Anti-Piracy

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Paying a Steep Price to Battle Piracy (Forbes)

Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are winning the battle against pirates who aim to steal their content, according to a recent research report. Meanwhile, new fea... More

Tech Companies Have Spoken Out Against Using Kodi as a Piracy Scapegoat (Gizmodo)

These days Kodi, and Kodi Box are almost synonymous with streaming-based piracy - given how widespread the use of so-called Kodi boxes are. But Kodi isn't designed for piracy in mi... More

‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere: Piracy Downloads Drop 42% From Last Year (Variety)

The latest season of “The Walking Dead” has stumbled, zombie-like, to a rocky start — among both TV viewers and internet pirates. Global piracy of Sunday’s premiere of ... More

NeuLion, Sky, Rogers Media Experts to Discuss DRM Content Protection Challenges Nov. 15

It’s among the more pressing questions today for media and entertainment companies today: when looking at content protection technologies and services, should I just build my own... More

Netflix is Fine With Password Sharing, But it’s Going After Piracy Now (BGR)

Netflix makes some of the most popular TV shows out there, having more hits on its hands than most traditional networks. That’s why I’m perfectly fine with the price. You get t... More

Amazon, Netflix, Studios Sue Over TickBox Streaming Device (Ars Technica)

Movie studios, Netflix, and Amazon have banded together to file a first-of-its-kind copyright lawsuit against a streaming media player called TickBox TV. The complaint (PDF), ... More

RIAA Submits List of ‘Notorious’ Sites, Calls Out Russian Counterfeiters (Billboard)

The RIAA has submitted its annual roundup of music piracy offenders to the United States Trade Representative in order to include in this year's Notorious Markets List. In a let... More

Court Holds U.S. Retailer Accountable for Promoting Piracy by Selling IPTV Streaming Devices with Unauthorized Channels (CDSA)

A bankruptcy court in Florida has ruled that Amit Bhalla, a retailer of IPTV streaming devices with unauthorized channels, cannot use a bankruptcy case to shield himself from monet... More

IBC Reflections: Irdeto’s Lucas Catranis on Protecting Sports Media From Piracy (SVG)

Security is one of the hottest topics on the mind of every sports-media organization these days. Incidents from ransomware extortion schemes like the leaking of HBO’s Game of Thr... More

A Million Piracy-Enabled Kodi Boxes Sold in U.K. Show Pirates Not Yet Sunk (TechRadar)

Kodi is a fantastic piece of open-source software for streaming content that you own onto a TV, but its versatility has lead to a huge market for people to modify it to stream cont... More

Can an Army of Bitcoin ‘Bounty Hunters’ Deter Pirates? (TorrentFreak)

When we first heard of the idea to use Bitcoin bounties to track down pirated content online, we scratched our heads. Snitching on copyright infringers is not a new concept, but... More

NexGuard, Colorfront Collaborate to Ensure Content Distributors Stay Ahead of Tech-Savvy Pirates (CDSA)

NexGuard, a Kudelski company and the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, and Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-perf... More

Narcos’ Cali Cartel Threatens to ‘Kill’ Illegal Downloaders (TorrentFreak)

Netflix offers a great alternative to piracy, and for dozens of millions of people it’s a favorite pastime. Since Netflix’s priorities are shifting more to the production of... More

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Pirated More Than 1 Billion Times (Variety)

The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” has been illegally downloaded or streamed more than 1 billion times. According to a report from anti-piracy firm MUSO, the seven epis... More

Is Blockchain an Accelerator of Piracy? (Irdeto Perspective)

What’s the attraction for pirates? Firstly, it’s the anonymity (or technically pseudonymity). Transactions rely on public and private encryption keys. Although the transactions... More

IBC 2017: NexGuard, Ericsson Partner to Launch Network ID Watermarking (MESA)

NexGuard, a Kudelski Group company and provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, today announced its Network ID product, launched as a technology partnership wi... More

‘Game of Thrones’: How HBO Beat Its Hackers (The Wrap)

When hackers unlocked troves of plot secrets about “Game of Thrones” and other HBO shows, they may have thought HBO would pay a king’s ransom to keep them from leaking every... More

Philips Takes on Cinema Piracy with New Ambient Light Tech (ZDNet)

Content creators and cinemas have tried everything from piracy-busting patrols to embedded watermarks, but nothing seems to be making a dent in film piracy. So-called "cam" copi... More

Irdeto: Kodi, Facebook Live Used for Mayweather vs. McGregor Piracy

Everything from social media services to media player platforms were used to illegally stream the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match Aug. 26, according to digital pla... More

Irdeto: Adapting to Changing Content Security Needs

Founded in 1969, Netherlands-based security firm Irdeto is coming up on its 50th anniversary, and the company’s longevity can be tied to adapting to the changing needs of its cli... More