Content Piracy | Fraud Management

Content Piracy

Comprehensive insights to halt online piracy and protect profitability

Defeat content piracy before it impacts profitability

Online piracy is expected to produce more than $50 billion in revenue losses by 2022. Online video and television piracy is thriving, with 81% of TV and film piracy occurring via unlicensed web streaming that violates content licensing agreements. For communications service providers (CSPs), the consequences of content piracy are tremendous. Illegal streaming of unlicensed video and TV significantly impacts CSP service revenues and overall profitability.

Mobileum provides a unique combination of proprietary technology, data intelligence and analytics expertise to detect and defend against online piracy occurring around the world. The solution ensures the best anti-piracy strategies are in place for consistent protection of digital content and delivers key insights into how piracy trends are developing.
Defeat content piracy before it impacts profitability

Rapidly detect pirated content anywhere online

Discovering pirated content helps CSPs to ensure quality, consistency, and relevance to act quickly.

Mobileum offers a cost-effective anti-piracy service for CSPs using highly sophisticated software, composed of proprietary crawling agents and machine learning algorithms. As part of these services, the solution crawls information on top search engines in search of real-time data relating to illegal content distribution sources.

This discovery process allows the Mobileum system to quickly and effectively block and disrupt the illicit broadcast of CSPs distributed content, such as live streaming sports.
Rapidly detect pirated content anywhere online


"After deploying Mobileum's content piracy analytics, we were able to legally track and stop illegal content distributors, and that has translated into an increase in our premium channel's subscription."


Pedro Bravo | Head of Content Protection

Beat the content piracy ecosystem

As the saying goes, you can’t know what you don’t know - you can’t know about things you have yet to discover.
 
CSPs need to understand if the content they provide, some of which has exclusive distribution rights is being pirated and where. This means they must be able to have greater insight into the content they are offering and immediately identifying whether their current subscription base was the source of the content distribution..

As part of Mobileum's solution, close monitoring at the pre-transmission stage is included. Mobileum monitoring techniques are composed of a hybrid approach where we follow automation, taking advantage of the latest technologies of AI monitoring of content distribution and human-led methods.
Defeat the content piracy ecosystem

Defend legal cases with comprehensive evidence of infringement

RAID case management reduces the gap between content piracy investigation teams and legal departments for the preparation of legal claims against those who infringe on a CSP’s intellectual property.

RAID case management pulls all the content piracy facts together in a single location, providing both analyst teams and legal departments a comprehensive view of the entire case to help build a strong legal strategy. These teams are now able to act faster, accessing preconfigured documents based on collected evidence of content piracy cases quickly and efficiently. Case management allows CSPs to keep track of evidence, as well as prepare all the necessary documentation, to legally pursue fraudsters of content piracy using a single integrated application.
Defend legal cases with comprehensive evidence of infringement

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AI-powered anti-piracy system

Without the proper technology, disabling all unlawful streams can be an impossible task, even with an extensive workforce allocated to it.

Instead of squandering hours of manual labor, Mobileum’s solution utilizes the power of machine learning to fight back against online piracy. With proprietary crawlers and AI algorithms, Mobileum's solution works through the internet to locate illegal streams.
Benefit from sophisticated AI and ML algorithms that automatically detect streaming anomalies. As suspicious content is identified, the Mobileum machine-learning system and global threat curation team review the less obvious suspected infringement links before taking enforcement action.
AI-powered anti-piracy system

Not all streamers are there for illegal purposes

If your current approach is to take a swift action against all users of streaming boxes and applications, you may be punishing your legitimate subscribers. This occurs when CSPs solely rely on techniques that verify content passing all or part of internet traffic through DPI servers. 

To accurately differentiate between legal and illegal users, CSPs need to go more granular in their analysis to achieve an informed context. As an example of contextual analysis, Mobileum can identify subscribers using apps such as Bit Torrent Live, VPNs, Anonymizers, or other known applications to stream or download content and correlate that usage with popular live-streamed events taking place.
Not all streamers are there for illegal purposes

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6 reasons why you need Mobileum’s content piracy solution

Rapidly detect pirated content
Rapidly detect pirated content
Mobileum’s content piracy solution identifies and stops pirate streams in real-time, which is critical especially due to the value of live content such as sports events where the top value is achieved when broadcasted live. As part of our solution, we identify websites and social media posts containing links, which may lead to illegal streaming. 
End-to-end solution
End-to-end solution
We analyze and classify information through advanced machine learning techniques and our cybersecurity specialized team for rapid response. As part of our end-to-end approach, we detect potential violations gathering and storing vast quantities of information through big data processes to prepare all case evidence necessary to pursuit infringers.
Identify infringers to the source
Identify infringers to the source
The illegal content hosted by cyberlockers or P2P networks is not easy to find. The pirated material reaches the end-user through intermediaries who are responsible for promoting such content. As part of our service, we provide the mechanisms to track down the piracy networks up to their supply chains to help our customers safeguard their valuable assets.
Prepare all case evidence
Prepare all case evidence
Presenting a case to the legal authorities requires teams to be well organized and to plan ahead. As part of our case management tool, we collect evidence of content piracy activities, including past interactions with criminal stakeholders, and store all the evidence for supporting legal activities.
Automated crawling technology
Automated crawling technology
Our cloud-based solution offers a set of tools developed to extract and interpret the embedded watermarking with the latest advancements in web crawling technology, meaning that detection of infringing content is much quicker. Once the illegal stream has been detected, analyzed, and validated, our workflows are able to implement enforcement activities quickly.
Multi-disciplinary specialists
Multi-disciplinary specialists
An effective content piracy strategy requires an understanding of the changing piracy landscape, keeping track of how pirates evolve and in many cases predicting where they will move to next. As part of our solution, we utilize automation and scalable technology, together with human piracy expert oversight to rapidly detect and verify infringing content across different distribution channels.

How we leverage machine learning against content piracy

Smart Web Crawling
Smart Web Crawling
Using Smart Web Crawling technology, we are able to extract the dynamic content piracy advertising data in real-time and keep a tracking record on the website updates. Our technology can even extract information from complex websites with difficult structures by using its built-in Regex and XPath configuration to locate elements precisely.
Image Video Recognition
Image & Video Recognition
Our AI tools automate the process of discovery for suspicious content piracy on new or previously identified sites, allowing you to find more and react faster on time-sensitive live content.  Our technology is empowered by the ability to train a deep neural network to classify illegal streaming videos for unbiased, high-quality results. It automates analysis, putting the power of deep learning algorithms in the hands of your counter-fraud strategy.
Natural Language Processing
Natural Language Processing
Contextual analysis is at the core of our Natural Language Processing (NLP) usage. As part of our solution, we leverage contextual word analysis by embedding models to obtain top-notch results in several NLP tasks. The notion of context can vary according to the goals to achieve. For example, while understanding if a specific topic fits into a piracy context, the surrounding words carry contextual information.

An end-to-end solution to protect content providers' revenues

Our solution provides a one-stop shop for content piracy detection, disclosure, and dispute resolution. Mobileum’s scalable, cloud-based automated crawling technology and its team of multi-disciplinary specialists are highly effective at defeating online piracy.

As part of our solution, we offer integration with major social media websites and their rights management department for rapid removal of infringing content. The case management tool is prepared to deliver automated workflows for legit brands adverting on piracy websites, and legal authorities that can receive information based on collected evidence of content infringement.

Using automated workflows CSPs can also create automated actions to identify consumers that are watching illegal streams and motivate them to switch to legal services. These notices of copyright infringements allow the consumers to become aware that they alone are responsible for their actions online.
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