Anti-piracy group unites to combat threat

The Asian branches of companies such as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company banded together this week to initiate work against the threat of content piracy. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) united at the annual CASBAA conference in Macau yesterday to begin work to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding illegal downloading andstreaming. […]

Piracy to cost TV and film industry US$52bn by 2022

The stark cost of illegal downloading and streaming of movies and TV shows had been laid bare – a whopping US$51.6 billion (€44.5 billion). A report from industry analysis Digital TV Research suggests the amount of revenue lost to piracy has skyrocketed from US$6.7 billion in 2010 to nearly US$31.8 billion last year. The figure will […]

OSN welcomes arrest of illegal cable operators

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has welcomed the arrest of three individuals alleged to be behind a large-scale illegal cable operation in Kuwait. According to Kuwait’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), three Indian men have been arrested after successful raids in a residential area of Salmiya, where they had been operating a sophisticated illegal cable […]

Over a million illegal streaming boxes sold in UK since 2015

More than one million illegal set-top boxes that allow users to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK over the past two years, according to a new report from IP protection body FACT UK. The report, titled ‘Cracking Down on Digital Piracy’, gathers insights from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), FACT, City of […]

Tricolor TV highlights battle against piracy in Russia

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV says it was instrumental in blocking 520 pirate internet resources in the first half of this year, leading to 10 criminal cases and 10 ‘administrative’ legal cases. The pay TV operator said that, on its initiative, Russian law enforcement officer seized more than 90 pieces of equipment used for […]

Nagra expands US antipiracy agreement

As part of the expanded agreement, IBCAP and Nagra will implement various strategies including the establishment of a monitoring lab to monitor and detect unauthorised use of IBCAP member content and automated systems to monitor set-top boxes, websites, and other streaming platforms. Nagra will detect servers providing IBCAP member content without authorisation, including both linear […]

Mediapro secures important precedent in battle against online piracy

A Spanish court has condemned Puerto 80, the outfit behind website Rojadirecta, for violating broadcaster Mediapro’s intellectual property rights by posting links whereby users could access illegal streams of Mediapro’s coverage of top-tier Spanish football. The Coruña court ordered Puerto 80 boss Igor Seoane to desist immediately from facilitating links to sites that provided live […]

OSN claims antipiracy success

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has claimed a series of wins against pirates in the region, following over 316 raids with the support of government authorities. Marking World Intellectual Property Day, OSN said that it had cooperated with authorities in all GCC countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman, as […]

French piracy rates stable as government ends three strikes law

Illicit consumption of content in France has increased slightly since October last year but remains relatively stable, with just under a quarter of consumers engaging in the practice, according to the latest study by anti-piracy authority the Hadopi. However the illicit consumption of TV series has seen a significant rise.  The study comes as the […]