Anti-Piracy

Cyberattacks Again Roil Hollywood … Can Anything be Done About It? (L.A. Times)

Like most large corporations, major Hollywood studios are fond of outsourcing. From coming attraction trailers that are designed to draw audiences into cinemas to eye-popping 3D... More

Digital Watermark Leads Police Straight to Bollywood Pirates (Naked Security)

Movie pirates have been running amok in recent months – hacking TV series and pre-release films from Netflix and Walt Disney and causing HBO to batten down the hatches with 2FA a... More

CDSA Cybersecurity Pavilion 2017 Audio Now Online

Attendees of NAB Show 2017 were treated to three days of presentations by top cybersecurity and content protection experts from all corners of the media and entertainment sector, d... More

NexGuard Forensic Watermarking Enables SONIFI Solutions to Deliver OTT Content to Hospitality Sector (MESA)

NexGuard, a Kudelski Group company and provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, today announced that SONIFI Solutions is deploying its streaming session-based ... More

Netflix Shows How to Win the Piracy Wars (New York Post)

A hacker who unsuccessfully tried to hold Netflix for ransom has achieved an unexpected result: His failure shows that subscription-based business models in content distribution is... More

The Real Reason Hackers Leaked Season 5 of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Variety)

Ever since the hacker identifying themselves as TheDarkOverlord released most of the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” on file sharing networks t... More

NAB 2017: Machine Learning and Cyber Threats; Studios Close to Early VOD

LAS VEGAS — Murali Rao, global head of cybersecurity and risk consulting for Wipro, is sympathetic to those charged with mitigating cyber threats inside media and entertainment o... More

NSS Labs Announces Call for Input for Advanced Endpoint Protection Group Test Version 2.0 (MESA)

NSS Labs today announced a “call for input” for enterprises and vendors to further shape and evolve the design of its next Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Group Test and acc... More

NAB 2017: Watermarking, Securing Data and Protecting Broadcasts: A Preview of CDSA’s NAB Cybersecurity Program

The Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) kicks off its three-day “Cyber Security and Content Protection Pavilion” (C3830CS at the Las Vegas Convention Center) prog... More

Digimarc Highlights How Watermarking Can Improve Rights, Royalty Management for the Music Industry (MESA)

Digimarc today released a white paper titled, “Watermarking Technology and Blockchains in the Music Industry,” outlining how blockchain technology, when coupled with digital au... More

CreativeFuture Applauds Introduction of New Congressional Copyright Act (CDSA)

CreativeFuture has come out in support of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695 ). CreativeFuture has said it encourages Congress to swiftly enact ... More

NATO’s John Fithian Talks Premium VOD, Piracy (Deadline)

Asked by Deadline about whether the studios or other companies will be able to pull off Premium Video on Demand (PVOD), NATO President and CEO John Fithian said, “Going back ... More

CreativeFuture, Copyright Alliance Ask Congress to Support Copyright Laws (Hollywood Reporter)

In support of the millions of Americans who currently make a living in the creative industries and the next generation who will join them, our two organizations – the Copyright A... More

Six Alleged Piracy Sites Shuttered After MPAA Files Lawsuit (Deadline)

A lawsuit filed last month by the MPPA and the major Hollywood studios against operators of an alleged ring of piracy sites has been unsealed, showing that those sites have been sh... More

Google Anti-Piracy Agreement Will Target Domain Hopping, Share Search Data (TorrentFreak)

More details surrounding the voluntary anti-piracy agreement between Google, Bing, and major rightsholders have emerged. In addition to efforts to mitigate pirate sites' efforts ... More

M&E Journal: Implementation Challenges, Opportunities in Forensic Watermarking

Rajan Samtani, Graham Oakes — Media Science International Digital content capture and distribution technologies have evolved at a rapid pace as evidenced by the recent push by... More

RIAA Calls DMCA ‘Antiquated,’ Wants Piracy Filters Instead (Slash Gear)

The Recording Industry Association of America, more commonly known as the RIAA, is tired of the ‘antiquated’ process that is DMCA takedown requests. Both the RIAA and a total o... More

Wazee Digital, Paladin Partner to Bolster YouTube Rights Management

Wazee Digital, a provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, has announced a technology partnership with Paladin, the enterprise platform for next-generation... More

​Village Roadshow Wants to Sue Pirates, Block 40 Piracy Sites (CNET)

Village Roadshow has a big plan to stop piracy this year, and one of its goals could have a massive impact on you. The Aussie film distributor has announced plans to go after in... More

Google, Microsoft Crack Down on U.K. Piracy Sites (A.V. Club)

Google and Microsoft have agreed to adopt a new “voluntary code of practice” in the U.K. that will involve them taking steps to make it harder for would-be pirates to find torr... More

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