Former Sr. Product Marketing Manager
It’s Popcorn Time!
Despite their popularity among millions of users, torrent sites are gradually losing their appeal for online pirates in favor of streaming content. Streaming doesn’t require waiting for a download or additional storage space – content can be consumed instantly.  As a Bit Torrent powered streaming app, Popcorn Time allows users to watch thousands of the latest movies instantaneously – and at no extra cost. Moreover, it provides an attractive interface which closely resembles those of popular video streaming services. Popcorn Time is open source software with an installer and project files available on the Internet. It includes the collaboration website, GitHub, ... Read More
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Former Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Using Piracy Data to Understand Media Demand and Recover Lost Revenue
Media companies around the globe can use piracy data to get visibility into global piracy consumption trends and the most popular file sharing networks. This data can be turned into actionable intelligence to help make smarter decisions regarding the acquisition and distribution of digital content across the globe. Let’s look at how data around timing of infringement are occurring can help TV networks and copyright owners understand media consumption patterns of how, where and when copyrighted material is being used. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="643"] (Source: MarkMonitor GDPI data) The number of instances of piracy infringement across cable, commercial broadcast and premium... Read More
Until recently, digital pirates have used both P2P sites and cyberlockers to upload and share pirated content. But as Internet connection speeds have increased, the piracy landscape has changed, and the appearance of streaming content has proliferated. In fact, 38% of online sporting fans are watching live streaming of their favorite events. However, the recent introduction of live streaming apps is further compounding issues surrounding online piracy, as they are quickly gaining popularity with one of these apps hitting a million users in its first ten days of availability. Although these apps have only existed for a few months, they are... Read More
The ICANN Board has approved the community recommendation that “the provision of Thick Whois services should become a requirement for all gTLD registries, both existing and future.” MarkMonitor has long supported the migration from ‘thin’ to ‘thick’ Whois, which will improve both quality and ease of access to Whois data, thereby further facilitating intellectual property enforcement online. The ICANN community has debated the merits of migration from ‘thin’ to ‘thick’ Whois for years, as part of the larger Whois Review process. A ‘thick’ Whois, which is currently required of all new gTLDs, and will now be required of all existing gTLDs as... Read More
Wow. That’s all I can really say. Who would have ever believed that .XXX would finally be approved AND launched, total domains registrations would continue to grow at 10% year over year, ICANN would be in the process of preparing for the launch of new gTLDs in the face of harsh criticism, and that both Go Daddy and Group NBT would be acquired by private equity firms.  As we look back over the past year, here are the top 10 biggest domain stories of 2011:  #10.        To Mark Cyber-Monday, US Government Continues Practice of Domain Seizures On November 28, U.S. Immigration... 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