Google and Yandex may collaborate on a real-time blacklist of all known pirated works

A meeting on the status of anti-piracy efforts at search engines has produced a collaborative approach to better addressing the issue of pirated works appearing in search results. An international col

Facebook’s Kodi box ban is nothing new

According to recent reports, Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to specifically ban the sale of Kodi boxes on its site – that is, devices that come with pre-installed Kodi software, which

FCC asks Amazon and eBay to stop selling fake pay TV boxes

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and eBay CEO Devin Wenig asking their companies to help remove the listings for fake pay TV boxes from their res

Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by digital security outfit Irdeto

Denuvo's anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or prevents modding — but few will dispute that it has been unusually suc

Red Points takes $12M to help brands beat fakes

Some nice momentum for Barcelona based Red Points which has closed a $12M Series B, led by Northzone. Previous investors Mangrove and Sabadell Venture Capital also participated in the round.

Roku cracks down on private channels

Roku has begun to crack down more on private channels – a feature originally intended to allow developers to test their channels ahead of submission to Roku’s channel store, but which soon

Alibaba teams up with Samsung, Louis Vuitton and other brands to fight counterfeit goods

Just weeks after revealing its first court case against counterfeiters, Alibaba has again pledged to increase its focus on fake goods after it announced a partnership with 20 global consumer brands.

Red Points bags $2.2M to help brands fight counterfeiting and piracy

Spanish startup Red Points has closed a €2 million (~$2.2M) funding round to grow usage of its piracy detection and removal SaaS by expanding from Europe into new markets, including North America. I

Report assesses UK’s ISP-level blocks of piracy sites as effective, but glosses over risks

A study from Carnegie Mellon University and subsequent analysis by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation indicate that the U.K.'s blockage of more than 50 websites was indeed effectiv

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of ma

Man behind web’s biggest illegal film site arrested following (legal) iTunes purchase

Here's a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes.

Software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward those responsible

There is a highly divisive and costly practice that software companies have inflicted on their customers for nearly a decade. This practice brings with it significant emotional duress, time investment

Sci-Hub is providing science publishers with their Napster moment

A report from Science shows that academic paper piracy site Sci-Hub is not a niche product catering to cheapskates and isolated mad scientists: It's as popular as it is illegal, and its millions of us

UK Police Replacing Ads On Piracy Sites With Warnings

UK police have started replacing ads on websites that provide access to pirated or copyright infringing material with warnings to web users that the site is on a watch list -- and a call for them to c

Congress Names 4 Countries To Anti-Piracy Watchlist

A Congressional caucus identified four nations that are failing to address high rates of digital piracy. As first reported by The Hill, the anti-piracy watchlist released by the International Creat

Nine Music Labels Plan To Sue Vkontakte, The Facebook Of Russia, Over 6,000 Illegal Tracks

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vk.com">Vkontakte</a>, a social networking site known as the "Facebook of Russia", is facing legal action from nine music labels including EMI, Sony and Warner over

Indian Music Streaming Startup Dhingana Faces An Uncertain Future After T-Series Pulls Its Licensing Agreement

Indian streaming music startup Dhingana faces an uncertain future after T-Series, its biggest music label partner, said it will not be renewing their licensing agreement. Soundbox reported last wee

After Google, MPAA Spat, PiracyData Reports Most-Pirated Films Are Unavailable

<a target="_blank" href="http://piracydata.org/">PiracyData.org</a>, a new website built by folks from the <a target="_blank" href="http://mercatus.org/">Mercatus Center</a> at George Washington Unive

Grooveshark Makes The Google Autosuggest Blacklist, Joining The Pirate Bay And Others

Google's autocomplete search results can be a great help when you know part of what you're looking for, or when you want to be lazy, but they also carry a certain political weight. What they don't off

We Can All Go Home Now. Piracy Is Mostly Dead

According to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aftenposten.no/kultur/Piratkopieringen-i-Norge-stuper-7254221.html#.UeU2Co0Q4lo">report by Norwegian researchers at Ipsos</a>, piracy has fallen alar
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