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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.

    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...

    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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    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.

    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.

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

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    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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    Summer Shutdowns: Pirated Anime Domains and England-based IPTV

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

    That Popular Film Download May Be Trouble

    Cybercriminals use high demand content to trick unsuspecting victims

    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...

    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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    Cheap Content May Be Supporting Organized Crime

    The Internet is a convenient yet mysterious experience. With a few strokes of the keyboard we can have almost anything sent to our homes. When dealing with...