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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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Danish aftermath: Six more charged. What happens next?

Denmark's Rights Alliance has begun the new year with several announcements.  Following the closure of the last two pirate video sites based in Denmark,...

US: Annual Intellectual Property Report released

The Office of the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator released the United States Annual Intellectual Property Report To Congress for 2020.  The report details...

Denmark: Last two pirate services within the country have shut down

Denmark's Rights Alliance reports that Asgaard and ShareUniversity - the last two pirate services based within Denmark - have closed down. When Danish authorities shut down the...

US: Streaming piracy and “copyright small claims court” bills pass with omnibus COVID relief...

Two important copyright protection bills were passed as part of the U.S.' far-reaching COVID-19 relief and government funding package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The...

EUIPO Studies: Online copyright infringement and intellectual property perceptions in the EU

The European Union's Intellectual Property Office released two reports: Online Copyright Infringement in the EU (December 4, 2020) and European Citizens and Intellectual Property...

Italy: Blocking order cuts off 50,000 consumers from pirate site

Based on preliminary evidence that was presented to it by Sky Italia and the Serie A football league, the Provincial Command of the Guardia...

Australia: In Oz, a year like no other

Creative Content Australia submits its own summary of the year soon to end. According to CCA, the biggest win in the war against piracy this...

Individual technologies aren’t enough for 2020’s disrupted media industry

By Steve Hawley Being December, we're seeing lots of "what we learned in 2020" articles, at the end of the most disruptive year in recent...

US Senate Judiciary Committee hears anti-piracy testimony

As part of the process toward updating American intellectual property policy and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held...

Police in Lancashire: We know when you’ve been streaming…

Lancashire Police have sent cease-and-desist letters to 7,000 subscribers of an illegal streaming service, stating that subscribing to these services is a crime which carries...

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