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Digital media piracy is the greatest enemy to creative professionals, rights-holders and their distribution partners the world over.  Piracy Monitor exists to help them better understand the risks associated with piracy, the technologies that help detect it, and about available countermeasures and best practices against it; to help them preserve their abilities to make a living and maintain operations.

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Europol touts results of six-month operation against online piracy and counterfeit...

As of this year’s Cyber Monday, November 28, law enforcement agencies across several continents have taken down 12,526 websites, disconnected 32 servers used to distribute and host illegal content for 2,294...

Australian court orders ISP’s to block Mixdrop, its first ruling against...

Rightsholders, led by Village Roadshow, secured an anti-piracy win in Australia’s Federal Court in late November, as the first site blocking ruling concerning a cyberlocker was handed down. The cyberlocker in...

‘Spoofing-as-a-service’ takedown: EU supports 142 arrests by police from 10 countries

In a coordinated action led by the United Kingdom and supported by Europol and Eurojust on 8 November 2022, a website and server that allowed fraudsters to impersonate trusted corporations or...

Unlicensed sports in commercial establishments: Malayan court action sets precedent

The High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur has issued a landmark ruling determining a local commercial premises to have acted illegally by showing pirate broadcasts of sports and entertainment content, including...

Nitro IPTV pirates ruled liable for $51.6 million in damages to studios

A decision by a US District Court in California against five individual defendants operating Firestream LLC are jointly and severally liable for statutory damages for the payment of...

Cavea Plus, MBC Group join Alliance for Creativity and Media anti-piracy org

With more than 40 media and entertainment member companies from around the world, and reinforced by the content protection operations of the Motion Picture Association, the anti-piracy organization ACE...

beIN Media and ACE shut down Morocco piracy operation just before World Cup opens

A major sports piracy ring was shut down just nine days in advance of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022tm which started on Nov. 20.  Before the Nov. 11 shutdown,...

Spain: Joint police operation sinks video pirate with 95 resellers and servers in four...

Four individuals were arrested for operating several websites to advertise subscription packages consisting of more than 2,600 television channels and 23,000 movies and TV series. In addition, they had...

New legislation in Asia to protect copyright and act against piracy

The prevalence of online piracy remains a huge threat to content rights holders globally, notwithstanding the increased volume of legitimate content available through Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services, said an...

AVIA’s 2023 Asia Video Industry Report highlights anti-piracy accomplishments

Illustrating the belief that history shows time and again we must never forget the past but use it to build our future, Machiavelli also said that ‘whosoever desires constant...

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