Anti-Piracy

Death of Trans-Pacific Partnership a Blow to Copyright Owners (Ars Technica)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed and controversial 12-nation trade pact dealing with everything from intellectual property to human rights, effectively died Friday. Congre... More

Will President Trump Be Tough on Online Piracy? (TorrentFreak)

At TorrentFreak we have no interest in reporting on politics, except when it’s relevant to copyright issues. After the surprising victory of Donald Trump earlier this week, se... More

NTIA: Consumer Security Concerns Having Economic Impact

By Chris Tribbey A new report from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) sees nearly 20% of American internet homes — or 19 million households ... More

Sony Pictures Targets Torrent Sites with Preemptive Takedowns (TorrentFreak)

Copyright holders commonly ask torrent sites to remove links to pirated content, such as the latest blockbuster movies. However, Sony Pictures Networks goes a step further. This we... More

Radix, MPAA Establish New Partnership to Reduce Online Piracy (MPAA)

Domain name registry operator Radix and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today jointly announced an agreement to help ensure that websites using domains ope... More

Prince Music Piracy Jumps More Than Tenfold After Artist’s Death (Variety)

The surge in piracy of Prince’s work following his death isn’t surprising. It’s worth noting that sales of his albums shot to the top of iTunes, Amazon and other services the... More

Fox Movie Studio Pulls Out of Comic-Con Main Event Over Piracy Fears (The Wrap)

20th Century Fox will not showcase its upcoming movie releases in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year. The studio feels it cannot prevent the piracy of custom trailers and excl... More

Zero-Day Exploits More Than Double as Attackers Prevail in Security Arms Race (ARS Technica)

The number of attacks that exploited previously unknown software vulnerabilities more than doubled in 2015 as hackers raced against security defenders to find effective ways to inf... More

Ransomware Alert: Prevent and Mitigate Ransomware Attacks (U.S.-CERT)

In early 2016, destructive ransomware variants such as Locky and Samas were observed infecting computers belonging to individuals and businesses, which included healthcare faciliti... More

Apple, FBI set to Resume Encryption Fight at House Hearing (CNET)

The encryption battle between Apple and the FBI is moving from the courtroom to Congress next week. Representatives from the tech titan and the federal law enforcement agency ar... More

Who Gets to Define the Terms of Hacking? (The Atlantic)

On March 11, 2013, Thomas Donilon, President Obama’s national-security adviser, gave a speech at the Asia Society on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Much of it was boilerplate: a ... More

F.B.I. Used Hacking Software Decade Before iPhone Fight (New York Times)

In early 2003, F.B.I. agents hit a roadblock in a secret investigation, called Operation Trail Mix. For months, agents had been intercepting phone calls and emails belonging to mem... More

Keylogger Hijacks Key Business Email Accounts (Computer World)

A new email-based attack campaign is targeting key employees from companies in the U.S., Middle East and Asia with the goal of compromising their computers and email accounts. Thi... More

Malvertising Campaign Strikes Top Web Sites Worldwide (ZD Net)

Popular websites across the world fell prey to a malicious advertising campaign which sent unwitting visitors to the Angler exploit kit which serves TeslaCrypt ransomware. A numbe... More

Combating TV Piracy: How NexGuard is Helping AMC Prevent Illegal Leaks (The Drum)

The television industry is facing a new wave of piracy as streaming platforms grow and high quality video content becomes more available on the web. Whether a TV pirate streams unl... More

Media Companies Push For Pirate Bay Blockade (IBT)

More than 20 million Internet users could soon lose access to the Pirate Bay and other popular piracy websites as part of a new initiative proposed by Aussie media companies. It's ... More

Civolution, Azure, Deluxe Reps to Tackle the State of E-Screeners

Toward the end of 2015, Hollywood was hit with a massive wave of piracy, with most every major blockbuster and every major awards winner seeing a leaked version released online. ... More

MediaSilo: Piracy Doesn’t Have to be a Cost of Doing Business (CDSA)

By Chris Tribbey The origin story of Boston-based MediaSilo goes like this: In 2007, the company’s founder Kai Pradel (then-owner of a local video production agency) spent mor... More

HBO Will Not Release Any ‘Game of Thrones’ Screeners for Season 6 (THR)

In Game of Thrones terms, winter won't arrive until late April — for fans and media alike. For the first time since the show's debut in 2011, HBO will not be sending episodes of ... More

Report: Music Piracy Eliminated in Norway (After Dawn)

According to the latest IFPI report out of Norway, music piracy has been eliminated in the nation in just 5 short years. In the countrywide survey, only 4 percent of Norwegians un... More