Last week, more than 1,700 individuals from around the globe attended the first ICANN meeting of the year, hosted in Kobe, Japan. Members of our Domain, Sales, Marketing and GRM teams actively participated in the ICANN policy development and informat...ional working sessions and held important meetings with valued Japanese clients and business partners.
As has been the case for the last year, the most important discussions at ICANN last week involved the work of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) and the working group tasked with developing a new policy for the collection, storage, transfer, and display of registrant data, commonly...Read More
When YouTube launched in 2005, its purpose was for users to post interesting and original content that others might like to see. No one expected it to rival traditional TV as an entertainment channel.
In fact, Google reports that on mobile alone, You...Tube reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any broadcast or cable TV network. And its 1.5 billion YouTube users worldwide are consuming over 500 million hours of video every day.
However, with this explosion of online video comes the growth of pirated content. For example, YouTube online infringers upload content that they haven’t produced or received permission to share....Read More
For Lauren Dienes-Middlen, protecting fans from counterfeit product and removing unauthorized sharing of video content has proven no small feat. Challenging, yes. But, she says, a real impact can be made.
Seventeen years in to her stint with World Wr...estling Entertainment, the now senior vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property, finds herself worlds away from her beginnings at boutique law firms. Her watchful eye helps protect more than 9,000 trademark applications and registrations worldwide as well as the content of globally-renowned entertainment programming that reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide.
With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we...Read More
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has grown in popularity in a short span of time, as a result of Internet connectivity speeds and the low cost of IPTV enabled devices.
While legitimate broadcasters are starting to utilise IPTV solutions, a growing... number of rogue streamers are using the same technology to deliver unauthorised content. Not only can thousands of channels be distributed via illegal IPTV subscriptions, but channels that should be geo-blocked are being made available outside of their own territories. Live sports broadcasts, pay-per-views and even award shows are being shown through these unauthorized services.
As a result, many rights owners and...Read More
From cryptocurrency schemes to counterfeit ploys, there’s no slowdown in sight for cybercrime.
Asia-based threats continue to surge. Counterfeit goods from China and Hong Kong combine to make up an estimated 86 percent of the world’s counterfeits, th...e value of which totals nearly $400 billion. A 2018 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), released by Symantec, indicates that IoT attacks saw a 600 percent increase in 2017, while coin-mining activity spiked 34,000 percent.
Watch these trends in the year ahead, and we’ll keep you up to speed as 2019 unfolds with whitepapers, webinars and events.
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