Last Week in Piracy: Week 18

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.

Media group criticises Arabsat anti-piracy event sponsorship

The beIN Media Group has “strongly denounced” Arabsat’s sponsorship of the Mena Anti-Piracy Conference, taking place in Dubai today, in light of its “facilitation of satellite broadcasts by the notorious Saudi-based piracy network, cynically known as beoutQ”.

Read the full story at gulf-times.com

Piracy affects revenue increase

Deputy Commerce Minister for Administration Mr. Wilfred J. Bangura piracy is affecting increase in revenues generation here, stressing the need for government to put measures into place to stop the act.

Read the full story at thenewdawnliberia.com

Hong Kong broadcaster’s piracy fight falters

It has not been smooth sailing for Hong Kong-headquartered Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in its attempt to have Australian ISPs block access to online services linked to a number of set-top boxes.

Read full story at computerworld.com.au

U.S. Officials Call Canada One of the Worst Piracy Markets In the World

The United States has racked up its fair share of piracy offenses over the years. So maybe this is a classic ‘pot calling the kettle black’ scenario. Either way, Canada is close to the top of the US Trade Representative’s just-published ‘Special 310 Report’ on piracy and intellectual property violations.

Read full story at digitalmusicnews.com