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Netflix conundrum: Balancing revenue, cost, consumer-friendliness, and anti-piracy

During Q1 2022 earnings call for investors, Netflix executives revealed it would be charging for account sharing and is considering adding advertising.  Piracy Monitor agrees that this is about...

Progress in 2021 sets stage for broader anti-piracy adoption in 2022

By Steve Hawley, Piracy Monitor A year ago, an industry executive confided that “Piracy is the world’s largest video service, where the content is free, you can watch any match,...

Locast shut-down: Was it for copyright infringement or for retransmission fees?

On September 1, The US District Court of the Southern District of New York decided in favor of plaintiffs - the four major US broadcast television networks, NBC, CBS,...

Warner Bros. deepfakes you into a movie. But why go there?

By Steve Hawley, Piracy Monitor It caught my eye that a movie promotion was inviting consumers to apply their social media images to place fake characters of themselves into a...

Opinion: Conviva streaming ad research is silent about piracy

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) estimates that the industry rate of advertising theft by pirates is nearly 11%, according to a 2020 TAG report.  But while Conviva's "State of...

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