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Variety: Piracy was one reason “Dune” premiered outside US

The latest theatrical adaption of Frank Herbert's novel "Dune" premieres on October 22 in the United States, China and online via HBO Max, although...

UK Internet users are hit with piracy invoices, raising privacy concerns

Customers of several UK broadband ISPs, including Virgin Media (VMO2), received settlement letters (aka -“speculative invoicing“), demanding money to settle suspected cases of internet...

UK: West Midlands police shut illegal streaming aggregator, make arrests

An illegal streaming network, believed to have enabled access to premium content through more than 100 separate pirate TV services to as many as...

MESA – CDSA: Cyber warfare is a threat; understanding motive helps

An article by the Content Delivery & Security Association community of MESA, the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance characterizes cyber warfare as being more...

2021 Video Security Summit – October 19-20

Join this first-of-its-kind event on Tuesday October 19 and Wednesday October 20, 2021, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific time. Hear from the people waging the offensive battle against pirates, defending...

TAG champions successful anti-fraud practices for APAC advertisers

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) released its second study of ad fraud in the Asia Pacific region. By applying TAG practices, analysts found an IVT rate of 0.41% in APAC,...

Italy to tap EU and national funding to boost cybersecurity

During August, the Lazio region's data center and Tuscany's health care agency were hit by cyberattacks. Italy's Minister of Technological Innovation recently warned that as many as 90 percent...

Locast shut-down: Was it for copyright infringement or for retransmission fees?

On September 1, The US District Court of the Southern District of New York decided in favor of plaintiffs - the four major US broadcast television networks, NBC, CBS,...

British national extradited to US on charges in Sparks piracy case

A UK citizen indicted on August 26 on copyright infringement and wire fraud charges as part of the Sparks Group piracy operation was extradited from Cyprus to the United...

As football season looms large, so does sports piracy

Around the world, it's fall football season.  Accordingly, there's a lot of buzz about piracy among sports leagues, broadcasters, and consumers alike; as well as from organizations that exist...

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