REPOSITORIES UNDER FIRE. NOVA AND PRIMA CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGALLY SHARED CONTENT
20. 6. 2024

Private TV stations have achieved groundbreaking preliminary rulings. Major operators have had to cut off access to several file-sharing repositories.

FOUL PLAY: THE HIGH COST OF IP INFRINGEMENT IN SPORTS
19. 6. 2024

According to EUIPO data, millions of EU citizens access or stream sports content from illegal online sources while fake sports equipment cost manufacturers €850 million per year.

UK MAN WHO FLED TO CYPRUS JAILED IN UK FOR ILLEGAL TV OPERATION
19. 6. 2024

A man who fled to Cyprus before being extradited to the UK has been jailed for his part in an illegal TV operation. 

A QUARTER OF SCANDINAVIA COMMITS TV PIRACY
8. 6. 2024

Mediavision has come up with a surprising survey. It brings rather unflattering data that a quarter of the respondents in the Nordic countries commit TV piracy.

HE DOWNLOADED 89,000 MOVIES, PEOPLE GAVE HIM 2.5 MILLION FOR IT! HE GOT PROBATION
23. 5. 2024

A man (64) from Horní Bříza in the Pilsen region lost two and a half million crowns. The Plzeň-North District Court sentenced him to four years' probation.

FOREIGN APPROACH TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BY CHILDREN
21. 5. 2024

The situation of copyright infringement by children abroad is very similar to the Czech Republic. A significant portion of the public here is not aware of the benefits that the protection of copyright and related rights brings to culture and the economy. Ironically, piracy is thus often regarded as acceptable behaviour on the grounds that ... Continue reading

SOURCES FOR WATCHING MOVIES AND TV SHOWS ONLINE LEGALLY AND FOR FREE
19. 5. 2024

Today's hit is online viewing. What are the legal options for watching content without additional fees?

TWO MEN CONVICTED OF SELLING ILLEGAL STREAMING SERVICES
30. 4. 2024

Two men who operated a business that sold unlicensed subscriptions to pay-TV sports channels have been given a 20-month suspended prison sentence.

THE MAN LET PEOPLE DOWNLOAD MOVIES. HE FACES UP TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON
29. 4. 2024

A 35-year-old man faces up to eight years in prison for apparently downloading 1 408 films and making them freely available for distribution. He caused nearly CZK 60 million in damages to copyright owners.

PIRATE UPLOADED FILES TO THE INTERNET AND CAUSED $48 MILLION IN DAMAGES. HE VIOLATED COPYRIGHT, NOW THE POLICE ARE PROSECUTING HIM
13. 4. 2024

A man from Moravian region Slovácko is being prosecuted by the police and faces up to 8 years in prison. He was supposed to upload over 2,000 files on the internet without the permission of the copyright owner.

CHILDREN AND ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING: ALARMING SURVEY RESULTS CALL FOR EDUCATION
26. 3. 2024

Children and young people are not taught to respect intellectual property. Copyright works are perceived as elusive and therefore unrestrictedly available to all.

JAIL SENTENCE FOR LONDON PIRATE STREAMER
15. 2. 2024

A man from London who made £247,552 by illegally streaming sports and movie channels, as well as other premium television content, has been sentenced.

RESEARCH ON THE PERCEPTION OF CYBERCRIME AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
9. 2. 2024

The research result show that primary schol students have insufficient awareness of what they can or cannot do online, or what behaviour is considered cybercrime.

EASTERN SLOVAKIA POLICE PROSECUTE FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
8. 2. 2024

Police in Svidník, Slovakia, is prosecuting a copyright infringement case in which an illegal uploader posted thousands of films on the web.

8 YEAR PIRACY INVESTIGATION LEADS TO SUSPENDED SENTENCE
5. 2. 2024

A man from Manchester has received a 22-month suspended sentence after an eight-year investigation into the advertising and sale of unauthorised TV decoders.

MAJOR ANTI-PIRACY VICTORY IN MENA
29. 1. 2024

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shutdown the illegal Cima4U streaming service.

SURVEY: COPYRIGHT HOLDERS SPEND MILLIONS TO PROTECT THEIR WORKS ON THE INTERNET, JUDICIAL PROTECTION AGAINST PIRACY IS NOT EFFECTIVE
22. 12. 2023

The clear conclusion of the survey realized by the Chamber of Commerce is that all respondents have experience with illegal sharing of their works online and are trying to combat it, but the current options for copyright protection on the internet are ineffective and too costly and time-consuming.

ITALY DEPLOYS “PIRACY SHIELD” TO PROTECT ONLINE SPORTS
11. 12. 2023

The communications regulator has now commissioned its so called ‘Piracy Shield’, designed to take down sites that illegally broadcast live sporting events.

ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION HAS ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS IN THE ANTI-PIRACY FIGHT
1. 12. 2023

The Czech Association of Commercial Televisions (AKTV) has won an important legal victory in the fight against piracy.

LEADING MENA PIRATE SERVICE SHUT DOWN
27. 11. 2023

One of the largest piracy services in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region has been shut down in Egypt by the Egyptian police, in collaboration with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE).

PIRACY CRACKDOWN IN THAILAND
21. 11. 2023

Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down tt-torrent.com, a torrent website that was operated out of Thailand.

EU STUDY: THE MORE PERMISSIVE THE ATTITUDE TOWARDS PIRACY IN A COUNTRY, THE HIGHER THE PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF PIRATED CONTENT
18. 11. 2023

A clear majority of Europeans report a good understanding of the concept of intellectual property and agree that it is important to respect intellectual property in order to protect the rights and revenues of producers of goods and content, as well as the quality of their products.

ANTI-PIRACY CAMPAIGN CONTINUES IN GREECE
10. 11. 2023

An intense anti-piracy campaign has been conducted in Greece in recent months by several authorities with the main operators to combat illegal connections.

ACE TARGETS VIETNAM-BASED PIRACY
7. 11. 2023

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) continues to target major Vietnam-based piracy syndicates and since June has shut down multiple piracy websites belonging to the same piracy syndicate operating out of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.