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Ads on Pirate Sites Can Hurt Sales, Survey Finds

Advertising on pirate sites can seriously harm certain brands, a new survey has revealed. The Trustworthy Accountability Group and Brand Safety Institute report states that the majority of people would buy less products from the companies as a result. The question remains, however, whether these people actually use pirate sites to begin with. In recent […]

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TV Distributors Abandon IPTV Blocking Application Down Under

Back in February, TV distributor International Media Distribution launched legal action in Australia’s Federal Court targeting IPTV provider Reelplay. The company and two partners wanted local ISPs to block the platform due to alleged copyright infringement. However, for reasons unknown, the applicants have now terminated their case. Changes to the law now make it relatively […]

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Warner Bros. Obtains Several Blocking Orders Targeting Major Pirate Sites

Warner Bros. has obtained several interim injunctions which compel ISPs in India to begin blocking major ‘pirate’ sites including EZTV, TorrentDownloads, Zooqle, Monova, Tamilrockers, and many more. The original applications are for permanent blocking injunctions that can be varied to counter circumvention. In some cases, domain suspensions have also been ordered. India is no stranger […]

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Serie A Launches Anti-Piracy Campaign But Shares ‘Sponsor’ With Pirate Movies

Top Italian football league Serie A has launched a brand new campaign with its CEO claiming that cinema, TV and football will be “destroyed” by piracy. Directly underneath, however, Serie A is carrying adverts for 1XBET, the Russia-based gambling outfit that has its branding plastered over dozens of cam-recorded pirated movies. 1XBET is an official […]