Senior Writer
Online threats to watch in 2019
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, the 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. Keep your eye on the crypto-sphere Threats... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
A look back at summer piracy numbers
With summer ending, and the first days of fall having passed, now is an ideal time to look back at piracy insights from the summer months. From June 1 through August 31, we monitored more than 420 titles across the popular film and television landscape through our Global Digital Piracy Index (GDPI). As part of our analysis, we looked at overall infringements, which regions accounted for the most piracy and what formats were most popular. Our proprietary GDPI database generates detailed intelligence on how pirated content is consumed online. This unique form of monitoring creates a factual overview around file sharing... Read More
Senior Writer
Forum reveals the expanse of online challenges
Jane Sunderland, of Sunderlaw Strategies, Inc., never imagined that studying biological evolution would someday lead her down a road to data analysis in online protection. But she joined the MarkMonitor Forum as a speaker on that very topic last week. Juxtaposing it with the an ever-developing intellectual property industry, she explained: “It’s about figuring out what the data has to say about trends,” she said. “There have been a lot of changes.” Among those changes – the fact that online protection challenges now span more business departments and industries than ever. In fact, a MarkMonitor report, slated for release this October,... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Power up your AntiPiracy strategy with business intelligence
The world of piracy has changed dramatically from just a few years ago. As technology has advanced to make our working and social lives easier, it’s also allowed pirates to become more sophisticated. They’re even pirating pirated sites and stealing the branding of more popular sites using subdomains, redirecting traffic much like they do from legitimate sites. More than that, the profile of the consumer of digital pirated content has changed too. A few years ago, getting your hands on illegal content took a bit of effort. Yes, it was largely peer-to-peer based, uploading and downloading shows, music and movies, but... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Is your piracy solution social? It should be.
Social media connects billions of people around the globe to one another. One Facebook alone, more than 2.2 billion active monthly users can share content in real-time — and more than 100 million hours of video get watched each day.¹ This built-in user base of billions, coupled with instant accesses to shared content, has created an environment ripe for the sharing of pirated material. As the new face of piracy now includes everyone, you need to make sure that your company’s strategy is evolving with it. In addition to users sharing unauthorized content, these social media platforms are starting to take... Read More

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With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More