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TAG & JICWEBS: Digital ad standards organizations merge to harmonize antipiracy guidelines

Two organizations that champion standards and best practices around digital advertising - The Trustworth Accountability Group (TAG) and UK-based Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS)...

Automated detection of fraudulent logins may yield false-positives: Arkose Labs

Arkose Labs offers a platform that evaluates instances of fraudulent account registrations, logins and payments for a variety of industry segments, including entertainment.  ...

Amazon’s Twitch partners with sports leagues, launches SDK. Will piracy follow?

Amazon-owned Twitch enables people to share online game-play and live events over the Internet, through the Twitch portal or app, to mobile and computer...

Digital Cinema Specfication v1.4 includes anti-piracy guidelines

On July 20, 2020, the Digital Cinema Initiative published version 1.4 of its DCI specification, which includes anti-piracy requirements.  Digital delivery is governed by...

Study up about digital advertising fraud

Several articles have appeared in recent weeks about digital advertising fraud, which are useful resources: How to stop CTV fraud schemes like ICEBUCKET, DiCaprio, in...

Italy: Police, courts, rights organizations collaborate in €1M Venice pirate site seizure

Italy's Guardia di Finanza, a law enforcement agency under the Italian Ministry of Finance responsible for financial crime and smuggling, executed a decree issued...

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