Tag Archives: Piracy

Fox Sports announces anti-piracy summit

Fox Sports Latin America announced that it will organize its first international anti-piracy summit, focused on sports, to be held in Mexico on February 20 & 21. The event will gather clubs, associations, sports federations, TV networks, pay TV operators and regulators to discuss practices to stop the theft of sports content, boost the industry [...]

Chile passes new anti-piracy law

The Chilean Senate approved, by 17 votes in favor and one abstention, the initiative that modifies the General Telecommunications Law to set penalties for the illegal decoding of satellite pay TV signals. The regulation establishes that anyone who commercialize or distribute a protected pay TV signal illegally, or who, in the same way, import, distribute [...]

Peru: Man gets five years in prison in piracy case

A man was sentenced to five year in prison for customs offense, after entering the country more than 2,000 satellite TV set-top boxes, according to the Peruvian Ministry of Production (Produce). The objective was to market the equipment without paying the rights to the content owners, reported local newspaper El Comercio. The ruling was obtained [...]

Ecuador court rules against satellite TV piracy

Ecuador’s Justice ruled against two administrators of server IKS 61a in a case of satellite pay TV signal piracy. They were penalized with one year of effective prison and a fine. The Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga reported that the investigation process took four years and involved the participation and joint work of [...]

Argentina opens debate on convergence

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Jornadas Internacionales conference, Andrés Ibarra, Argentinas Secretary of Modernization, highlighted the actions that the government is carrying out in the telecommunications area. “Connectivity is the key to development and inclusion,” the official said. “We finished 30,000 km of illuminated fiber, which serves more than 500 localities through the [...]

Hollywood studios and OTT services score victory in piracy case

TickBox TV, a manufacturer of streaming TV devices, agreed to pay USD 25 million to settle a lawsuit from major Hollywood studios and OTT services, which accused the company of facilitate copyright infringement. TickBox also agreed to stop providing software that allows users to access pirated content, and to disable any such software within 24 [...]

Colombia warns about online piracy

The Colombian Government lost more than USD 200 million in 2017 due to online piracy and sub-reporting, according to data unveiled by representatives of The Alliance Against Pay TV Piracy, the Attorney General’s Office, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) and the National Television Authority (ANTV). Specifically, Colombia lost USD 184 million for taxes [...]

Irdeto: P2P piracy still dominant for movies and TV

Consumers who prefer piracy over legal video sites are ensuring that peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy continues to be the major method of accessing illegal copies of movies and TV shows, according to new research from content security provider Irdeto. The research looked at P2P and web video trends in 19 high piracy countries such as US, [...]

Nine arrested for Pay TV piracy in Argentina

The police of the province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, arrested nine people who were illegally distributing Pay TV, internet and telephony through set-top boxes (STB) and modems stolen from companies of the sector. The people were employees of outsourced companies that worked for telecommunication operators. Through a parallel company they charged AR$ 1,500 (USD [...]

Pirate services stop offering content after police operation in Chile

After the raids carried out by Chiles Investigative Police (PDI) that resulted in the detention of ten people, users reported on Facebook that popular pirate IPTV service Megaplay has lost all its Chilean channels as well as several HD channels. Users also reported that pirate subscription service IPTV Chile is down, Alianza contra la Piratería [...]