Piracy cost Spanish economy more than €2 billion and 20,000 jobs in 2020

Digital piracy in Spain has experienced a decline, but it is still costing rights holders billions in lost revenue, claims a new report. According to a new report from GfK, there was a 7% drop in access to illegal content in the country in 2020. However, a total of 5.239 billion pieces of illegal content […]

End users to face fine as Guardia di Finanza shuts down 600 pirate football sites

A major anti-piracy operation has been carried out by Italian authorities to seize more than 600 websites that were illegally streaming the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 championships. The operation was conducted by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Office, who identified and shut down the websites routing from servers across […]

Piracy still high in Nordics

New figures have shown that piracy still continues to be a major problem facing content rights holders in the Nordics. According to new figures from Mediavision, even though the supply of legal online video services has increased, piracy is still high. The report states that 14% of all people aged 15-74 in the region have […]

Asia Video Industry Association promotes Aaron Herps to GM of Coalition Against Piracy

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has announced the appointment of Aaron Herps as the general manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP). Herps, who joined AVIA in 2019 as the operations manager for CAP, will be tasked with continuing to provide expert technical and forensic analysis of the shifting state of the piracy ecosystem […]

Chinese media companies demand short video platforms take action against content piracy

A group of more than 70 Chinese film and TV makers have called on short video platforms to remove content being used without authorisation. The group includes Chinese giants such as streamers iQIYI, Tencent Video and Alibaba’s Youku. According to a report from China’s national broadcaster CCTV, ‘hundreds of millions’ of Chinese internet users are […]

Rights-holders welcome new French antipiracy law

The French national assembly has adopted new anti-piracy legislation that sports rights-holders say could give a strong boost to their efforts to combat illicit consumption. Article 10 of the proposed new law allows rights-holders and broadcasters to obtain immediate injunctions from a judge to block, remove to de-reference pirate websites and servers that illegally distribute […]

French court fines sports pirates €7 million

A Rennes court in France has fined a group of pirates operating some 20 illicit streaming sites €7 million in damages and interests following complaints lodged by pay TV channel providers Canal+, beIN Sports and RMC Sport. The trio of operators teamed up with the Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA) to pursue […]

Malasyian content industry rallies against piracy

Leading players in the Malaysian content industry have issued a joint statement condemning piracy in the country and celebrating the efforts of local authorities. The joint statement from a number of players ranging from producers to vendors highlighted that digital piracy costs the entertainment and media industry RM3 billion (€610 million) in lost revenue and […]

Malasyian company admits to selling piracy-facilitating Android boxes in first for country

A Malaysian businessman has pleaded guilty to promoting hardware and software which facilitates piracy in a first for the country.  A director of a Shah Alam-based company which sells an Android Box branded as Long TV admitted the company sells the product knowing that it would be used to bypass DRM protection on copyrighted works. […]

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