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New Sign-in To Your Account (It pays to be watchful)

By Steven Hawley The other day, I received an email from one of the video providers I subscribe to. It seemed innocuous enough. The phrase “change your password” was clickable, and...

To fight piracy, we need an ecosystem-level view of the media life-cycle

By Steven Hawley. Toward the end of September, the US Copyright Office held a series of panel discussions about Standardized Technical Measures (STMs) to improve its Notice and Takedown system, used...

Which is the bigger threat to Hollywood: Late theatrical release or piracy?

Updated August 28 By Steve Hawley The movie industry has been full of reports about the postponements of this year's big movies. Because Warner Brothers insists that Christopher Nolan's Tenet must be...

AI/ML technique identifies pirate streams with high confidence

By Steve Hawley, Piracy Monitor Certain approaches toward piracy detection have gained mind-share.  One is to track the usage of credentials shared with friends and family by legitimate consumers; to...

FACT fights piracy in the UK

By Steve Hawley, Piracy Monitor The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has been helping the UK media industry fight piracy since the days of VHS in 1983.  I was fortunate...

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