World Cup Live-Streaming Piracy Thrived On Social Media Platforms

According to some reports, piracy of the final stages of soccer’s World Cup in Russia thrived on social media. VFT found 2,637 pirate streams of the July 10 and 11 semifinals on Facebook, YouTube and Periscope, with close to 30 million views, and 3,653 streams of the France-Croatia final, with more than 60 million views.

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Piracy is the biggest challenge for Vietnam’s OTT market – News VietNamNet

Piracy is the biggest challenge for Vietnam’s OTT market VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic OTT market is entering a period of stiff competition with copyright posing the biggest pressure. The OTT market has entered a period of stiff competition OTT (over the top) is a term used to refer to applications and content such as audio and video that are provided on the Internet.

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Facebook has a movie piracy problem, but it can’t (or won’t) do anything about it

Facebook has a movie piracy problem, according to a new report from Business Insider . The report found that there are multiple groups on the social media site – some with tens of thousands of members – that share illegally obtained copies of films. Most of the groups aren’t particularly subtle or well-hidden, either.

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Foxtel continues fight against pirates | ZDNet

Foxtel has made its arguments for the Australian Federal Court to order internet service providers to block a series of foreign websites that it said “unashamedly and flagrantly” infringe copyright.

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Danish Anti-Piracy Lawyers Jailed For Real, Actual Stealing From Copyright Holders

There’s an old saying: once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a trend. It seems now we are officially in the coincidence part of that mantra. You will recall that we recently discussed famed author Chuck Palahniuk’s…

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Hong Kong Customs lives up to sterling record with TV box raids

In a recent article by Mr Alex Lo (“World Cup matches rigged in Hong Kong”, May 30), he takes umbrage, as a taxpayer, at the fact that law enforcement agencies have the audacity to enforce the law – in this particular case, intellectual property…

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FCC asks Amazon and eBay to stop selling fake pay TV boxes

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and eBay CEO Devin Wenig asking their companies to help remove the listings for fake pay TV boxes from their respective websites. These boxes often falsely bear the FCC logo, the letter informed, and are used to perpetuate “intellectual property theft and consumer fraud.”

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Amitabh Bachchan says illegally streaming & downloading is NOT COOL!

Counterfeiting and Piracy causes significant loss to the industry and pose serious safety threats to the consumers. Generating awareness can help in tackling such crimes since limited knowledge about their adverse social and economic impact leads to circulation and consumption of pirated content and fake goods.

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RIAA: ISP Profited From Keeping Pirating Customers Aboard – TorrentFreak

The RIAA is not willing to let ISP Grande Communications off the hook easily. The music group has asked a Texas federal court for permission to file an amended complaint based on new evidence, arguing that the Internet provider profited from its decision not to terminate pirating subscribers.

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Intellectual property rights: Indonesia can win the war on online piracy

Many may disagree with this title. Illegal copies of local and international films, television shows and songs can still be downloaded or streamed through various websites and apps. Millions of pirated copies of the same copyrighted content are available in a number of malls and traditional markets.

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TV Broadcaster Wants App Stores Blocked to Prevent Piracy – TorrentFreak

A Hong Kong-based broadcaster involved in a blocking application at Federal Court in Australia has requested a drastic action to reduce piracy. TVB is trying to restrict access to an IPTV service which operates via an Android app but in addition to targeting specific domains, it also wants app stores carrying the app – but which also carry non-infringing content – to be blocked as well.

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Chinese media giants hit snag with piracy block | ZDNet

The world’s largest producers of Chinese media content, TVBO Productions and Television Broadcasts (TVB), have hit a roadblock in their attempt to get the Federal Court to order Australia’s internet service providers to block access to a series of domain names they say facilitate infringement of their copyright.

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Internet piracy taking major bite out of Japan’s famed manga culture | The Japan Times

Japan’s renowned manga culture is facing a crisis. The spread of smartphones and tablet computers allows people to read e-comics anywhere at any time. According to the Research Institute for Publications, annual sales of digital comics last year grew 17.2 percent from the previous year to ¥171.1 billion, surpassing sales of their printed brethren for the first time.

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Why Did The World’s Largest Streaming Site Suddenly Shut Down? – TorrentFreak

Just over a week ago, 123movies, also known as 123movieshub and GoMovies, announced its surprise shutdown. After being labeled the largest pirate site in the world by the MPAA, it has now disappeared off the face of the Internet.

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