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

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...

France: Anti-piracy regulation works but piracy access has migrated to social,...

The French regulator ARCOM has played an important role in measures to block illegal services.  But piracy continues to evolve: live streaming and the...

UK: FACT receives King’s Award for Enterprise 2024

Announced on Monday, May 6, FACT, a leader in intellectual property protection for broadcast and sports rights holders, received an honor for excellence in...

Mediavision: Credential sharing is down in the Nordic region, the work...

Despite efforts, more than three million paid streaming subscriptions are shared in the Nordics, with only a marginal decrease of around 250,000 subscriptions over...

AVIA: Piracy rates highest via social media and messaging channels in...

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) published its 2024 annual piracy consumer survey. While piracy via pirate TV boxes, pirate...

UK introduces new cybersecurity laws benefitting consumers and businesses

Internet-connected smart devices must now meet minimum-security standards by UK law, exactly one year after the UK Government's publication of telecommunications and product security...

UK: Operators of ‘Titan Streams’ sentenced for illegally re-streaming sports

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) announced that two individuals had been sentenced by the Worcester Crown Court on April 12; to 20 months'...

USTR’s 2024 Special 301 Report cites IP concerns with 27 countries,...

The 2024 edition of the Special 301 Report identifies countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights or deny fair...

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