About Piracy Monitor

Piracy Monitor is an independent information service with the mission to inform about video piracy: the size of the problem, how it happens, the damage it causes, what’s being done about it, and about countermeasures and practices that help reduce the associated risks.

Piracy Monitor publishes select contributions from industry experts, including those in the technology, video service provider and legal communities who support this mission.

Piracy Monitor features include
  • The Piracy Monitor Web site, a news and reference resource about video piracy and anti-piracy
  • Articles and papers from Sponsors, Piracy Monitor and tvstrategies.
  • The Piracy Monitor E-Newsletter: A free email available by subscription.  Includes a News Feed with current and recent occurrences of video piracy, technical solutions and trends.
  • The Piracy Monitor Annual Report: A paid annual report scheduled for October 2019 release. A Piracy Monitor Quarterly Update will be issued each quarter.
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Why Piracy Monitor?

Piracy Monitor’s Managing Director Steve Hawley says:

“Video piracy has been somewhat below the radar until just recently.  I started to notice low-key reporting about it in my ‘peripheral vision’ in 2018.

“Getting multiscreen / interactive TV and advertising to work has distracted the video industry from the serious issue of theft.  But now, video providers (not just pay TV) have become so squeezed – between increasing content costs and consumer pressure on price – that anti-piracy is finally being seen as a way to stay afloat.

“This is why we need an independent voice and this is why we launched Piracy Monitor.  Thank you.”

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