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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...

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...

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