Copyright infringement

Educational Publishers Obtain Preliminary Injunction Against 63 Illegal eBook Websites that Use Online Ads to Sell Pirated Content

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:56pm

This is the third suit since November 2019 that EPEG publishers have brought against pirate eBook websites, and the third time they have successfully obtained a Preliminary Injunction.

Key Points: 
  • This is the third suit since November 2019 that EPEG publishers have brought against pirate eBook websites, and the third time they have successfully obtained a Preliminary Injunction.
  • The current case also involves the use of similar ads by some of the pirate websites on Microsoft's Bing search engine.
  • The use of ads to sell infringing content runs counter to Google's and Microsoft's own policies and has led to an infestation of pirated eBooks for sale online.
  • "Once again, the Court has shown that illegal behavior doesn't pay for the operators of these pirate websites.

AVIA Hosts the Satellite Industry Forum Focusing on Video in the Satellite World

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00am

SINGAPORE, Sept 18, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) will be hosting this year's Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) as a virtual conference, taking place over two days, from 24-25 September, 930am-1130am (SGT).

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Sept 18, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) will be hosting this year's Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) as a virtual conference, taking place over two days, from 24-25 September, 930am-1130am (SGT).
  • The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific.
  • AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.
  • AVIA is also committed to its mission in working with and representing the interests of the satellite industry.

Huge Decrease in Levels of Streaming Piracy Seen in Malaysia Over the Last 12 Months

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00am

More than half (55%) of online consumers had noticed that a piracy service had been blocked by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA).

Key Points: 
  • More than half (55%) of online consumers had noticed that a piracy service had been blocked by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA).
  • Desmond Chan, General Manager of TVB International commented: "We are encouraged by the efforts of MDTCA in fighting online piracy with their site blocking campaign.
  • TVB's programmes are popular in Malaysia and have always been the targets for piracy.
  • Consumers who subscribe to illicit IPTV services or access piracy streaming sites are wasting their time and money when the channels and websites stop working.

Verimatrix Panelists to Highlight Latest Sports Broadcasting

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 4:45pm

New Video Sports Piracy Threats in Latin America Panelists will discuss increasingly higher-quality pirated sports content and what are the failed and successful strategies to combat it.

Key Points: 
  • New Video Sports Piracy Threats in Latin America Panelists will discuss increasingly higher-quality pirated sports content and what are the failed and successful strategies to combat it.
  • The panelists will also discuss how watermarking is changing the fight against piracy brining into question whether its best to chase or block pirates.
  • Verimatrix (Euronext Paris: VMX) helps power the modern connected world with security made for people.
  • Verimatrix helps partners get to market faster, scale easily, protect valuable revenue streams, and win new business.

VidAngel Set to Emerge from Bankruptcy After Settling Historic Copyright Battle with Disney and Other Studios

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 10:15pm

The agreement, which allows VidAngel to now fully emerge from bankruptcy, was finalized in Utah's bankruptcy court.

Key Points: 
  • The agreement, which allows VidAngel to now fully emerge from bankruptcy, was finalized in Utah's bankruptcy court.
  • As with any compromise, we had to make painfully difficult concessions to arrive at this agreement, as did Disney and Warner Brothers.
  • Disney and Warner Brothers have agreed to compromise and substantially discount the $62.4 million-dollar District Court judgment against VidAngel.
  • VidAngel has agreed not to decrypt, copy, stream or distribute content of Disney, Warner Brothers, and their affiliates without permission from the Studios.

Federal Court Rules that 'Amazing Wizard of Paws' Producer Can Proceed With Claims Against Major Distributors Screen Media Ventures and Crackle for Ill-Gotten Profits and Copyright Infringement

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 6:54pm

LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Producer-director Bryan Michael Stoller's production company, First American Cinema, LLC, has defeated bids by major distributors Screen Media Ventures and Sony's Crackle to dismiss claims for ill-gotten profits and copyright infringement, amongst other allegations.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Producer-director Bryan Michael Stoller's production company, First American Cinema, LLC, has defeated bids by major distributors Screen Media Ventures and Sony's Crackle to dismiss claims for ill-gotten profits and copyright infringement, amongst other allegations.
  • On April 14, 2020, First American Cinema added popular streaming service Crackle to the lawsuit, alleging that Crackle's unauthorized, free distribution of Paws on its platform constitutes copyright infringement.
  • First American's lawyers argued that the copyright claim against Crackle should be allowed to proceed, and the Court agreed.
  • Stoller and First American Cinema are represented by Maurice Pessah and Michael Morris-Nussbaum of Pessah Law Group, PC (PLG) in Los Angeles.

How the Video Industry Supports Asian Economies During COVID-19

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 8:00am

With film and TV productions shutting down since March, Netflix has committed to spending $150 million to help the industry through the crisis.

Key Points: 
  • With film and TV productions shutting down since March, Netflix has committed to spending $150 million to help the industry through the crisis.
  • The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific.
  • It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members.
  • AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

ATN Reports its First Quarter for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:17am

Declining revenues are predominantly as a result of increased internet piracy, consumers shifting towards illegal digital IPTV set-top boxes and declining advertising revenues.

Key Points: 
  • Declining revenues are predominantly as a result of increased internet piracy, consumers shifting towards illegal digital IPTV set-top boxes and declining advertising revenues.
  • While the Company is actively involved in fighting this negative trend, the court issued the first Canadian site blocking order against sites that predominantly facilitate copyright infringement.
  • This marks a significant step in the right direction towards Canada's fight against piracy.
  • ATN serves Canada's diverse cultural communities with more than 50 premium specialty television channels.

Michael Jordan’s Tequila Company, Cincoro, Sued for Copyright Infringement

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:00pm

Los Angeles-based photographer Anas Ganouna, through her counsel VGC, LLP , has filed a lawsuit against Cincoro , the premium tequila company launched by Michael Jordan and four other NBA owners in 2019, for copyright infringement.

Key Points: 
  • Los Angeles-based photographer Anas Ganouna, through her counsel VGC, LLP , has filed a lawsuit against Cincoro , the premium tequila company launched by Michael Jordan and four other NBA owners in 2019, for copyright infringement.
  • The lawsuit , filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Case No.
  • Ms. Ganouna also saw third-party vendors and distributors promoting Cincoros tequila over the Internet with what appeared to be her images.
  • Ms. Ganounas claims against Cincoro and TCYL include copyright infringement, fraud, civil conspiracy (to commit fraud), and unfair competition.

Stay-at-Home Orders Cause a Spike in Illegal Content Streaming and Spur the Anti-Piracy Solutions Market to Generate US$172 Million by 2021

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 1:30pm

With more than 17% of worldwide video streaming users streaming content illegally, it's no wonder that service and content providers are on the hunt to secure their content and protect their coffers.

Key Points: 
  • With more than 17% of worldwide video streaming users streaming content illegally, it's no wonder that service and content providers are on the hunt to secure their content and protect their coffers.
  • Their mutiny against video piracy will result in a content security market that will generate US$1.9 billion in 2020 alone.
  • Anti-piracy specific solutions will reach US$172 million in 2021 and grow to US$229 million in 2024, representing 10% of the revenue generated by the total content security market, according to a new report from global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.
  • "Despite these efforts to maintain and gain subscribers, service providers are increasingly challenged by content piracy," notes Khin Sandi Lynn, Industry Analyst at ABI Research.