EUR1.9mn was made by pirates using a Swiss company to sell devices that connected to video servers in several European countries.
The US-led operation prompted arrests in the USA and Cyprus, whilst an alleged Norwegian conspirator remains at large.
Cryptocurrency mining was used to disguise the illegal profits of two different digital TV piracy gangs.
Over 40,000 television channels, movies and series were used to generate an estimated USD17mn of illegal profit.
Over 200 servers were seized on the same day by authorities in several European countries.
New research shows that changing the behavior of a pirate depends on removing all piracy options at the same time.
Copyright infringement is not a victimless crime, and the heavy hand of the law is being used to keep it in check.
The Telecommunications UK Fraud Forum (TUFF) has promised to cover intellectual property rights in future versions of their training courses.
The reported success of the “Get it Right” campaign may just reflect changing patterns in how people infringe copyright.
A court in Guangdong has upheld a fine of CNY260mn (USD38.5mn) after Tencent and other major Chinese online video providers complained that QVOD supported piracy.