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CPS EU: X Cyber Founder to Show How Content Pirates Innovate

Matthew Lane, director and co-founder of cybersecurity firm X Cyber Group, will have some disconcerting news to share the 29th June Content Protection Summit Europe (CPS EU) event: content pirates are getting increasingly better at not only what they do, but profiting off of your IP.

Today, establishing an illicit IPTV service is low-cost, low-risk, and high-reward, and the way they operate — living across complex ecosystems in multiple jurisdictions — means law enforcement isn’t going to do the trick alone. Lane’s presentation — “Content Pirates: Competitors or Criminals?” — will show that while eliminating content piracy altogether isn’t a realistic goal, there are ways to mitigate piracy’s impact.

“Attendees can expect to hear about recent trends amongst content thieves, including their response to the global pandemic, and some reflections on traditional antipiracy methodologies,” Lane said. “We hope attendees come away from the talk thinking about content piracy in a different way, as we aim to reframe the problem.

“We will also be introducing a new approach in dealing with non-compliance and non-responsive piracy.”

Content Protection Summit Europe is presented by Convergent Risks, with sponsorship by Richey May Technology Solutions, Synamedia, BuyDRM, Friend MTS, NAGRA, and X Cyber Group. The event is produced by MESA, the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), the Hollywood IT Society (HITS) and Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH), under the direction of the CDSA board of directors and content advisors representing Amazon Studios, Adobe, Paramount, BBC Studios, NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, WarnerMedia, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, and Lego Group.

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To join CDSA or activate a Content Protection Summit sponsorship, contact David Millar at [email protected], or Evie Silvers at [email protected].