Stream-Ripping Is Next Frontier For Piracy Wars

The Recording Industry Association of America runs into some pushback after objecting to a tool that creates permanent copies of YouTube content.

Synamedia Uncovers 3M+ Video Streaming Credentials For Sale On Illegal Websites

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today unveiled the findings of several anti-piracy customer analyses that expose the vast impact streaming piracy — including casual credentials sharing and the illegal sale of passwords — have on video providers and viewers. Conducted with two tier one video service providers, Synamedia uncovered more than 3,000,000 of viewers’ […]

NAGRA, NOS Fight Against Piracy In Portugal

NAGRA, a provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and NOS, Portugal’s leading communications and entertainment company, are stepping up the fight against broadcast and streaming piracy of Benfica soccer league matches. NOS, which owns the rights to Benfica games and the distribution rights for the Benfica TV channel, will use NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services […]

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Sports Leagues Must Act Now To Tackle Piracy

Simon Trudelle, NAGRA senior director, product marketing: “The solution is driven by a combination of technology, collaboration, and innovation to fight pirate services across all distribution networks. Sports leagues must partner with vendors and service providers, as well as providing their own OTT services if not already the case, to ensure all fans get the best experience possible, anywhere.”

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: NAGRA

NAGRA | Stand 1.C81| dtv.nagra.com NAGRA, a provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has launched NexGuard QuickMark, a subscriber-level watermarking solution to fight piracy of premium live sports on open devices. While premium live sports are a key growth driver for legitimate pay-TV service providers, they are also a fast-growing target for pirates […]

Networks Beef Up Press-Screener Security

Each network has its own system for delivering screeners to TV critics and reporters — from physical DVDs to videos hosted on their press sites. But as piracy concerns mount, those methods are changing in favor of more secure alternatives.

Ruling Chills Sale Of Internet Piracy Tech

A recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that standalone streaming devices that come with add-ons applications installed that allow buyers to steal programmers should be judged as essentially illegal.

‘Arrow’ Episode Pirated Prior To Air Date

A rough cut of this week’s episode of “Arrow” has been nabbed by Internet pirates, three days before its scheduled airing on the CW in the U.S.

IBC 2015 Tech: Friend MTS

Friend MTS | Stand 1.A44 | Website: www.friendmts.com Friend MTS is ramping up the fight against video piracy with the launch of ASiD (Advanced Subscriber iDentification), a new content protection service at IBC 2015 (Sept. 11-15). ASiD, which will be demonstrated on Friend MTS Stand 1.A44, is an ultra-lightweight subscriber identification technology that enables both […]

Movie, TV Piracy Sites Earn Big Ad Bucks

The largest movie and TV piracy sites raked in more than $200 million in ad revenues in 2014, according to a study from Digital Citizens Alliance and MediaLink. A review of 589 top piracy sites found these sites earned $209 million from ads running alongside stolen movies and TV shows the sites offer.

Live Video Apps Face Copyright Minefield

The new, personal, live-streaming video apps — Periscope by Twitter and Meerkat by Life on Air Inc. — will likely get dragged by their inventive and fanatical users into a copyright and piracy minefield in Washington and the courts.

Sony’s Mosko To Step Up Anti-Piracy Efforts

Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko had dismissed the threat of piracy to U.S.-based programs until a trip to foreign shores revealed how serious the problem really is. After traveling to Europe this summer, he said, he could not help but notice how quickly video of shows like his studio’s Breaking Bad were turning up dubbed and subtitled for specific countries. And he realized piracy “is going to kick us in the gut financially down the road.” As a result, Mosko said while speaking at NYC Television Week, Sony Pictures Television is looking at a variety of methods to combat the phenomenon.

FilmOn To CBS: ‘Hypocritical, Thieving Liars’

FilmOn may have been handed a temporary restraining order preventing it from re-streaming the network O&Os, but the service’s billionaire founder Alki David is retaliating by accusing plaintiff CBS with promoting piracy of music, movies and TV shows through CNET.