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On the lighter side: About those online appliances…

There's a long history of device control on the Internet. The Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University was (at least once upon a time) the most famous example, and...

Netflix will act on credential sharing – the question is ‘How?’

By Steven Hawley The third quarter results released last week by Netflix remind us that Netflix is no longer the challenger in the media and entertainment world, but rather, is...

CNBC: Video pirate hijacks programmatic advertising

An in-depth report by CNBC describes TeaTV, which not only runs stolen video programming but also exploits programmatic advertising to steal ads from well known brands. It exposes how...

Predictions for IBC 2020: Video Piracy Edition

By Steven Hawley At September’s IBC conference, I focused mainly on video security. The large pay TV security technology suppliers have built comprehensive portfolios consisting of conditional access for...

Observations about Piracy and Antipiracy, Installment 1

By Steven Hawley. As I continue to learn and think about piracy and anti-piracy, I've begun to compile some observations about them. Over time I will develop these further. First, to...

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