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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...

Piracy Monitor perspective: Why anti-piracy needs technical standards

It seems that the recognition phase of video piracy has finally passed. A year ago, there were still lots of questions about the existence of piracy and its magnitude....

Individual technologies aren’t enough for 2020’s disrupted media industry

By Steve Hawley Being December, we're seeing lots of "what we learned in 2020" articles, at the end of the most disruptive year in recent memory.  Lately I have been...

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