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  • April 27, 2021

    Illegal Streaming – When Does The Referee Blow His Whistle?

    The piracy of sports broadcasts has become an endemic phenomenon, further accentuated by the 2020 lockdowns and the Mediapro fiasco. Rights holders and broadcasters hope to obtain a legal framework to eradicate it. For a year, “Inferno” has not been idle. In the spring of 2020, the Spanish Football League made the computing power of this supercomputer, which is usually dedicated to a completely different fight, available to a scientific research project on Covid-19: the detection of matches broadcast by pirate sites. First of all, the famous Rojadirecta, where you can always find, under the drawing of a Pierluigi Collina brandishing a red card, daily links to illegal streams of dozens of competitions. The access to the major games of the French Ligue 1 – except, in theory, for French Internet users, because of a court decision – as well as those from a Uzbek second division match obviously filmed with a handheld camera in the stands.

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  • March 18, 2021

    IBCAP works with its members to shut down IPTV Pirates

    The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) is aggressively coordinating legal actions resulting in recent victories

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  • March 11, 2021

    Eventive Sets New Standard To Protect Premium Content Against Leaks and Piracy

    New partnership with NAGRA enables protection of online screening platforms for virtual cinema through advanced forensic watermarking and multi-DRM solutions

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  • February 11, 2021

    Eventive Launches Advanced Antipiracy Technology for Virtual Cinema

    Maximum security for every film. Designed to stay ahead of ever-increasing piracy threats, Eventive Advanced Antipiracy is the most rigorous and affordable content security program for film streaming ever deployed.

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  • January 18, 2021

    Education and Enforcement Are Key to Fighting Asia-Pacific Piracy

    A conversation with Neil Gane, General Manager of AVIA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) at the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

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  • December 21, 2020

    A Collaborative Approach to Taking Down Pirates

    Celine Boyer from CANAL+ Group and Pascal Metral discussed on the importance of collaboration in the fight against piracy in a special webinar hosted by IBC365. Read the blog and watch the video in case you missed it!

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  • December 19, 2020

    Digital Television: A Swiss Lab Tracks Hacked Movies on the Web

    NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group, has become one of the major players in the fight against video and sound piracy. 2020 has been the year of several big deals, from Europe to Brazil. Set-top-boxes line the shelves of a testing laboratory located on the premises of the Kudelski Group in Cheseaux, […]

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  • December 14, 2020

    Consumer Beware: The Darker Side of Piracy

    Content owners and operators are embracing innovative services and technologies to deliver valuable content to viewers. Unfortunately, the same can be said for the sophisticated business of piracy.

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  • December 10, 2020

    How Industry Collaboration Took Down a Major Piracy Ring

    We were thrilled to win a SportsPro Award in the “Best in Anti-Piracy” category. This win brings to light the importance of industry collaboration in the fight against piracy, and particularly in live sports. Read on to learn more about our entry and the key players that made this achievement possible.

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  • December 8, 2020

    Understanding the Serious Game of Piracy

    Piracy of valuable content continues to be a growing concern for the M&E industry. According to a recent report from NAGRA and the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA), pirated IPTV services has grown into a billion-dollar industry in the United States alone.

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  • November 26, 2020

    Why combatting piracy requires a global approach

    Ahead of the SportsPro OTT Summit, Pascal Metral, Nagra’s vice president of legal affairs and head of anti-piracy investigations, intelligence and litigation, and Neil Gane, general manager of Avia’s coalition against piracy, gave their views on some of the challenges and opportunities in the sector globally.

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  • November 24, 2020

    Offence is the Best Defence Against Pirates

    A successful anti-piracy strategy doesn’t rely solely on one tool. It is part of a holistic and bespoke solution that incorporates offensive and defensive tactics to address challenges from a multitude of threats.

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  • November 23, 2020

    Alianza Congratulates Brazilian Agencies and Government Authorities for Leading the Largest Search and Seizure Operation Against Content Piracy in Latin America

    “Operation 404.2” brings down network of illegal providers of streaming on-demand content and IPTV resellers that reached more than 26 million users

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  • November 10, 2020

    Canal+ Group and Kudelski Group announce shutdown in Switzerland of illegal on-demand content distributor KBoxServ

    Content piracy organization, with servers in multiple European countries, provided access to an on-demand content catalogue of more than 77,000 TV episodes and 7,000 movies.

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  • July 6, 2020

    Singapore High Court blocks popular piracy streaming websites and illicit streaming device applications

    Singapore, 6th July 2020 – On Friday 19th June, the Singapore High Court granted an order sought by BBC Studios, Discovery, the Premier League, La Liga and TVB for Singapore’s internet service providers to block…

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  • February 20, 2020

    ACEing piracy calls for concerted efforts and advanced technologies

    Content piracy has been moving faster and in various directions. To combat this long-term war will require even more efforts and measurements from both government and industry players, alongside advancement in technology.

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  • October 30, 2019

    Singapore court hands down a jail sentence and SG$166,200 fine to retailer of illicit streaming devices in landmark copyright case

    Singapore 30th October 2019 – In a landmark court case brought by the Premier League, Singtel, StarHub and Fox Networks Group, a Singapore retail outlet Synnex Trading and its Director Mr. Jia Xiaofeng were found guilty…

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