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Archive of posts filed under the Anti-Piracy category.

Samsung Smart TVs Employ Verimatrix Forensic Watermarking

Verimatrix announced the latest 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs from Samsung Electronics will support the company’s forensic watermarking system.

Status Quo for Blank CD-R Disc Levies in Canada

The Copyright Board of Canada announced that it has issued the official Private Copying Tariff for 2017.

Irdeto and Scenarist Provide Security for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Irdeto and Scenarist announced that the companies are working together to provide content owners with forensic watermarking for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

isoHunt Settles with Canadian Music Companies for $66 Million

Music Canada announced that a coalition of Canadian and international music companies have settled their ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit against isoHunt for $66 million (CDN).

BluFocus Offers Cinavia Testing Services

BluFocus announced that it will offer Cinavia testing services to manufacturers of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players and recorders.

EFC Welcomes Combating Counterfeit Products Act

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced that it supports the Combating Counterfeit Products Act currently proposed by the Canadian government.

IFPI Publishes 2013 Digital Music Report

IFPI announced that it has released the 2013 edition of its yearly Digital Music Report.

Illegal Music File Sharing on the Decline

The NPD Group announced it reckons that illegal music file sharing declined significantly in 2012.

IIPA Outlines Copyright Concerns to USTR

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) announced that it has submitted recommendations to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in its annual Special 301 review.

UK Police Scuttle Shipment of Fake CDs

The City of London Police announced that it has stopped the largest ever consignment of counterfeit CDs from being smuggled into the UK.

RCMP Busts Toronto DVD Counterfeiting Racket

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that it has disrupted a crime group allegedly involved in a multi-million dollar illegal DVD manufacturing and distribution racket in the Toronto area.

Europe Rejects Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The European Parliament announced that it rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) by 478 votes to 39, with 165 abstentions.

CPCC Blows Gasket Over microSD Memory Card Levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) accused the Government of Canada of usurping the authority of the Copyright Board by scuttling the special interest group’s campaign to extend the country’s private audio copying levy to include microSD flash memory cards.

Canada Nixes Audio Levy on Flash Memory Cards

The Government of Canada announced that it plans to exempt microSD flash memory cards from the country’s flawed and misguided private audio copying levy scheme.

Canada Adopts Controversial Copyright Laws

The Government of Canada announced that the Copyright Modernization Act, Bill C-11 has received Royal Assent and is now the law of the land.