Anti-Piracy

Pirates Snacking on Your Booty? Get Brand Control (Adobe Blog)

Your first line of defense for your brand is a visible watermark on your media, typically a semi-transparent image or text. Watermarks protect your brand by making ownership of an ... More

Fake Streams Could Be Costing Artists $300M a Year (Rolling Stone)

As streaming platforms grow, indie labels are becoming increasingly concerned about how the numbers can be manipulated.... More

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Could be a New Opportunity for Scammers to Trick You (CNBC)

Facebook’s long-awaited cryptocurrency launch promises to directly impact how people send money around the world, and may allow them to do it more securely using a distributed le... More

Radiohead and the Fine Art of Crisis Management (Sydney Morning Herald)

Radiohead beat the hackers at their own game, essentially, making the material — sonic sketches and works in progress from their trailblazing 1997 album, OK Computer — availabl... More

Radiohead Dropped 18 Hours of Unreleased Music to Screw Pirates (Wired)

On Tuesday, Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood made an announcement on Twitter and Facebook: The band had been "hacked," and the perpetrator attempted a $150,000 shak... More

HITS Spring: Benefits of TPN Touted by Richey May Technology Solutions, New Wave Entertainment

The many benefits of the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) industrywide content security initiative were highlighted May 23 by Richey May Technology Solutions, New Wave Entertainment a... More

Phishing, Social Engineering Still Biggest Risks for Financial Services (Richey May Technology Solutions Blog)

Over the past several years, cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue facing financial services companies of all shapes and sizes. Bad actors are focused on using s... More

NAGRA: Game of Thrones Piracy Meant Spoiler Fest (Advanced Television)

Notoriously known as one of the most pirated shows in history, Game of Thrones is just one example of the impact illicit streaming can have. It begs the questions – what is the r... More

Is Piracy Impacting Blockbuster Content Success? (NAGRA Blog)

The high piracy figures for blockbusters now clearly show that studios fully operate in what is now a globally connected consumer market, where Internet infrastructure can be massi... More

This App is Why You’ve Never Seen a Leaked Game of Thrones Script (Fast Company)

The app is Scenechronize, a project-management app and platform developed explicitly for the TV and film production business. Launched in 2007, the platform has gone through a few ... More

Long Live the Password – Even if You Don’t Want It to (Security Intelligence)

The problem with passwords is they do not scale. An individual could have hundreds of passwords while privileged users could have upward of thousands of passwords. Without a system... More

Online Pirates Bring ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Viewership to Eye-Popping Levels (Fortune)

More than 17 million people tuned in to HBO to catch the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones. But more than three times that number stole the show.... More

Werner Herzog: Piracy is the Most Successful Form of Distribution (ScreenDaily)

¨Piracy has been the most successful form of distribution worldwide,” said Herzog in response to a comment from Ukrainian producer Illia Gladshtein of Phalanstery Films. Gladsht... More

Google Debuts Policy Intelligence, AI for Cloud Governance (VentureBeat)

Google Cloud today introduced Policy Intelligence in beta, a series of AI-powered features designed to suggest actions by administrators aimed at improving security for organizatio... More

‘Game of Thrones’ is Coming Back … and the People Who Illegally Watch It (WaPo)

It’s simultaneously easier and more difficult than ever to watch your favorite TV shows. On one hand, it seems as if anything that’s ever been recorded is streaming. On the oth... More

The Role of Hackathons in Driving Cybersecurity Forward (Security Boulevard)

Hackathons bring tech-savvy people together in a collaborative setting to solve problems, advance a technology or produce another type of positive outcome. One of the issues hackat... More

NAB 2019: NAGRA Showcases Comprehensive Approach to Pay TV Business (MESA)

At the NAB Show, NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, will demonstrate its lates... More

The Piracy Wars are Over – Let’s Talk About Data Incumbency (Wired)

Sometime in March or April, the European Parliament will vote on a set of major changes to European copyright law, including the creation of taxes on links and mandatory filtering ... More

Is Password Sharing of Streaming Video Good or Bad for the Industry? (Media Post)

TV piracy, for all its downside, also denotes a mark of desirability. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” continues to be the No.1-pirated TV show worldwide. While that means lost revenu... More

ISE: Leading Password Managers are Insecure (CBR)

Leading password managers are rife with insecurities when it comes to memory management, failing to scrub data from local memory that could be used to expose their bank of user pas... More