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    US Government Works on Consumer Awareness Campaign to Combat Piracy

    Published by TorrentFreak on 3/20

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Piracy steals RM3 billion annually from local content industry

    Published by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment on 2/23

    Leading players of the local content industry in Malaysia lauds the authorities for recent action against digital piracy. Industry players are of the opinion that the current penalty for digital piracy doesn’t commensurate with the huge economic losses suffered by content providers.

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    ACE Action Leads to FWIPTV Piracy Service Ceasing Operations in Thailand

    Published by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment on 3/1

    Thailand – Following a major investigation by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in support of Thailand’s Department of Special Investigations (DSI), the piracy service FWIPTV has ceased all operations.

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