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The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Online Video Piracy

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Online Video Piracy

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Watching movies online in B-quality prints, available through a chain of complicated online links, is nothing new. It’s a small part of the narrative of digital video piracy and its impact on the films made and seen. The video game industry stands at a bewildering 85 billion US dollars. The business has been badly affected by piracy, copyrights violation, and a lack of digital rights management.

Many initiatives have been taken over time to stop video piracy forever. With time, newer means of piracy keep evolving. Not only the gaming industry but the film industry has also been drastically affected by online video piracy. Studies suggest that around 70% of adults in America have consumed online videos illegally. These videos included movies watched free of cost from online piracy sites.

The move led to grave consequences for the workforce and resources involved in filmmaking in America.

Video piracy is the illegal production of video content for personal gains. The songs that many people download from the internet and the videos of songs downloaded from the internet are examples of video and music piracy.

The Motion Picture Association of America can’t understate how video piracy takes away the original creator’s due credit. The association also uses web monitoring services to remove pirated content from the internet.

Here’s all you need to know to prevent online video piracy.

Online Streaming

Back in the day when video DVDs were sold, giants like BBC and Netflix decided to curb video piracy by launching subscription-based online streaming platforms like the BBC iPlayer. Subscription-based online streaming is a good way to curb piracy, but you can’t wipe it off 100%. There’ll still be links and browsers that’ll take you to fuzzy videos of movies and shows, but it wouldn’t be anything like mainstream video piracy.

Online streaming sites also use encryption to prevent their videos from possible downloads. There are still many ways and applications that help pirates download videos.

Manage Your Digital Rights

The video piracy crisis is getting out of hand! It’s time you understand DRM for anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting solutions. DRM—Digital Rights Management—is an online tool that offers an efficient blocking mechanism for data shared online. The world wide web is huge. You can’t track where and who shares your video and how many sites they transfer it to. But, with a DRM, you can block and restrict who shares your video.

You can do this by encrypting your video. Video encryption means only the ones with the key will be able to share the video.

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Copyrights Management and Patents

A copyright claim is your legal document to owning a video. It can be any movie or even a gaming video. In both cases, have a copyright claim attached to videos you upload online. It’s become imperative that artists obtain a copyright claim for their videos to avoid instances of copying, reproducing, or duplicating video content.

All copyright infringement is punishable by law.

Patents are another way you can combat online video piracy. A patent is permission given to invent a new product. To attain a patent, information about the product’s type, development and production needs to be disclosed to the public.

Both copyright and patent acts are legal ways you can curb online video piracy.

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Quality Hosting Services

To upload videos online, you need a website. Websites operate through hosting. A user will need a hosting service to access your website. A good web hosting service can add to your online repertoire. Quality hosting services can take your video content places. These are also sites with the most anti-piracy monitoring.

Going with quality hosting services can greatly prevent online video piracy. They take great care that your video is secure. You should begin with uploading the data to the host site and share a link to your website. This way, your content will remain safe on quality hosting sites.

Before you choose a video hosting site, make sure it meets the following criteria:

Video Encryption: Encryption only authorizes you to allow access to your video content. You can have a ‘sign up’ option incorporated before passing on the key for videos to view.

Video Streaming: Make sure the video streaming quality on the site is top-notch before you upload a video there. A good streaming site will add more to the user experience.

Video Watermarking

Watermarking a video is like adding an embedded logo on a video that won’t go away. Every time a video is shared or copied, the watermark ensures the creator is promoted with the video. Even when the process affirms due credit is given to the creator, the audience for the creator’s website is bound to split, and so are the video’s profits.

If you’re looking for more than just recognition, you should opt for video encryption or digital rights management options.

About to upload a video? Watermark it anyway. A transparent watermark is more popularly used for online videos.

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Hire Anti-Piracy Services

If you have the budget, hiring an anti-piracy service is the best option. Anti-piracy services use keywords to track down sites thriving on pirated videos. These sites also make sure the content and user details on your site remain protected. Onsist offers quality anti-piracy solutions to take down most content counterfeited or copied from your website.

Limit Access to Domain

Limiting access to the domain means you only allow the video embedded codes to be operational on your site/domain. Domain restriction will require you to market the product better since restricted domains can’t sustain viewership for long.

Your hard work shouldn’t go to waste, with cyberpiracy eating little by little from your revenue. To protect your brand from stealing, hire anti-piracy protection services for tangible results. Onsist is a company that provides credential defense and data breach monitoring services at the most reasonable pricing. We’ve been in the business since 2010 and have made a good reputation since then. To know more about our services, contact us at   EU +31 (0)85 303 1196 and +1 650 488 8107 if you’re in the US.

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