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Piracy Monitor E-Newsletter: Vol. 1 - Issue 2 - July 24, 2019

Welcome to Piracy Monitor, a new resource about video piracy: its causes, available countermeasures and solutions.  We're glad you're here!

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Piracy and anti-piracy are the next frontier for rights-holders, content owners and video distributors.  It's time to better understand the situation.

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Parks: US Video Piracy to rise to $12.5B by 2024

A new Parks Associates report forecasts that OTT and pay-TV companies will suffer $9.1 billion in 2019 lost revenue due to piracy and account sharing, growing at a 38% CAGR. (More...)

Irish ISPs to block illegal sports streaming

An Irish court has granted Premier League Ltd a first ever order compelling internet service providers (ISPs) to block live streaming of matches on computers, set top boxes and other devices" (More...)

25M Android devices have video apps infected by pirates

A new malicious campaign for Android devices replaces legitimate apps with tainted copies built to push ads or hijack valid ad events. Applications hardcoded in the malware were shown to include several video services. (More...)

New cyber incident and breach trends report

The IETF Online Trust Alliance's 2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report identifies ransomware, business email compromises, distributed denial of service attacks, connected device vulnerabilities and other forms of attacks. (More...)

The Lion King leaked online

Disney's latest release of The Lion King has become victim to piracy by an Asian Web site known to have leaked multiple Hollywood and Bollywood movies in the past. (More...)

Online video providers seek piracy damages

Amazon, Netflix and a handful of Hollywood studios are asking a US court for millions in damages from Set Broadcast, a company accused of infringing multiple copyrights through a pirate video service named SET TV. (More...)

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