Via Satellite magazine recently reported on global efforts by industry and government to crack down on pirated content, particularly piracy affecting broadcasters and pay-TV providers. The article noted that over the last two years, the industry has been working alongside government to introduce a set of copyright infringement laws over the Internet, known as 115A, as large amounts of pirated content, especially in Australia, amount to a silent threat that has become a primary focus points in recent years.
…all players in the value chain — broadcasters, pay-TV service providers, satellite operators, teleports, government agencies — recognize the need to band together to identify, remove and prosecute those who pirate material.”Avascent’s Brendan Murray was interviewed for the article and described problems facing the industry. He noted that content owners have to walk a fine line between enabling swift and easy legal distribution of their properties versus enabling easy acquisition and dissemination of those signals illegally. Murray also described industry efforts to modernize distribution management technologies, and noted there has been progress on the policy front.
Read the full article here: Battle Against Pirated Content is Improving, Says WMI Exec