for the entertainment and creative industries,” says the IPO. “Pasting Internet images into your social media, password sharing on streaming services and accessing the latest films, TV series or […]

December 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Streaming piracy can benefit SVoDs, MSOs

An academic study, The Impact of Video Piracy on Content Producers and Distributors, from researchers at the Department of Business Administration, University of Delaware and the Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has found that adoption of piracy software, such as Kodi, does not harm paid OTT video providers and may […]

October 31, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: 25% piracy device users have malware problem

Americans using illegal piracy devices are much more likely to bring malware and hackers into the home, a Digital Citizens Alliance survey of 1,512 US has consumers found. In the poll conducted last month, one in four Americans who use piracy devices in the home say he or she had a malware problem in the […]

June 24, 2020