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2013-09-10 04:20:50

FACT Achieves Significant Reductions in Pirated Cinema Recordings with Intelligence Analytics Capabilities LONDON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) is using IBM (NYSE: IBM) Big Data intelligence analytics software to help combat piracy of intellectual property (IP) among its members. The IBM technology has helped FACT increase access to better intelligence and improves efficiency in identifying individuals and organizations that create and...

Online Piracy Conviction Nets SurfTheChannel Owner 4-Year Prison Sentence
2012-08-15 14:51:10

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anton Vickerman, owner of SurfTheChannel, one of the UK´s most popular sources of pirated video content, has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud in June for “facilitating” copyright infringement and sentenced to four years in jail by a UK court. The 38-year-old Vickerman had designed the service´s pages, hiring others to source material and carry out other back-end functions, reports BBC News. UK...

Australian Court Upholds Internet Piracy Ruling
2012-04-21 03:25:35

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com An Australian federal court ruling has provided cover for internet service providers (ISP) hoping to avoid being held responsible for copyright violations committed by their customers. In the first such case to reach any country´s highest court, a group of Australian and international entertainment studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, alleged that the Australian ISP iiNet allowed for the copyright infringement on their properties through illegal...