Looking for the most refined weapon to combat piracy? Use data
Password sharing for TV streaming apps is a common and challenging phenomenon. Using data science and machine learning, we can detect and categorize account sharing behavior, enabling effective response.
“We Love our Pirates” – Crowdfunding Piracy
With streaming piracy on the rise, we reveal an interesting global trend - crowdfunding to support the pirates.
Illegal Streaming of Pay TV – Is It a Pirate Treasure Island?
Have pirates found their treasure island? With streaming piracy on the rise, we’ve taken a close look at the reasons - and numbers - behind this trend.
Media Transformation: Security Is Key
Security is a key enabler for media companies transforming to IP for video production and delivery. To achieve security, new piracy and cyber threats must be addressed.
Illegal Streaming of Pay TV – Is it Now a Flood?
Cisco's anti-piracy team outlines some recent research into the massive increase in illegal streaming of Pay TV.
Crack-down on video streaming-piracy on the rise
Regardless of the ongoing debate on the efficacy of legal action against illegal streaming, there seems to be more legal action initiated, with pretty significant judgments, across more territories and jurisdictions. Two reports on action against illegal streaming caught my eye last month. The first was the conviction and four-year prison sentence for Terry O’Reilly in […]
Same Pirates, New Means: From Card Sharing to Content Sharing
By Miro Pinkas, Information Security Engineer, Operational Security, SPVSS, Cisco Methods of video piracy have changed over the years — that’s for sure. What hasn’t changed is the motivation to do it in the first place. For one thing, consumers are price-motivated, and “free” is an enduringly popular price point. Viewers are inspired to see […]