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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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Nitro IPTV pirates ruled liable for $51.6 million in damages to...

A decision by a US District Court in California against five individual defendants operating Firestream LLC are jointly and severally liable for statutory damages for the payment of $51,600,000 plus legal...

Cavea Plus, MBC Group join Alliance for Creativity and Media anti-piracy...

With more than 40 media and entertainment member companies from around the world, and reinforced by the content protection operations of the Motion Picture Association, the anti-piracy organization ACE welcomed two...

beIN Media and ACE shut down Morocco piracy operation just before...

A major sports piracy ring was shut down just nine days in advance of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022tm which started on Nov. 20.  Before the Nov. 11 shutdown, livekoora.online and...

Spain: Joint police operation sinks video pirate with 95 resellers and...

Four individuals were arrested for operating several websites to advertise subscription packages consisting of more than 2,600 television channels and 23,000 movies and TV series. In addition, they had more than...

New legislation in Asia to protect copyright and act against piracy

The prevalence of online piracy remains a huge threat to content rights holders globally, notwithstanding the increased volume of legitimate content available through Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services, said an...

AVIA’s 2023 Asia Video Industry Report highlights anti-piracy accomplishments

Illustrating the belief that history shows time and again we must never forget the past but use it to build our future, Machiavelli also said that ‘whosoever desires constant...

Spanish court holds individual accountable for Rojadirecta piracy operation

Spain's Supreme Court declared that Igor Seoane Miñan, owner of Rojadirecta, a sports piracy site, is personally liable for breaching intellectual property rights of Spain's LaLiga soccer league and...

Italian Postal Police dismantle major sports piracy network with 900k subscribers

Acting on orders by the District Prosecutor of Catania, the Cyber ​​Security Operations Centers of the Italian Postal Police conducted searches and seizures nationwide against members of a transnational...

Europol arrests LockBit ransomware operator, a Russian national

One of the world’s most prolific ransomware operators was arrested, following a complex investigation led by the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmeri Nationale), with the support of Europol, the US...

CEO of iStar pirate service ordered to personally pay $15.7 million: IBCAP

Following a July 2022 judgment and permanent injunction already issued against Atlas Electronics, which shut down sales through one of its US retailers, the iStar IPTV service and its CEO,...

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