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Disney and Charter Team Up on Piracy Mitigation

The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications have signed a new distribution agreement. Aside from providing more Disney content to Charter subscribers, the companies will also join forces to combat piracy. What this collaboration will entail remains unknown for now, but it’s an interesting step, especially since Charter is currently involved in a major piracy […]

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Police Arrest Two in Football Piracy Crackdown

Officers of the Intellectual Property Brigade (BRIDEPI) of the Chilean Investigative Police say they have arrested two men who illegally broadcast live football matches via the Internet. It’s claimed the men received the matches into their homes, captured them, and uploaded the resulting live streams to a pair of popular football-focused sites. Piracy of football […]

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Japan: Piracy Warning Popups Could Violate Privacy

A report compiled by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has concluded that presenting Internet users with warnings that they are visiting ‘pirate’ sites could breach privacy laws. Citizens’ traffic can’t be monitored without permission so any system would currently need users to opt in, something that would limit the effectiveness of any trial. […]