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Philippines: Rights group calls for site-blocking

Philippines rights group CitizenWatch has called on the nation’s legislators to give the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) more power to do its job effectively. “Citizens are the ultimate losers in online piracy,” declares Atty. Tim Abejo, Co-Convenor. “In violating intellectual property, pirates threaten the viability of the creative industry. They must be […]

June 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Scotland: Illegal streaming arrest

Police Scotland has made an arrest following an operation to tackle illegal television streaming. Officers executed a search warrant at a property in Millennium Court Glasgow and seized a number of items in relation to copyright crime. A 49 year-old man was arrested and charged with offences under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.  […]

June 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Italy: DAZN changes policy to tackle account sharing

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced changes to its pricing policy in Italy from September in an attempt to boost revenues and curb account sharing. The price of the Standard subscription will go up from €19.99 to €29.99 per month, a price that enables simultaneous access via two devices from the same home IP address. […]

June 10, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Research: 3.4m watch pirate content in Nordics

According to research from Mediavision, 17 per cent of all people 15-74 years old in the Nordics have illegally streamed or downloaded films and TV episodes in the past month. However, the figures vary between the countries: Piracy in Sweden is highest at 20 per cent and lowest in Finland and Denmark, both at 13 […]

June 6, 2022

beIN CEO: “Progress on piracy”

beIN MEDIA Group CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly has suggested that new legislation in France is helping in the fight against piracy, but that it’s not fast or comprehensive enough. Speaking to French daily Le Monde, Al-Obaidly said that “while we’re making progress on piracy – and the new law in France, which beIN was instrumental on […]

May 31, 2022By Colin Mann

beIN in Egypt anti-piracy action

beIN Media and its partner Cable Network Egypt (CNE), the distributor of encrypted television and radio channels in Egypt, instigated  legal action against major pirates in Egypt ahead of the UEFA Champions League and CAF Champions League finals – of which beIN’s  flagship sports channel beIN Sports holds the exclusive broadcasting rights in the Middle […]

May 30, 2022By Colin Mann

La Liga piracy: 166 bars raided

Officers of Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police) have raided 166 hospitality establishments in an operation targeting the illicit screening of football matches. The premises are accused of intellectual property crimes against markets and consumers. It is estimated that the economic damage caused to the rights owners by illegally-distributed content amounts to more than €1,000,000. The […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Piracy’s positive effect on viewership

A study by three Korean academics suggests that although the direct effect of media consumption through BitTorrent to TV viewership is negative, the indirect effect that mediates Internet buzz is positive, which dilutes the negative effect of digital piracy. In a paper for Information & Management, Dongyeon Kim, assistant professor at the Department of Business […]

May 3, 2022By Colin Mann

beIN joins Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment

Sports and entertainment broadcaster beIN Media Group has become the newest member of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic creative ecosystem and reducing digital piracy. The addition of beIN marks ACE’s newly expanded focus on the growing threat that large-scale piracy operations pose to live sports broadcasters. […]

April 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Euro broadcasters welcome DSA political agreement

Broadcasting trade body the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) has welcomed the provisional political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA). ACT supports the aims of the DSA, notably its guiding mantra that what is illegal offline should be illegal online. The DSA marks a further step in […]

April 25, 2022By Colin Mann