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Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Unlikely to Beat Sci-Hub

Elsevier and other academic publishers see ‘pirate’ site Sci-Hub as a major threat to their billion-dollar industries. Many researchers, however, can’t function properly without the notorious site. Since anti-piracy efforts are unlikely to beat the site, perhaps it’s time for the publishers to draw a lesson from Sci-Hub instead? Sci-Hub has often been referred to […]

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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 […]

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Industry Groups Share Anti-Piracy Wish List With US Government

Earlier this month, the US Department of Commerce requested input from the public on several piracy-related matters. Specifically, it wanted to know more about counterfeit and pirated goods that pass through online third-party marketplaces, and how this can be curbed. Responding to this request, industry groups MPAA, IFTA, CreativeFuture, and SAG-AFTRA bundled their views on […]

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LaLiga & Pro League Team Up With New Anti-Piracy Deal

Top-tier Spanish football league LaLiga says it will team up with Belgium’s Pro League for another season to fight piracy. When announcing the deal, LaLiga also revealed results for the previous campaign in which it removed more than 700 ‘pirate’ apps from Google Play and iTunes while targeting links to streaming sites and IPTV platforms. […]

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Fancy a Job in Covert Anti-Piracy? Only Experts Need Apply

Anti-piracy work by its very nature is usually conducted in the shadows, with only the results visible to the public. However, a job listing posted by the BPI recently gives more insight, with the right candidate managing everything from investigations through to covert credit cards, covert drop addresses, and covert social media accounts. Even working […]