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
Faster Internet speeds and increasing adoption of mobile devices means streaming is quickly becoming a preferred way to consume video content. It’s not surprising that online pirates have quickly adapted and are looking to profit from the illegal dis...tribution of content via streaming media channels. MarkMonitor saw an increase in the number of copyright infringements detected across streaming sites over the past 18 months and infringing video streaming content has grown faster than any other content type: 449 percent growth in TV titles and 269 percent growth in movie titles. Rights holders need to stay on the top of this emerging...Read More
On 23rd October, 2015 an advertising and consumer engagement campaign was launched in the UK to promote a new education initiative called Get it Right from a Genuine Site. Its aim is to encourage respect for the value of creativity in the UK and to b...oost consumer awareness and use of the wide range of legal sources of content available to them. The campaign is a collaborative effort between content creators from the worlds of film, TV, and music, government, trade unions, retailers, Internet Service Providers and other creative sectors - the very first of its kind. Here at MarkMonitor we’re...Read More