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Piracy: Friend, foe, or both?

NPR’s Marketplace radio program, produced by Minnesota Public Radio, ran a radio segment on January 13th 2020 about password sharing, and followed up that broadcast with an article on January...

ATSC 3.0 and anti-piracy: are DRM and encryption enough?

An industry friend introduced me to the ATSC 3.0 Interest Group, which came into being in the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2019 NAB conference...

MusicWatch piracy outlook: What can the video industry learn?

MusicWatch, a market research service for the music and entertainment industry, released a summary of new research about online music piracy.  The music industry has breathed a sigh of...

Press coverage: Parks Associates Piracy Report

In January, Parks Associates announced the report titled Video Piracy: Ecosystem, Risks, and Impact, an analysis and global forecast for video piracy that was researched and written by Steven Hawley...

2019: A year of awareness for video piracy

2019 was a year of awareness for video piracy.  Video providers no longer see it as a peripheral concern, but rather, a central one.  My own 'aha' moment came...

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