Last Week in Piracy: Week 19

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.

Fukuoka, Oita police launch probe into ‘Mangamura’ comic piracy site

The Fukuoka Prefectural Police force and other authorities are investigating the Mangamura website on suspicion of carrying pirated manga and violating the Copyright Act, sources close to the investigation have disclosed.

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Piracy Still Scourge of Indonesia’s Film Industry

Jakarta. Indonesian film industry reportedly lost Rp 1.5 trillion ($107 billion) to content and DVD piracy in four Indonesian cities in 2017, a study from the University of Indonesia’s Institute for Economics and Social Research, or LPEM-UI, shows.

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ISP accused of letting customers get away with piracy slapped with lawsuit

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has claimed that Texas-based Grande Communications knew that its customers had “engaged in more than one million infringements of copyrighted works”, but refused to terminate their accounts “despite their knowledge of repeat infringements”, in order to generate more revenue, TorrentFreak reports.

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Piracy Data: From Global View to Macroeconomic Trends

Over the last 20 years, piracy was the disruptor that transformed the music industry: recorded music revenues are now reporting solid growth in the US, largely in part because of the ‘streaming age’ which many are likening to the next format age in music, after vinyl, tape, CD and downloads – streaming revenues now account for a lionshare of total US music industry revenue.

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