A fifth of Britons are still downloading or streaming films, TV shows or music illegally, despite the average Briton having access to two paid-for subscription accounts, such as Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime, according to research by www.MoneySavingHeroes.co.uk.
Four men were sentenced yesterday (March 18) to a total of more than 11 years in prison for setting up an illegal torrent website for high profile films, including Lionsgate action thriller The Expendables 3.
The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry organisation that fights criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, today launched Project Brand Integrity, a new initiative to protect European brands from association with illegal stolen content by alerting advertisers or their agencies to ads running on pirate sites in Europe.
Amazon in the US has suspended at least 20 used-book dealers for allegedly selling one or more counterfeit textbooks, according to CNBC.
Five hackers from the UK, India, Dubai and Malaysia stole more than 25,000 files containing Hollywood films and TV shows and then sold them illegally online, according to US law enforcement officials.