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    U.S. and Brazil Stage Unprecedented Joint Crackdown on Online Content Pirates

    Published by Variety on 11/6

    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians lost both their streaming content and their subscription payments when more than 250 illegal, pirate content sites and apps were shut down in an unprecedented, international law enforcement operation. These shutdowns were the latest in an accelerating global campaign to root out and dismantle services selling pirated TV, film and sports.

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    Synamedia, Ampere Report: Education Won’t Stop Sports Piracy

    Published by Mesa on 10/26

    Pirated, illegal sports streaming is a significant global problem, but there are fan-friendly incentives broadcast rights holders can offer to increase the number of people who access sports content legitimately. A survey of more than ten-thousand sports fans in ten countries provides ideas for satisfying fans’ desires for non-pirated but reasonably priced sports.

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    ACE TV, Firestick Plusman Repo, and Other Domains Seized By ACE / MPA

    Published by Torrent Freak on 10/4

    In its ongoing, international effort to protect the legal rights of legitimate content producers and distributors, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has, in recent months, shut down a variety of illegal, pirate IPTV services and their accomplices. When IPTV services shut down, they disappear without warning, leaving paid customers with no service and no recourse.

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    The Rise of the Pirate Stream

    Whether or not you’ve heard of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) you’re almost certainly familiar with it. In a nutshell, IPTV is live television—sometimes now...

    That Popular Film Download May Be Trouble

    Cybercriminals use high demand content to trick unsuspecting victims

    Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Pirates and Hackers, Increased Risk for Viewers

    Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Pirates and Hackers, Increased Risk for Viewers Description: Illegal pirate streaming devices and apps often deliver more than you bargain for.

    Summer Shutdowns: Pirated Anime Domains and England-based IPTV

    Authorities shut down multiple pirated content providers and viewers receive nothing but warnings.

    US Indictments and Raids of Piracy Group Members in ‘The Scene’ Throw Top-Tier Piracy...

    Torrent Freak

    Members of three prominent piracy groups, responsible for illegally acquiring and publicly disseminating scores of unreleased films, are scrambling to evade law enforcement as indictments, raids and arrests disrupt the shadowy content piracy ecosystem. As a result, the supply of new films to top pirating movie sites and popular pirate movie streaming services will likely diminish.

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    Two Pirates Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

    Two Las Vegas men pleaded guilty in December 2019 to multiple federal, criminal charges stemming from busts of two of the nation’s largest unlicensed...

    Streaming Box Busts

    It’s easy to think that if a product is sold in the open, whether that be on a reputable website or at a corner store,...