Scanning and takedown service

With the popularity of the internet and technology evolving rapidly, an increasing number of people are choosing to consume content online.

Whether it is from a mobile phone, tablet or smart TV, online digital consumption is increasing and becoming the people’s choice for accessing film, TV, sport, music, books, software and games, with 59% of UK internet users consuming content online.

However, with this increase of online consumption also comes piracy. Businesses from across the creative industries are seeing more content being pirated and illegally accessed online.

A recent survey from the IPO discovered 25% of internet users consuming content online have consumed at least one item illegally.

The creative industries play a large part in supporting international businesses, economies and jobs – generating $2,250 billion of revenue and 29.5 million jobs worldwide. Therefore, it is essential that these industries and the people working within them are protected.

How can FACT’s scanning and takedown system protect your content?

FACT operates a bespoke and automated 24-hour system which scans and detects infringing content found across the internet including cyberlockers, linking sites, torrent sites and peer-to-peer networks.

A human-verification process implemented by experienced investigators assures a near-zero false positive rate.

Takedown notifications are sent for each infringement, resulting in approximately 90% of the content being successfully removed.

Non-compliant sites are subject to FACT’s unique escalation strategy, which includes hosting provider abuse reports, intermediary and registrar contact as well as FACT’s alternatives to the prosecution process.

FACT can also offer early leak detection of new releases and content. When a leak is detected, the initial copy is analysed and information is reported back to you. Our service will also identify where the leak originated from, with a view to taking action against the uploaders.

 Results

  •  Search engine de-listings – the advent of proxy websites have led to a sharp increase in search engine de-listings. Our system has removed over 10 million infringing links from Google’s search results.
  •  YouTube/video sharing websites – our system scans these platforms in order to detect and remove the vast number of infringements identified (including videos that have circumvented YouTube’s own content ID system.) Currently, the FACT scanning service have removed over 275,000 videos from these sites.
  •  IPTV streams – analysis of IPTV streams have led to a large number of new infringement sources being identified. Our scanning service has used this analysis to produce new scanners to disrupt the use of illegal IPTV.

If you are interested in our scanning service and would like to find out more about it can help your business then contact us today.

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Two men ordered to pay over £19k for illegal Sky Sports

On Monday 12th February 2018, Mr Carl Furlong, of the Park Hotel, Liverpool was found guilty in his absence of four offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. Carl Furlong and Peter Scully of the Park Hotel in Liverpool, Merseyside, were originally found … Continued

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eBay seller of illicit streaming devices pays £18,000

A supplier of illicit streaming devices that are pre-loaded to enable the viewing of pirate broadcasts of Premier League football has had to pay thousands of pounds, and cease all future trading of the illegal devices. Nayanesh Patel from Harrow, Middlesex, sold Kodi-type boxes on several platforms including eBay and Facebook. In doing so he breached Premier League … Continued

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Dutch courts grant injunction against Ecatel for illegal Premier League streams

The internet hosting provider Ecatel has been ordered by the Dutch District Court in The Hague to stop providing any services that facilitate the viewing of illegal streams of Premier League football, and could face a fine of up to €1.5 million if it refuses to do so. The Premier League took legal action against … Continued

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Pub fined £24k for showing Sky Sports illegally

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