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    Content piracy affects your entertainment choices, access and safety. Stay up to date on content piracy news including criminal takedowns, trends and regulatory activity.

    US Passes Spending Bill With CASE Act and Felony Streaming Proposal

    Published by TorrentFreak on 12/22

    US Congress passed the spending bill a few hours ago. The legislation package includes the CASE Act, which establishes a tribunal for small copyright claims. A proposal to criminalize streaming piracy services also passed as part of the omnibus bill.

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    Advertising is the Latest Front in the Fight Against Piracy

    Copyright holders and licensed distributors of entertainment content have long worked to identify and shut down illegal streaming sites and services. Now, they are also attempting to shrink pirate revenue by persuading advertising agencies and name-brands to refrain from advertising on pirate platforms.

    It’s Time to Streamline Streaming Services, Protect Content

    Published by Mesa on 11/25

    The proliferation of distinctive subscription streaming services has made life more complicated for both viewers and content providers. One potential solution are AI-administered, personalized content services, which would provide viewers with a single source for all desired content while substantially reducing demand for illegal, pirate streaming providers.

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    RIAA and MPA Now Target Domain Name and Hosting Providers

    Published by TechNadu on 11/10

    As part of their global fight against content piracy, the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Pictures Association have recently begun focusing attention on piracy-enabling internet operations. The new strategy is an attempt to identify those who run pirate streaming services and illegal streaming sites by pressuring those known to do business with them.

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    Pirate Streaming Sites Raided by Thai Police for Streaming Hollywood Movies

    Published by TorrentFreak on 11/9

    Three elusive Thai pirate streaming operations have been shut down by Thailand's Department of Special Investigations. These streaming site shutdowns are another small victory in the international battle against illegal content piracy.

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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