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Piracy Monitor provides news and insights about video piracy: the theft of live and on-demand programming, movies, pay TV services, advertising and network capacity through illegal use.  Piracy has real and lasting effects on consumers, rights-holders and service providers and deprives working creative professionals of their livelihoods.

Learn more about piracy.  Piracy Monitor is an initiative of tvstrategies (Advanced Media Strategies LLC), and is active in four areas: Piracy Awareness, Market Intelligence, Industry Marketing and Consulting.   

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Intertrust: Attract new subscribers and revenue with the right anti-piracy strategy

by Ali Hodjat, Director of Product Marketing, Intertrust Total losses to piracy of live streamed content are skyrocketing and calculations of projected revenue loss due...

Opinion: Conviva streaming ad research is silent about piracy

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) estimates that the industry rate of advertising theft by pirates is nearly 11%, according to a 2020 TAG report....

Mediavision: There are 2.9 million pirates in the Nordic countries

Sweden-based analyst firm Mediavision has produced research indicating that piracy in Sweden is highest at 17% and lowest in Finland and Denmark, both at...

European Union launches 2021 anti-counterfeit awareness campaign

Coinciding with World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (June 10), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) published a backgrounder for a public awareness campaign titled Risks and Damages...

Triller hits small YouTube pirate with potential $30M lawsuit

Triller, the emerging sports broadcasting powerhouse that acquired FITE TV in April and filed a complaint against a dozen 'unknown' business entities for copyright infringement in the US District...

Danish regulators require online distributors to license content

New copyright law took effect in Denmark on June 4, strengthening the position of rights-holders by requiring online providers to obtain licenses for content that is uploaded to their...

Cox $1B infringement settlement: Did the players see the whole picture?

In January 2021, a US Federal Court in Virginia upheld a $1 billion judgement against Cox Communications, for failing to stop users of Cox Internet access services from downloading...

Friend MTS taps media industry expert as new CEO

Anti-piracy provider Friend MTS announced the appointment of Derek Chang to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). An industry executive with a career spanning three decades, Mr. Chang previously served as CEO...

Italy update: Serie A & Google, piracy arrests, consumer education initiative

News items from italy in recent weeks include the announcement by FAPAV (Italy's Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual and Multimedia Content) that piracy increased nearly four-fold during the lockdown...

Malaysia: Illicit streaming devices are declared illegal

Malaysia's Intellectual Property High Court declared that the sale, offer for sale, distribution and/or supply of TV boxes or illicit streaming devices (ISDs) constitutes copyright infringement under Malaysia's Copyright...

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