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SP FACT 2013By Keith Byrne, Intelligence Manager, U.K. Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)

Last month, the fifth and final season of the hit television show Breaking Bad premiered in the U.S. Despite all the legal ways to view the show in the U.S. and in several other countries, many people still viewed the episode through pirate websites. In fact, within a few hours after the unauthorised copy of the episode was uploaded, 80,000 people had shared the file illegally and after 12 hours more than half a million people around the world were estimated to have downloaded the copy.

Such behaviour can have dramatic and negative economic impacts – impacts that often go unnoticed by consumers. When a producer or director is unable to score a box office hit, for example, their ability to secure backing to produce the next film is greatly diminished, setting off a chain reaction that affects the entire production ecosystem from lighting and carpentry, to catering and cinema staff – all of whom depend on the continued survival of the creative economy.

At the U.K.Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), we work closely with law enforcement agencies to fight against all forms of piracy and to protect the intellectual property (IP) of our members, including global and U.K. film distributors, TV broadcasters and sport rights owners.Skull 2013

A 2010 study from Tera Consultants found that in 2008 the European Union’s creative industries most impacted by piracy (film, TV, recorded music and software) experienced retail revenue losses of €10 billion and losses of more than 185,000 jobs due to piracy, specifically digital piracy. The consulting firm also projected that the EU’s creative industries could expect to see cumulative retail revenue losses of as much as €240 billion by 2015, resulting in an estimated 1.2 million jobs lost by 2015. With 67 percent of digital piracy sites hosted in North America and Western Europe, and BitTorrent traffic estimated to account for 17.9 percent of all internet traffic, it’s no surprise that digital piracy continues to deeply affect the revenues of creative industries around the globe.

To combat the explosion of digital piracy, we turned to analytics to help increase our access to better intelligence and improve efficiency in identifying individuals and organisations illegally creating and distributing copyrighted content. With the piracy landscape moving away from DVD formats to digital, it became even more vital for us to detect and target those involved in online piracy. Using IBM Big Data intelligence analysis software, we now have a valuable tool to fight against copyright theft.

By using this technology, we created an intelligence unit at FACT to access publicly available disparate data – and as a result we were able to identify non-obvious links between these data trails, which have led to increasing success through criminal convictions and overall disruption of piracy operations in the UK and further afield. In a landmark conviction last year we secured the criminal conviction for conspiracy to defraud of the owner of a pirate website and a raft of convictions for other website owners.

It’s these successes that make our work valuable to the entertainment industry and beyond. By using IBM analytics, we are able to gain meaningful insights from data that can safeguard the intellectual property and creativity of artists globally for years to come.

This year FACT marks its 30th anniversary protecting the intellectual property of its members across the creative sector.

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You say “Despite all the legal ways to view the show in the U.S. and in several other countries, many people still viewed the episode through pirate websites.”

I am not certain about the exact position for Breaking Bad, but many films are simply not available in Ireland at the time when they are released in USA. Most people I know don’t feel any guilt in downloading a free copy when the distributor is refusing to allow them buy a legal issue.

If the content companies want to reduce geographic restrictions on the sale of their products – people see these as immoral and hence have no compunction to work around them.


Posted by: Brian O'Donovan
 
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Curiousl – i followed the link to the breaking bad series in the first text line of your article to estimate the value of the series – i.e whether the damages claimed actually might be realisticly mapped to the value of the series. However if you try to look at the preview clips (legally) you get a : this video cannot be watched in your country …
However this is one of the standard motivations for pirating content : No legal availability ofen aligned with no worldwide but time staged releases….so don’t cry over your own mistakes. Analytics will help you find quite a few pirate sites but not solve the “people problem”. Also interestingly enough it is the Americans I know who are a dependable source for download sites – since they evidently can’t easily obtain their series legally here in Europe.


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