The global popularity of Bollywood films has never been in doubt. Yet, overseas revenues constitute just 8% of the industry’s turnover. Perhaps one of the reasons for this anomaly could be that a sizeable volume of the Bollywood content consumed overseas is in pirated form.
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.
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…
Fairplay Canada sees its own site blocking proposal as the best option to counter infringing websites. In a reply response to the CRTC, the coalition argues that the ‘alternative’ judicial option is uncertain, costly, and will take a lot of time.
Anti-piracy group BREIN has prevailed in a legal clash against an unlicensed provider of thousands of live IPTV streams and movies. A court found that Leaper Beheer BV, which operated under names including Flickstore and Live TV Store, committed copyright infringement by offering a link to a .M3U playlist.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is not auditing how its partner KPMG cracks down on illegal use of Microsoft software in India, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. The denial comes after a prior claim made by an executive of the U.S. technology giant following a client complaint in March.
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.
Russian telecoms regulator Rozcomnadzor has revealed that in 2017, local ISPs were ordered to block 8,000 ‘pirate’ sites. In parallel, officials and groups connected with the movie industry report a decline in the volumes of content being shared and a growth in cinema revenues.
Piracy refers to illegal selling, distribution, and use of duplicates of copyrighted content. The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, collaborates with the Producers Guild of India to launch a campaign on anti-piracy.
As some of you may be aware, Safer Internet Day just passed. Started in the EU, the day is supposed to be used to educate the masses on some dangers that are tangentially or directly connected to the internet, such as malware awareness, cyberbullying…