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.

AKTV HAS ENTERED INTO COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH FASTSHARE.CLOUD
14. 5. 2024

AKTV concluded an agreement with the operators of the Fastshare.cloud service.

COMMERCIAL TV STATIONS PROPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS ON SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING ON ČT
13. 5. 2024

Pavel Kubina spoke to MediaGuru about the commercial broadcasters' idea of changes in the placement of commercial messages on Czech TV.

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.

PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA SHOULD NOT PROFIT FROM ADVERTISING, SAYS THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
27. 4. 2024

In an interview with iDnes, Klára Brachtlová, president of the Association of Commercial Television, revealed how joining the association helps TV stations and why commercial media opposed the amendment to the law that increases fees for Czech Television.

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.

MAJOR PIRATE SITES SHUT DOWN IN GEORGIA
4. 11. 2023

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) says it has worked closely with the country of Georgia’s Ministry of Finance to shut down two of the nation’s largest illegal streaming sites, adjaranet.com and imovies.cc.

DIGITAL PIRACY IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS, ACCORDING TO A STUDY ON ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
3. 11. 2023

According to the EUIPO study on online copyright infringement in the EU, socio-economic factors have a significant impact on the illegal use of copyright content.

EU STUDY: TV PIRACY ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST HALF OF ALL DIGITAL PIRACY
31. 10. 2023

According to a new study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the downward trend in piracy from previous years has reversed and started to rise again.