Google wants to intervene in legal action that concerns blocking the distribution of Popcorn Time software.
Lawyers for beIN described Saudi TV piracy as ‘the most widespread and damaging piracy operations that the world has ever seen’.
The unlawful distribution of copyrighted content consumes almost a quarter of all internet bandwidth. Comms providers should automate the discovery of piracy on their networks.
Mobdro was believed to have been the most downloaded pirate streaming app in the world.
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.