Tag Archives: Piracy

Alianza restructures itself and creates executive board to advance in combating content piracy

In an effort to more closely align with priorities for future consolidated strategies against piracy, the organization Alianza (Contra Pirateria de Television Paga) announced its restructuring with the creation of an executive board of officers. The executive board will be comprised of members from DirecTV, Discovery, ESPN, FOX and Turner, a group of content providers, [...]

Chile moves forward against illegal sports content broadcasts

Chilean Investigative Police (PDI), through its Crimes Against Intellectual Property Brigade, raided two households in the country, where equipment used to broadcast sports events from the VeoPartidos.com and FutbolChile.net websites was found. Two of those responsibles were arrested for violating both Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Laws. The websites offered sports content from several pay TV [...]

Responsibles from Pelispedia were condemned to three years in prison

Tax office in Montevideo, Uruguay sentenced those responsibles for the illegal content website Pelispedia to three years and four months in prison for illicit enrichment and series and films unauthorized exhibition. The platform recorded more than 44 million monthly views and around 10 thousand followers on Facebook. The illegal content website was owned by a [...]

Brazil asks its population on how to continue taking measures against piracy

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) made a public consultation to its citizens, in order to obtain suggestions on how to combat piracy in the countrys telecommunications area. The entity also spread a report that gave several details on these topic and how it is affecting telecommunications industry at a national level. We must help the [...]

Five sports websites in Ecuador are blocked because of illegal streaming content

The Ecuadorian National Intellectual Rights Services (Senadi) ordered to block five websites belonging to RojaDirecta, a platform focused on broadcasting sporting events, according to what the entity informed in an official statement, where it stated to have found several elements to determine an alleged violation of intellectual property rights, through networks re-broadcastings without the owners [...]

Peruvian pay TV operators which broadcast illegal content will lose concession

Peruvian Customs Crimes and Fight Against Piracy Commission (CLCDAP) which is chaired by that countrys Ministry Production, reported that the Transport and Communications Ministry (MTC) will remove its concession to those pay TV operators who broadcast illegal content, as stipulated in Supreme Decree N° 015, published by the entity last May 28th. The previous mentioned [...]

DAZN develops campaign against sports piracy in Brazil

According to official information from the Brazilian Subscription TV Association (ABTA), activities related to piracy in Brazil generate losses of around USD 2.3 million at an annual level. This is the main reason why the DAZN streaming platform, recently launched in Brazil, brought together the country’s football teams recently taking part of the South American [...]

Brazil has destroyed 12 thousand pay TV STBs used for piracy this year

Brazilian Federal Revenue Department, better known as Receita Federal, has destroyed 12 thousand STBs used for piracy activities in the pay TV business this year. Since 2016, 112 thousand have already been destroyed, with losses estimated at USD 2334.7 million per year. The Federal Revenue Department, committed to combat cross-border crimes, such as smuggling, records [...]

HBO is now available in Belize

The Belize Cable TV Operators Association (BCTVOA) and the HBO Latin America Group ran an agreement that ables the islands pay TV operators to legally provide the channel’s catalog there for a two-year-period. Under this agreement, Belizean cable companies can now expand their catalog offer and provide authorized access to HBO, A&E, Lifetime, The History [...]

Brazil moves towards against TV channels piracy

Last April 22nd, Brazilians National Film Agency (Ancine), National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) together with the Federal Police met with Carrefour supermarket networks authorities to request that the company remove Android TV Box Tx2 STBs, which were offered through Carrefours loudspeakers in a store located in San Pablo, highlighting that the device makes it possible to [...]