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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...

Fierce Video: Piracy patterns are starting to emerge

By Steve Hawley Fierce Video's Industry Voices column has published "Coronavirus piracy trends in the new normal," our latest reporting about the impact of coronavirus on video piracy.  Details are...

Zoom: Are your video conferences safe?

(Revised April 10) Beginning in late March and accelerating in early April, a lot of uncertainties came to light about Zoom, the videoconferencing service whose time in the spotlight...

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