Portfolio Marketing Manager
The New Face of Piracy — Everyone
The next generation of pirated content is proving hard to resist for a broad base of users. Offering unlimited access to shows, movies, music and games, packages now arrive with a slick interface that replicates, or in some instances, are easier to use then your legitimate streaming service. These over the air streams, add-ons, social media and live streaming posts have changed the face of pirating. No longer is it the more tech-savvy users, scouring illicit torrent sites looking for the latest leak, but now people who would never think of pirating a show via torrent, or don’t have a clue... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
How pirates are evolving in a world obsessed with streaming
Today, the volume of content available online far outweighs the time most users have to watch it. It isn’t just traditional broadcasters producing the entertainment, either: the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu are all getting in on the action. In fact, over the course of 2018, Netflix plans to spend between $7.5 billion and $8 billion on original TV shows and movies. The reason for this content boom is simple: audiences can’t get enough of it. A ‘box set’ culture, championed by more modern content providers, means viewers are constantly on the hunt for the next great TV show... Read More
Former Sr. Product Marketing Manager
YouTube Viewership Hits One Billion Hours Per Day
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 hours 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
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Former Sr. Product Marketing Manager
How Kodi is changing the piracy landscape
  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. Originally 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
Former Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Best Practices for Protecting Digital Content from Video Streaming Piracy
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 distribution 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

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More