Welcome to Piracy Monitor

Digital media piracy is the greatest enemy to creative professionals, consumers, rights-holders and their distribution partners the world over. To help them preserve their abilities to make a living and maintain operations, Piracy Monitor provides an authoritative resource so they can better understand the risks associated with piracy, the methods used by pirates, technologies that help detect it, and about available countermeasures and practices against it. Piracy Monitor also conducts online events devoted to piracy/anti-piracy and cybersecurity.  

All are produced by Advanced Media Strategies LLC. Steve Hawley is Managing Director.  Unless bylined otherwise, all articles on this site are by Steve Hawley.

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Indonesia-based pirate TVDOL brought down by multi-national team effort with Interpol

TVDOL, a Jakarta based operator of the pirate IPTV service had been active since 2010, and, according to the South Korean government, resulted in...

UK: FACT investigation exposes Fire Stick pirate, leads to suspended sentence and unpaid work

On June 4, 2024, the Liverpool Crown Court handed down a two-year suspended sentence to an individual who pleaded guilty to charges of promoting...

UK’s largest commercial broadcaster ITV selects anti-piracy platform

ITV will protect its main linear channels across broadcast and streaming platforms, using the Friend MTS 24x7 Global Monitoring Service. These linear channels feature...

AAPA: New Executive Director for UK & Europe-focused anti-piracy org

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) announced the appointment of Miruna Herovanu as its Executive Director. She previously was Director at the Association of Commercial...

Five million pirates in the Nordic countries, says Mediavision’s research

Following on the heels of Mediavision research into piracy in Sweden, which rose to 28% in April in that country, the researcher said that...

IBCAP: Annual report highlights anti-piracy wins, progress, platform automation

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) is a coalition of international and U.S. content owners, broadcasters and distributors representing more than 210 television...

MBC Group and OSN detail the impact of Cima4U piracy operation,...

Based in Giza, Egypt, Cima4U was a major piracy outlet serving the Middle East & North African region.  Its shut down was announced earlier...

Sweden: Rising popularity of illegal TV services sparks campaign by Nordic...

More than 2.2 million Swedes - more than a quarter (28 percent) of the population - have used an illegal service to watch TV...

Verizon: Stolen credentials, ransomware, phishing, and extortion are top ways in

Attacks by ransomware and other extortion-related threat actors increased by 180% over 2023. Web applications were found to be the most common attack entry...

Brazil: Behind high-profile anti-piracy operations, government agencies strategize

At IP Cyber Talks Interconnection, an event organized by the Special Action Group to Combat Organized Crime (GAECO) of Brazil's Public Prosecutor's Office in...

Philippines: Influential think tank urges revisions to Intellectual Property Code

"These days, criminals and pirates have also grown in sophistication such that they are able to ammas millions just by sitting in front of...

UK and allies sanction Russian hacker, expose Russian, Chinese cyber activity

The UK, US and Australia sanctioned a senior Russia-based leader of LockBit, once one of the world’s most pernicious cybercrime gangs, which was responsible...

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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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