Anti-Piracy

 

Facebook Gaming Will Allow Partnered Streamers to Play Copyrighted Music (The Verge)

Facebook Gaming is set to allow its partnered streamers to play copyrighted, popular music in the background of their live streams — which means they’ve seemingly solved the co... More

Premier League Gains ‘Super Block’ Powers Against the Pirates (TVB)

The Premier League has obtained what are described as “enhanced” powers from the High Court in its on-going battle with the pirates.... More

Offense is the Best Defense Against Pirates (SportsPro)

Pascal Metral, Nagra's vice president of legal, explains why there are fundamentally two approaches needed to fight piracy, and how, by working in unison, they can have the greates... More

Hackers Actively Exploiting Severe Bug in Over 300K WordPress Sites (Bleeping Computer)

Hackers are actively exploiting a critical remote code execution vulnerability allowing unauthenticated attackers to upload scripts and execute arbitrary code on WordPress sites ru... More

Tackling Video Piracy Head On (Broadcast)

Akamai’s Ian Munford on his concerns about the rise of piracy and what can be done to defeat the pirates.... More

Synamedia’s Avigail Gutman on Preventing Hacking, Piracy (ITVT)

Avigail Gutman, VP of Intelligence and Security Operations at Synamedia, discusses her work preventing hacking and piracy. Among other things, she explains how hackers and pirates ... More

Record Industry Groups Take Action Against Fake Music Streams in Germany (Billboard)

Global recording industry trade organization IFPI has worked with the German national group, BVMI, to take action against five websites in Germany which manipulate music streams in... More

Fighting Piracy Requires Technological Solutions (NAGRA Blog)

Those who produce and distribute content need to look at the source of piracy through protection devices, considering the technological bias to avoid it.... More

Cartesian Report: 1 in 5 Americans Share Credentials

A new report from Boston-based media consultancy firm Cartesian found that 22% of U.S. residents admit to credential sharing, and 42% of those aged 18-24 report the same, adding up... More

Protecting Pre- and Early-Release Content With NAGRA NexGuard Forensic Watermarking (AWS Media Blog)

From development to consumption, the media and entertainment landscape has changed significantly. There are new challenges for content owners who realize, perhaps now more than eve... More

Streaming Scams Target Live Music Fans (IQ)

A number of bogus Facebook pages have emerged in recent weeks, directing fans to non-existent livestreamed shows, in one of a series of Covid-19 streaming scams.... More

Canal Welcomes French Pirate Conviction (BTN)

Five individuals who between them managed around 20 pirate sites have been convicted by a French court, described by Canal+ as an “important step” in the fight against piracy. ... More

What Type of Anti-Piracy Campaign is More Likely to Work on Infringers? (Hacker Noon)

Over the past couple of decades, campaigns aimed at discouraging people from accessing infringing content online have come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they are effective is st... More

Adobe Releases PDF Protected Mode for Document Cloud (Dark Reading)

Adobe has taken a step toward a more secure PDF with a preview of Adobe Acrobat DC Protected Mode. The preview is available to Windows users running Adobe Acrobat DC version 20.009... More

International Coalition Brings Down Piracy Ring Boasting 40,000 Video Channels, VOD Content (NAGRA Blog)

The Deutsche Fußball Liga, the Spanish Football League, NAGRA and Nordic Content Protection announced the shutdown of an illegal IPTV streaming network based in Spain that served ... More

How WiFi Hackers Target Home Networks – and How Remote Workers Can Fight Back (Verdict)

The new remote work reality is good news for cybercriminals seeking to capitalise on security shortcomings – including workers using personal WiFi networks to access corporate re... More

Piracy: An Integrated Security to Protect All Services (Senal News)

Jean-Philippe Plantevin, VP Anti-Piracy at Nagra, argues that the fight against piracy, whether it is the product of content sharing or commercial piracy, is an ongoing effort at v... More

Distractions, Threats and Reassurances in the COVID-19 Era (Irdeto Perspective)

Piracy sites around the world are profiting from the backlog of new content being produced and made available by legitimate streaming providers. These piracy sites are stealing and... More

Music Piracy is Going Old School in the Age of COVID-19 (Rolling Stone)

When the global COVID-19 quarantine is over — cautiously, carefully, over — the dust will begin to settle on some dramatic changes in the music business, with some big question... More

As Online Shopping Grows, so Does the Risk of E-Skimming Attacks (Thrive)

E-skimming has been an online shopping threat for a long time, keeping pace with the growth of e-commerce overall. The current global crisis presents another big opportunity for ha... More