GeoComply launches product targeting illicit VPN use

Geolocation security specialist GeoComply has unveiled a technology for streaming providers to take on pirate viewers. The new technology enhancement to the company’s flagship GeoGuard product is designed to enable streaming providers to block what the company characterises as a growing number of VPN users who spoof their location using hijacked residential IP addresses. In addition to […]

FACT claims success in drive against piracy

Investigators from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and police officers from the UK’s West Midlands and Warwickshire Police have visited addresses across the West Midlands region this week to serve ‘cease and desist’ notices to a number individuals suspected of supplying illegal sports streaming services. FACT said that the initiative is aimed at preventing the […]

BeIN Sports France hails anti-piracy court ruling

Pay TV outfit beIN Sports France has claimed a significant victory in its fight against illegal theft of content with a court decision requesting the blocking of fraudulent websites previously identified by the channel. As part of the ruling by the Paris Court of Justice and in compliance with France’s new Article L. 333-10 of […]

France’s Hadopi counts cost of piracy: 12m users, €1bn loss of earnings

Close to 12 million French internet users consumed pirated content last year, representing a loss of earnings of €1.03 billion to rights holders, according to figures released by the Haute autorité pour la diffusion des oeuvres et la protection des droits sur internet (Hadopi), the body set up over a decade ago to combat piracy. […]

Securing your revenue in the new age of video piracy: DTVE’s Digital Symposium looks at the threat and how to address it

As consumption of streaming video rises at the expense of traditional broadcast technology, the security challenges faced by service providers are also evolving. The next session in DTVE’s ongoing Digital Symposium will look at the state of current and future threats and how operators can address them – both through offering compelling content and a […]

Irdeto and IBM team up for pre-integrated cloud-based watermarking

Content security specialist Irdeto has integrated TraceMark for Distribution watermarking technology with IBM’s Aspera on Cloud file transfer technology. Irdeto said that the combined offering would provide the film industry fast, easy to implement, affordable tool in the fight against piracy. Irdeto and IBM said that their pre-integrated offering provides a solution to the challenge […]

Canal+ hails anti-piracy victory in Rennes

Five individuals responsible for creating and maintaining around 20 pirate sites in France have been found guilty by a Rennes criminal court following a complaint lodged by pay TV operators Canal+, BeiN Sport and RMC Sport. The three broadcasters filed the complaint in collaboration with the Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA). The […]

Over half of sports fans watching pirate services

Over half of sports fans in 10 countries watch pirated services at least once a month, according to research carried out for technology firm Synamedia by Ampere Analysis. According to the report, Charting Global Sports Piracy, while 89% of sports fans have a payTV or subscription OTT service, 51% still watch pirate sports services at […]

‘Netflix of piracy’ Popcorn Time makes a comeback

Popcorn Time – the platform dubbed ‘Netflix for piracy’ – has made a comeback after a years-long absence. The platform effectively acts as a user-friendly portal to illegal torrents of films and series, presenting them in a streamlined fashion that even allows users to select the quality of the stream up to 4K. It initially […]

Volia claims victory in piracy case

Ukraine’s leading cable operator Volia has claimed a victory in its ongoing battle against piracy with the sentencing of an individual to three years imprisonment, a rare conviction in a country where content theft is widespread. The Ivano-Frankivsk District Court of Lviv in western Ukraine sentenced the unnamed individual for organising an illegal pirate network […]

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