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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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Accusations that DuckDuckGo was suppressing pirate sites in search results

In recent weeks there had been conflicting reports that the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo had stopped listing pirate Web sites in its search results.  One report, later updated, said that The...

Denmark: 10% of consumers watch movies & TV shows illegally

As part of the announcement for their upcoming May 31 meeting, during which they will provide an update on developments in the illegal market in Denmark, the Rights Alliance and the...

IBCAP: Fine against pirate site UlaiTV’s operator may exceed $1.3M

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) announced a final judgment against Gaby Fraifer, the individual responsible for operating and selling an Arabic-language streaming service delivered online via multiple -.com and...

Rights Alliance 2021 Report: Piracy evolves in Denmark, Popcorn Time is...

As 2021 began, Rights Alliance celebrated the shut-down of the last two Denmark-based pirate sites as a sign that piracy was under control.  Instead, the Rights Alliance 2021 Report found that piracy...

DISH awarded mammoth $585 Million judgment in streaming piracy case

A US District Court in Florida ruled that in addition to what is probably a record piracy award, Carlos Rocha, the operator of two streaming services, Stream Solutions and Sol...

Israel.tv et al cases revisit SOPA and PIPA, but are they enforceable?

Six plaintiffs, United King Film Film Ditribution Ltd., DBS Satellite Services (1998) Ltd., Hot Communication Sytems Ltd., Charlton Ltd., Reshet Media Ltd., and Keshet Broadcasting Ltd., won permanent injunction...

TAG’s European brand integrity initiative publishes ad piracy report

The first annual report by Project Brand Integrity (PBI), an initiative by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), found that, once alerted to the risks, 79% of European advertisers reduced...

NAB close-up: Synamedia demonstrates anti-piracy technology

At the 2022 NAB conference in Las Vegas, Synamedia showcased three descriptively named elements of its anti-piracy portfolio: OTT ServiceGuard, CSF Eye – where the 'CSF' is Credential Sharing...

Technical measures against piracy: US Copyright Office wants your comments by May 27

The US Copyright Office opened a comment period, with comments due no later than midnight, Eastern time, on May 27, 2022, to collect public input about the identification and...

ACE reports pirate take-downs in North Africa, Peru and Singapore

The Alliance for Creativity and Media (ACE) reported a number of pirate take-downs during April 2022, for sites operated in North Africa, Singapore and Peru. The domains associated with these...

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