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Netflix Password-Sharing Crackdown Won’t Feel Heavy Handed, Co-CEO Says

Published by Variety on 4/20/21

Netflix wants people to pay their fair share to access its streaming service. But Reed Hastings promises that any crackdown on illicit password-sharing that the company decides to launch across its global footprint won’t be done in an aggressive manner.

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When To Share Your Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ Passwords (And When You Can’t)

Published by Forbes on 3/29/21

When word first erupted on social media earlier this month that Neftlix was testing a crackdown on unauthorized credential sharing, it struck fear into the hearts of those who have been watching “Bridgerton” or “Murder Among the Mormons” using someone else’s account.

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US Government Works on Consumer Awareness Campaign to Combat Piracy

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/20/21

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is working on a public awareness campaign to combat online piracy and counterfeiting. This plan is welcomed by copyright holders, who offer several suggestions for its implementation.

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US Senators Urge Attorney General to Prosecute Pirate Streaming Services

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/17/21

US Senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis urge recently appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland to put the new piracy streaming bill to use.

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Study: 58% of Survey Respondents Purchased Third-Party SVOD Login Details/Passwords Online

Published by Media Play News on 3/23/21

In addition to reportedly losing billions annually in lost revenue due to password sharing, new data suggests the black market for third-party login details and passwords is big business.

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Sports Industry Can Earn Billions by Selectively Converting ‘Willing’ Pirates

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/16/21

New research published by Synamedia shows that the sports industry can potentially earn billions in extra revenue with a tailored approach to piracy.

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ACE Applauds Criminal Conviction of Movie-Blog Operators

Published by in March 2021

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) congratulates German law enforcement and the German public prosecutor for achieving a criminal conviction of two operators of the pirate site, Movie-blog.

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U.S. Navy is Liable for Mass Software Piracy, Appeals Court Rules

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/2/21

The United States Navy is liable for a mass copyright infringement. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with the German software company Bitmanagement, which accused the Navy of copying software without permission.

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How a Chinese website for pirated TV shows became a cultural touchstone for millennials

Published by CNN Business on 3/3/21

When Bill Liang realized that popular video download and streaming service Renren Yingshi might be gone for good his heart sank.

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Netflix’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Has a Silver Lining

Published by Wired on 3/12/21

The streaming service is making account owners enter two-factor codes in a limited test. That's … actually not so bad.

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