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Piracy Monitor provides news and insights about digital piracy: the theft of valuable programming, services, content, advertising and its effect on consumers, rights-holders, service providers and creative professionals.

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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US Copyright Office hosts DMCA ‘Notification and Takedown’ discussion series

Momentum has been building to update a fundamental piece of US copyright law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). Earlier in 2020, US Copyright...

BeIN Media drops distribution of German Bundesliga football, over piracy

BeIN Media Group has elected not to renew carriage of German Bundesliga football (soccer) programming in 24 countries in the Middle East and North...

Malaysia: Consumption of pirate streaming down by nearly two thirds in past year

In Malaysia, 22% of online consumers access pirate streaming, down by 64% since August 2019, according to a YouGov survey of 1,123 consumers commissioned...

US agencies and media groups launch ‘Operation Intangibles,’ a major antipiracy initiative

US government agencies, media industry advocacy groups and the US Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination...

UK: Law enforcement issues warnings to individual consumers of illegal streaming

Officials of the Cyber, Intelligence and Serious Organised Crime Directorate of the Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary have sent individual warning notices to thousands of...

Copyright Alliance: Make streaming piracy a US felony, create a legal venue for individual...

The Copyright Alliance, a 13,000 member US-based organization that advocates for the protection of copyrighted material by individual creative professionals, has been championing two initiatives...

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