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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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beIN Media and ACE team with Egyptian police to shut down...

ACE and beIN worked together to support the take down of four major illegal live sport operators in Cairo, which had a total of more than 1.8 million users from Egypt, and...

Fourth phase of Brazil’s Operation 404 nets another 226 pirate sites...

Operation 404, a multi-national collaboration between law enforcement agencies, judicial systems and industry organizations  such as ACE and IFPI, began in 2019.  Phase 4 was launched on June 21, coordinated by...

Israel.tv ‘Son of SOPA & PIPA:’ Court stays judgment. Several protest....

In April, a group of video distributors were granted permanent injunctions against the operators of three pirate services: Israel.tv,  Israeli.tv, and Sdarot.tv.  They had been rebroadcasting and streaming registered and unregistered...

Spring 2022 Video Security Summit a success, videos coming soon

The Fight Against Piracy The Spring 2022 installment of the Video Security Summit, the industry’s only all-digital event dedicated specifically to piracy, took place on Tuesday June 14. It was presented by Piracy...

South Asia: AVIA’s CAP Influences national regulators to act against piracy

The June 2022 quarterly newsletter from AVIA, the Asia Video Industry Association, demonstrates that its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) takes an active role against piracy, not just through advocacy...

UK Jury: 4 1/2 years in jail for pirate TV supplier, if apprehended

A Manchester area man was sentenced in absentia, following conviction by a jury for selling and advertising illicit streaming devices and services, according to FACT, the UK's Federation Against Copyright...

US Copyright Office launches Copyright Claims Board, opens claims portal

The “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act” (the CASE Act), passed by the U.S. Congress in December 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, called for the creation of...

LaLiga Tech: €9B in assets protected, 1M videos removed from YouTube

Speaking at EFE's fifth Sport Business Day Forum event organized by the Efe News Agency and Best Option Media, Guillermo Rodriguez, head of the anti-piracy technology unit of Spain's LaLiga...

Two Thai pirates shut down after collaboration between police and ACE

Two pirate operators in Thailand were shut down after joint efforts by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE),  True Visions, a major Thai pay TV operator, and Thai...

EUIPO: 21% of EU youth accessed pirate content intentionally in past year

Measuring the use of legal and illegal online sources among Europeans between the ages of 15 and 24, The 2022 IP Youth Scoreboard was part of the Pan European...

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