Anti-Piracy

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

Evolution Digital Taps Conax for eVUE-TV DRM

Evolution Digital, which offers integrated IP hybrid devices and IP video solutions, has inked a deal with content security firm Conax, to integrate Conax’s multi-DRM solution fo... More

M&E Journal: HDR’s Potential as a Revolution for Content Protection

By Harrie Tholen, NexGuard — Piracy has long plagued the content industry, from camcorder-toting movie theater attendees to re-streaming and torrent networks. The Motion Pict... More

M&E Journal: Workspace Virtualization Emerging as Solution for Securing Digital Media Assets, IP

By Jill Milton, Teradici — Hollywood filmmakers love hackers. From crime thrillers to superhero sagas, cyber crooks have become the go-to bad guys of countless modern movies a... More

Fortium: Record Year for DVD Award Screeners Using Patronus Content Security

Each year Fortium releases new versions of Patronus anti-rip for the Academy and BAFTA Award’s season. This year saw the highest levels of protection yet as well as the largest... More

Search Engines, Copyright Holders Ready Voluntary Anti-Piracy Code (TorrentFreak)

For several years the entertainment industries have blamed companies like Google for not doing enough to prevent instances of Internet piracy. At times, Google has even been accuse... More

It Might be Time to Stop Using Antivirus Services (Ars Technica)

ormer Firefox developer Robert O'Callahan, now a free agent and safe from the PR tentacles of his corporate overlord, says that antivirus software is terrible, AV vendors are ter... More

Copyright Alert System Comes to an End (MCN)

The Copyright Alert System, a voluntary program started in February 2013 that involved several major ISPs such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, the Motion Picture Association of A... More

An End to Media Piracy: Closer Than You Think (FreeCast)

The TV business is changing before our eyes, and largely to the chagrin of most traditional media executives who are unsure how to approach the new landscape of the industry. Un... More

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