Last Week in Piracy: Week 17

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.

MPAA’s Charles Rivkin touts global box office, takes aim at piracy in first CinemaCon address

Motion Picture Assn. of America Chairman and Chief Executive Charles Rivkin highlighted global box office records in Tuesday remarks to cinema owners, saying the “heartbeat” of the film industry — putting movies in theaters — remains strong.

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Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

ROTA, Spain — Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union’s anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries compete for the spoils from Britain’s departure from the bloc next year.

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Studios Take Aim at Another Pirate Streaming Device

Two media companies are seeking one of the most sweeping legal orders we’ve seen yet from an Australian court, in an effort to reduce the use of paid pirate IPTV services.

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Foxtel targets 15 piracy websites

Foxtel has brought another piracy site-blocking case to the Federal Court of Australia, this time targeting 15 online locations involving around 27 domain names to be blocked by internet service providers.

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