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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US Senate group intros bill to combat copyright violations in AI-generated deepfakes

Members of the US Senate AI Working Group introduced the Content Origin Protection and Integrity from Edited and Deepfaked Media Act (COPIED ACT), which...

UK: Cheshire Police arrest individual suspected of online fraud, drug posession

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud offences, possession of criminal property and possession of Class A drugs (cocaine). Officers conducted a...

UEFA praises Meta’s piracy policing; CreativeFuture says efforts could be better

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) reported on improvements to Meta's Rights Manager anti-piracy feature, as well as "additional protections preventing newly-created accounts...

Europol annual report cites progress against illegal streaming, cyber-threats

While Europol supported a number of anti-piracy efforts over the course of 2023, only one specific case made its way into its 2023 annual...

US privacy bills had bipartisan support until quashed by House Republican...

When it comes to online privacy, US regulations lag well behind the UK and Europe.  Against that backdrop, Republican leadership in the US House...

42% of Web traffic consists of bots, of which two thirds...

For businesses, bots are processes that enable electronic marketing, commerce and customer service transactions and are a foundational part of the fabric of doing...

Italy: 39% of residents accessed piracy sources with €2 Billion impact...

While the numbers are slightly lower than in 2022, piracy remained a serious concern in Italy; based on a 2023 consumer survey conducted by...

AVIA: Anti-piracy focus turns toward social media; most platforms cooperative, some...

The Asia Video Industry Association's Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has increased its emphasis on engagement with leading social media and messaging platform providers in...

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) joins IBCAP anti-piracy organization

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public service media organization, creating news, education, culture, family entertainment and sports programs, operating 12 channels.  NHK...

MPA places former senior FBI official in charge of ACE anti-piracy...

Larissa Knapp joined the Motion Picture Association as Executive Vice President and Chief Content Protection Officer, and will drive the continued expansion of the...

Five convicted for illegal Jetflicks streaming service; leader could get 48...

A federal jury in Las Vegas convicted five men this week for their roles in running the illegal subscription-based known as Jetflicks.  Generating millions...

Streaming pirate extradited from Cyprus to the UK to serve prison...

Back in June 2022, Michael Hornung had been sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment following conviction by a jury for selling and...

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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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