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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

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Media Industry Rife withCredential Stuffing Attacks, According to Akamai

Twenty percent of credential stuffing attacks directed toward media companies according to "Akamai 2020 State of the Internet/Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry" Report

IBC Plans Hybrid Event for September, with Fallback Dates in December

Hybrid in-person and digital event set for September 10-13, with the RAI on hold for the first week of December as a backup.

COVID Relief Bill to Make Illegal Streaming a Felony

The Protect Lawful Streaming Act targets commercial, for-profit illegal streaming services with penalties of up to 10 years in prison

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 2,200 readers voted in 26 categories. We'll announce the winners later this month, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

Akamai Announces Support for LL-HLS, Among Other Enhancements

New developer APIs give providers more control over live and on-demand streams, and the company has improved its Cloud Wrapper and security offerings as well.

Voting for the 2020 Readers' Choice Award Extended Until October 22

Let the competition begin! The polls are open for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself. And you'll be entered to win a HuddleCamHD Pro IP NDI Webcam when you cast your vote!

Pirate Subscription Services Now a Billion-Dollar U.S. Industry, Joint Digital Citizens Alliance-NAGRA Report Finds

New report called "Money for Nothing" exposes that an estimated 9 million fixed broadband subscribers in the U.S. use a pirated IPTV service, which can be found on more than 3,500 websites, social media pages, and online stores.

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Akamai Data Shows Credential Stuffing is Rampant in Media Industry

Twenty percent of credential stuffing attacks directed toward media companies according to "Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry" Report

Brightcove, NAGRA, Akamai, and BuyDRM Deliver New Security Feature for Oscars Screening Platform

Online screeners are now more secure with forensic watermarking technology enabled by cloud services providers

Virtual Video Summit Set for May 6

With no NAB to bring customers to them this year, a group of streaming industry vendors have come together to create a virtual event and bring the trade show to their customers and partners.

Jan Ozer Introduces "Streaming Media 101" Online Course

The 8-hour course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of online video and includes hands-on exercises featuring some of the most commonly used tools in the industry

Blocking Multiple Piracy Websites Can Decrease Levels of Piracy

Blocking is an effective way to curb piracy and direct people to legal alternatives, it turns out. But it only works if many sites are blocked, finds Carnegie Mellon.

Akamai Creates Edge-Based API to Combat Piracy by Blocking Access

CDN Akamai announced enhancements to its Intelligent Edge Platform designed to improved security, and one could give video content owners an advantage over pirates.

Vobile Group Buys Content Identification Tools From Zefr for $90M

The company is getting RightsID, which lets content owners see where their material is being used on major social platforms, and ChannelID, which manages official IP on YouTube.

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.