During the COVID-19 pandemic, daily life has gone digital. People are seeking innovative ways of staying connected and entertained while remaining safe at home. Puzzles, toys, and game sales have surged. Unfortunately, piracy is also on the rise. As the world economy gradually reopens, pirates will continue to take advantage of increased demand for new content. Protecting content from piracy will be crucial to mitigating revenue loss during this unprecedented time.
Global online piracy has created a crisis for the pay TV industry that could completely rewrite the industry’s economic model, with major impacts on sports rights. But could it also have some unexpected upsides?
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Forensic watermarking is an essential part of any anti-piracy program. The best approach is an end-2-end solution, combining watermarking technology with proactive detection and enforcement services. Yet we’re seeing a distinct split in how watermarking is implemented. Content owners and pay-media providers sometimes see things differently.
Let’s start with the product.
With the proliferation of different ways to access pirated content, does site blocking have any impact? That was a question I received during a recent piracy panel discussion. Let’s have a look to see if it does.
What is it?
Put simply, site blocking is a technical means by which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can disable consumer access to target sites. This can be by using DNS based -, Url- or IP blocking capabilities.
For live sports, speed is the name of the game when it comes to fighting online pirates. After all the value of the sports content is at its highest while it is being broadcast. What’s the winning game plan to get the pirates sent off as soon as possible?
Live sports broadcasts attract a lot of eyeballs and big advertising dollars. It’s not surprising then that they are a primary target for pirate services.
‘Never trust the browser’ is a mantra that all developers and security experts live by. Of course! In essence it’s an engine designed for remote code execution. What’s there to trust? But, imagine the possibilities if it could be transformed into a secure platform.
Living in a hostile world
Cyber attackers are constantly looking for, and finding, security weaknesses; program errors and other flaws in web browsers. Looking back at 2014, they proved to be very successful.