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UK citizen pleads guilty in US court for role in Sparks...

Pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement - a crime that carries up to a five year prison sentence - George Bridi admitted that he "participated in an international video...

DISH wins $31M judgment in Chitram TV piracy case, with IBCAP...

According to the judgment issued by the US District Court of the Southern District of Texas, DISH Network discovered that ChitramTV, a popular South Asian pirate TV service, had distributed 207...

The long game against piracy: Ongoing teamwork against a moving target

By Steve Hawley, Piracy Monitor Those in the know about piracy understand well that the technologies of piracy detection and countermeasures against it are only a part of the overall anti-piracy conversation. ...

UK: eBay seller of illicit TV boxes receives two-year sentence

Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards team began an investigation into a local resident in 2017 after it was alleged he had been selling IPTV devices on eBay for more than a...

CreativeFuture questions Facebook’s diligence in fighting piracy

Copyright advocate CreativeFuture reported that Amazon has been calling upon Facebook and other social media platforms to do a better job in shutting down fraudulent product reviews, which led...

Digital advertising fraudster gets ten years in prison and ordered to pay $3.8 million

Aleksandr Zhukov, an individual who ran a fraudulent digital advertising operation from Eastern Europe which was hosted on 2,000 servers in data centers in the US and the Netherlands...

Italy affirms its commitment to EU Copyright Directive

Italy's Council of Ministers approved a Legislative Decree implementing the EU Directive 2019/790 on Copyright and related rights in the single market.  Federico Bagnoli Rossi, Secretary General of FAPAV...

Denmark: Six people are arrested for illegal file sharing service

The Public Prosecutor for Special Economic and International Crime (SØIK) carried out an action in which six people were arrested and charged with copyright infringement. The law enforcement operation...

Spain: Piracy down by 7% in 2020, but was still valued at nearly €31B

According to the Observatory on Piracy and Digital Content Consumption Habits 2020 piracy in Spain was down by 10% since 2018 and 24% since 2015; compared with 2020.  The study was...

40% of sporting event streams went to fraudulent clients: Akamai

As part of Piracy Monitor's 2021 Video Security Summit, event partner Colin Dixon, Chief Analyst of nScreenMedia, interviewed Ilker Uergenc, Tech Solutions Specialist at Akamai Technologies, who illustrated the...

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