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If it’s premium content, it has to be protected, both to facilitate monetization and to thwart would-be pirates. Check here for the latest news, trends, and analysis of all manner of content protection

Verimatrix nTitleMe Is New Name for Akamai Authentication Tech

Promising a frictionless sign-on experience for both consumers and providers, Verimatrix rebrands Akamai Identity Services.

Inside Secure Acquiring Verimatrix, Joining Two Security Leaders

The combination creates a security giant with specialties in entertainment, mobile, and network security, with an eye to IoT and connected cars

Major Financial Institutions Provide the Funding for Video Piracy

Curtailing video piracy could be as simple as cutting off the money that funds it. Irdeto points a finger at Visa, MasterCard, and other payment systems.

Streaming Video Alliance Releases Paper on Forensic Watermarking

At Microsoft Media and Entertainment Day, the SVA explains why adding watermarks to live and on-demand video is one part of a solution.

The MPAA Seeks Stronger Actions to Fight Streaming Video Piracy

Keeping premium content from being freely distributed online will take a mix of criminal and civil charges, as well as a coordinated response.

Content Delivery and Live Streaming Summits Return to Streaming Media East

Both the Content Delivery Summit and the Live Streaming Summit will be back as part of this year's Streaming Media East event, with new chairs and new ideas.

Adobe Sees Massive TV Everywhere Growth From Single Sign-On

When pay TV subscribers don't need to hunt for their authentication credentials, they watch more TVE content. A lot more, Adobe reports.

Streaming Piracy to Total $52 Billion in Losses by 2022

The gap between legitimate streaming revenues and piracy losses is widening. While piracy isn't stopping, there are signs it's slowing.

Netflix, Amazon, Other Studios Bring Piracy Lawsuit on TickBox

The hardware vendor claims its devices are completely legal since they don't host or download pirated content. It's the third-party software that does the infringing.

Facebook Rights Manager Works With Three Third-Party Providers

Content owners can now rely on Friend MTS, MarkMonitor, and Zefr to detect infringing live or on-demand videos on Facebook. And then they can profit from them.

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.

W3C Announces Publication of EME as a "Recommendation or Web Standard;" EFF Leaves

Upon publication, the Electronic Freedom Foundation resigned from the World Wide Web Consortium over lack of covenant protecting developers from potential intellectual property lawsuits under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Facebook Live Videos Now Support Closed Captions for Publishers

Publishers can add standard pre-written captions or work with third-party providers to insert real-time captions into the live stream.

NAB 17: Verimatrix Combines DRM, Watermarking, and Analytics

The latest version of Verimatrix MultiRights OTT Plus goes beyond rights management and adds security and usage analytics, as well.

19% of Consumers Who Pirate Would Stop if Educated About Damages

Many consumers don't realize video piracy is a crime and, thanks to increasingly sophisticated pirate sites, others don't know what offers are legitimate.

Top Shopping Sites Have 2.7M Listings for Video Piracy Devices

E-commerce sites including Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba have millions of listings for products that let consumers subscribe to pirate online video platforms.

Video Piracy Report: Millennials Don't Know They're Stealing

A survey finds that 69 percent of young adults use some form of video piracy, and 24 percent think that certain types of piracy are actually legal.

Nagra: TV Is Now a Connected Play

Company releases findings from its Pay-TV report and introduces TVkey USB device, which enables users to sign up for pay-TV services directly on selected Samsung TVs

Video Quality Control Startup Mux Takes $2.8M in Seed Funding

Mux makes it simple for media companies to learn exactly what problems their viewers are experiencing, and then find solutions.

YouTube: 97% of Traffic Now Served Via HTTPS Connections

Online video viewers now enjoy greater security during their YouTube sessions, in a move that also eliminated many types of errors.