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Pre-release movie piracy: The numbers show it

(Note: Fierce Video published a revised version of this article) By Steve Hawley - The action movie Bloodshot was released on Friday, March 13. But it was available online worldwide, well in advance...

Coronavirus: As theatre attendance declines, movie piracy soars and uncomfortable questions arise

By Steve Hawley A Friday conversation meandered into a discussion of how the coronavirus outbreak might drive video piracy and the media industry's responses to it.  A March 3rd article...

How’s your cybersecurity game going?

There's a steady stream of news about cybersecurity issues that are indirectly or directly relevant to the battle against video piracy. Just this week: Verizon published its Mobile Security Index 2020,...

Piracy: Friend, foe, or both?

NPR’s Marketplace radio program, produced by Minnesota Public Radio, ran a radio segment on January 13th 2020 about password sharing, and followed up that broadcast with an article on January...

ATSC 3.0 and anti-piracy: are DRM and encryption enough?

An industry friend introduced me to the ATSC 3.0 Interest Group, which came into being in the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2019 NAB conference...

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