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Digital media piracy is the greatest enemy to creative professionals, rights-holders and their distribution partners the world over.  Piracy Monitor exists to help them better understand the risks associated with piracy, the technologies that help detect it, and about available countermeasures and best practices against it; to help them preserve their abilities to make a living and maintain operations.

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IIPA expresses Russia piracy concerns to US Trade Representative

In the preparation of its annual report to Congress on Russia's implementation of its obligations as a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) of the Office...

AAPA continues anti-piracy education initiative in Portuguese

The EU-based Audiovisual Anti Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has been offering sponsored e-training modules on audiovisual internet piracy available to law enforcement worldwide, helping law enforcement professionals identify and investigate what AAPA says...

Parks Associates: More consumers say piracy is OK, as avenues proliferate

Amost one-fourth of US internet households agree that pirating content is acceptable, up from 14% in 2019; according to new research from Parks Associates to be released in Q4 and previewed...

A RAT in your PC is just one malware technique –...

While European policymakers have focused on strengthening cybersecurity protections for many years, an AAPA study released in September 2022 found that these protections have had little impact on the risk of...

Singapore: ISPs block 99 piracy sites, adding to 30 blocked in February

On behalf of requests by BBC Studios, Discovery Communications, LaLiga, the Premier League and TVB International, internet service providers (ISPs) in Singapore have blocked 99 domains associated with 30...

Bell Media and others race against pirates streaming FIFA into Canada

Bell Media and several other plaintiffs filed an injunction on Sept. 15 against two individuals running multiple pirate streaming sites, in an effort to stop them from distributing infringing...

DCA report: Pirates, ‘malvertisers’ and ransomware make ‘Unholy Triangle’

Just as pirates burnish their 'brands' by hijacking legitimate advertising into pirate apps and Web sites, pirates also profit from malicious ads that extract ransom payments from consumers, according...

UK: Supplier of illegal streaming devices gets £258k fine and possible prison

An individual was ordered in absentia to pay £258,642.95 under the UK's Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, according to FACT, the UK's Federation Against Copyright Theft.  He had been...

IBC 2022: A deeper dive into emerging piracy and anti-piracy trends

At IBC 2022, Piracy Monitor learned how the media and entertainment community is seeing many more piracy use-cases, is taking a much more granular view of them; and is...

IBC 2022: Piracy has become sophisticated; some countermeasures are simple

At IBC 2022, Piracy Monitor got updates about the piracy services now available to serve pirates, and some simple ways to counteract them.  Piracy is now available as a...

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