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Welcome to this weeks summary of news relating to Cyber Security, Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and many other online security topics. In this summary we provide you with a selection of news items that we feel capture this week in terms of piracy and online protection. We provide you with a short introduction of a news item (written by the respective website); if you feel like you want to read more about a specific topic, you can click on the provided links below.

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Piracy as Marketing Tool? ‘The Man from Earth: Holocene’ Producers Have Made $45,000 From Self-Pirating Their Movie

If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s what the independent producers of “The Man From Earth: Holocene” concluded about the inevitable piracy of their sci-fi film, a sequel to the 2007 cult hit “The Man From Earth.”

Read the full story at variety.com

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Why Fox and Disney hate Singapore’s little black boxes

Major media and entertainment companies are waging a campaign against the spread of small black boxes that can provide free access to thousands of TV and video-on-demand channels worldwide.

Read the full story at money.cnn.com

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Spain: Piracy down further 6%

Digital piracy has experienced a decrease in Spain for second consecutive year in terms of absolute figures, although the percentage of individuals accessing pirate content remains the same.

Read full story at advanced-television.com

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Piracy is a real threat to writers: Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Litterateur Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, one of the finest fiction writer in Bengali literature, has expressed concern over piracy of published works from West Bengal in Bangladesh and called for highest level action to put an end to this practice.

Read full story at business-standard.com