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Piracy Monitor provides news and insights about digital piracy: the theft of video and audiovisual content, advertising, and content entitlements, and the effects of piracy on consumers, rights-holders, service providers and creative professionals.  Piracy Monitor is active in four areas: Piracy awareness, Market intelligence, Industry marketing and Consulting.   

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WTO publishes findings in beoutQ case; has implications for Newcastle acquisition

The World Trade Organization's June 16 report "Saudi Arabia - Measures Concerning the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (Report of the Panel)", confirms that...

Reddit: Takedown of “/r/iptvresellers” subreddit leaves many others in place

The Web site Reddit has banned a subreddit called "IPTV Resellers" from the Reddit platform, "for violating the Reddit rules," according to a report...

Dark Basin: Global phishing operation documented by U of Toronto Munk School

"Dark Basin: Uncovering a Massive Hack-For-Hire Operation," a report from Citizen Lab, an initiative of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs,...

Netflix is enforcing account-sharing limits, which appears to be paying off

Netflix appears to be enforcing limits on streaming accounts.  The Wall Street Journal reported ** that Netflix has begun displaying on-screen notices when too many...

UK: Social sharer gets 24 month suspended jail sentence (FACT)

An individual was ordered to complete 240 hours of unpaid work, and given a 24 month suspended jail sentence for selling devices that provided access...

Spain: 40,000 channel multi-national pirate shut down, 11 arrested, nearly €5M seized

On June 3, Europol's newly launched European Financial and Economic Crime Centre (EFECC) netted a major multi-national video pirate that reached more than 2 million consumers...

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