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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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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.

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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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...
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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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ACE Targets Popular ‘Watched’ Streaming App Add-Ons in US Court

Published by TorrentFreak on 2/17/21

The popular 'Watched' streaming app is used by large numbers of viewers to watch movies, TV shows and live sports for free. However, global anti-piracy group ACE is taking action to undermine the user experience, including by attempting to track down the operators of sites that form crucial parts of the extended 'Watched' infrastructure.

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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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Netflix is testing a crackdown on password sharing

Published by CNBC.com on 3/11/21

Netflix has never made a big deal about password-sharing, but a new test suggests the company may be reconsidering.

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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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ACE Action Leads to FWIPTV Piracy Service Ceasing Operations in Thailand

Published by Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment on 3/1/21

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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