Last week YouTube revealed that their users are now watching a billion hours of YouTube content every day. This is compared to 116 million hours’ worth of video content watched on Netflix and 100 million hours watched on Facebook daily.
With 400 hour...s of video content uploaded every minute and a rapidly growing viewership, YouTube is becoming increasingly challenging to monitor for unauthorized video content. Pirates take advantage of this popular platform by uploading illegal copies of popular shows, music videos, etc. – monetizing on illegal content at the expense of the rights holders. YouTube has done a lot to prevent...Read More
Broadcasters and right holders are taking notice of the threats posed by piracy on OTT and IPTV channels. Today’s world is seeing the consumption of video in formats that are far removed from the plain old broadcast television that arrived back in th...e 1930’s and was the prevalent format for visual content into the 1990s in many parts of the world. As in many areas, however, the internet is disrupting the established paradigms. People now want to view what they want, when they want, anywhere, any time, on any device. Over the Top (OTT) and IPTV distribution channels allow them to...Read More
Kodi® is a downloadable, open source software media player that is compatible with TVs, computers, smartphones and video game systems. It allows users to access their content from local and network storage and stream it on any device. Original...ly designed in 2004 for Microsoft’s Xbox (when it was known as XBMC™), Kodi’s open-source nature quickly attracted pirates and hackers seeking to distributed unauthorized content. Today, there is a thriving black market of add-ons and apps which give free access to subscription services.
Pirates have flooded marketplaces with ‘fully-loaded’ Kodi boxes promising access to premium content. Consumers often buy into this...Read More
Last month, we were delighted to celebrate our customers at the 10th MarkMonitor Forum held recently in San Francisco. The event offered a wealth of exciting examples of how leading companies and industry advocates are innovating their brand protecti...on and domain management strategies. Our attendees shared their personal experiences, exchanged ideas with their peers, and walked away with knowledge and insights that only a live event like this can provide.
Contributing to the forum’s success was our incredible lineup of speakers, who covered a wide range of topics that included brand protection, domain management, antipiracy, and anticounterfeiting. Here are a few...Read More
The Second Annual MarkMonitor Summit was held in New York City on April 12th. MarkMonitor® brought together leading experts from a broad variety of industries and government agencies to share best practices and enforcement strategies for brand ...protection, domain management, and digital piracy. The Summit was also an excellent opportunity to interact with individual Client Service Managers (CSMs) from both the Domain Management and Brand Protection departments.
The event kicked off with an opening keynote from Phillippa Scarlett, United States Deputy Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Executive Office of the President. Ms. Scarlett discussed the role of IPEC in...Read More