The Cybercrime Team of the Rotterdam police tracked down a network of three people from Rotterdam, who sold and installed ‘cloned modems’ so people could use Ziggo TV and internet services for free.
Service providers lose $6 to $8 billion annually in revenue to piracy, according to ABI Research’s Content Protection and Watermarking report.
Eurojust supported an international joint operation against online piracy criminal groups, resulting in two arrests, 73 searches and the seizure of several websites, servers, computers and electronic evidence.
On the past year and a half, around 80% of illegal operators have gone offline, according to Dutch operators association NL Connect.
6.5% of households in North America are accessing pirated live television services each month, according to a new report by Sandvine.
Revenues lost to online piracy will nearly double between 2016 and 2022 to $51.6 billion, according to the Online TV Piracy Forecasts report.
A man who illegally streamed Sky Sports over the internet has been ordered to pay legal costs of over £16,000.
A bankruptcy court in Florida has ruled that Amit Bhalla, a retailer of IPTV streaming devices with unauthorised channels, cannot use a bankruptcy case to shield himself from monetary liability for copyright infringement.
Sky’s chief operating officer has praised the work of the Premier League in combatting online piracy.
German football association Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has selected Swiss content protection solutions provider Nagra as a partner in its fight against illegal content sharing of live Bundesliga matches over the internet.