Tag Archives: Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment

MPAA Now Controls at Least 3 ‘Pirate’ IPTV Domains

By | July 7, 2019

Unlicensed IPTV services have been running for many years, offering thousands of otherwise premium channels to consumers for a fraction of their market price. As recently as three years ago such services received little mainstream attention. However, the rise of piracy-focused Kodi add-ons has encouraged countless thousands of pirates to take a step up to… Read More »

MPAA / ACE Shut Down ‘Pirate’ IPTV Service, Seize Domain

By | May 17, 2019

In 2015, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a new initiative designed to target existing and developing piracy operations on a global scale, announced its launch. Headed up by the studios of the MPAA plus Netflix and Amazon, more than 30 international media now complete its ranks, including the likes of BBC Worldwide, Bell… Read More »

MPAA “Dramatically Expanding” ACE Global Anti-Piracy Coalition

By | May 7, 2019

For more than 15 years and mainly since the rise of BitTorrent-based sharing, sites and platforms offering Hollywood movies or TV shows have been wary of the MPAA. At any moment, BitTorrent trackers and indexers could find themselves in the group’s crosshairs, targeted by full-blown lawsuits or threats that the same would follow, if infringing… Read More »

ACE Sees “Piracy Reduction” Efforts Pay Off, But Work is Not Done Yet

By | April 26, 2019

During the summer of 2017, several of the largest entertainment industry companies in the world teamed up to create a new anti-piracy coalition. The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) brought together well-known Hollywood outfits including Disney, Warner Bros, NBCUniversal, media giants such as Sky and BBC, as well as the streaming-based newcomers Amazon, Netflix,… Read More »

ACE Expands Anti-Piracy Coalition With Discovery & Viacom Companies

By | April 21, 2019

In the years leading up to 2017, it was almost exclusively Hollywood’s MPAA taking action against major movie and TV pirates across the globe. In dozens of actions targeting torrent and streaming platforms, the MPAA’s studio members were the ones making the headlines, pursuing The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, and a multitude of similar unlicensed platforms.… Read More »

Omniverse Hopes to Swiftly Resolve ACE’s Streaming Piracy Lawsuit

By | April 19, 2019

Last week, several major Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix filed a lawsuit against Omniverse One World Television. Under the flag of anti-piracy group ACE, the companies accused Omniverse and its owner Jason DeMeo of supplying of pirate streaming channels to various IPTV services. Omniverse doesn’t offer any streaming boxes but sells live-streaming services to third-party distributors, such as Dragon Box,… Read More »

ACE Sues Cord-Cutting Service “Omniverse” For Copyright Infringement

By | April 18, 2019

Streaming set-top boxes and IPTV services have been selling like hot cakes over the past several years. While some of these offer access legally, that’s certainly not always the case. The unauthorized services are a thorn in the side of mainstream entertainment industry companies, which are trying hard to address the problem.  The Alliance for Creativity and… Read More »

Dragon Box Has to Pay ACE 14.5 Million in Piracy Damages

By | April 15, 2019

Vendors of pirate streaming boxes have become a prime target for anti-piracy groups in recent years.  One of the key players in this area is the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the anti-piracy partnership between Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies. Last October, the organization filed a lawsuit against Dragon… Read More »

MPAA Considers a ‘Makeover’ As It Faces Shrinking Budget

By | March 30, 2019

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has protected Hollywood’s interest for nearly a century now. In recent years the organization’s anti-piracy efforts have made the headlines repeatedly. Not just domestically, but around the world, through its site-blocking efforts for example. Traditionally, the MPAA obtains most of its revenue from the six major Hollywood studios.… Read More »

Illuminati Kodi Repository Throws in the Towel After ACE Threats

By | March 22, 2019

As one of the most popular media players of all time, Kodi has amassed tens of millions of users. While completely legal in its own right, the open source platform is often augmented with third-party addons that regularly provide access to huge amounts of infringing content. This has attracted the negative attention of copyright holders… Read More »