Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

Netflix, HBO and 28 other companies form anti-piracy alliance

But who knows if it will actually matter.
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Getty Images

Today, 30 content creators and entertainment companies announced that they have teamed up to fight piracy. The coalition, called ACE -- Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment -- includes the likes of Amazon, HBO, Netflix and Twentieth Century Fox.

The goal, according to ACE's press release, is to build on ongoing efforts to curtail piracy and in that regard, the group will utilize its members' expertise as well as the that of the Motion Picture Association of America. ACE will conduct research and work with law enforcement as part of its anti-piracy efforts.

The group said that as digital entertainment continues to grow, so does the threat of piracy, adding that last year, streaming piracy sites raked in a whopping 21.4 billion visits. And there has been some high profile pirating of late. In April, a hacker stole the latest season of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, held it for ransom and released most of the episodes when they didn't get what they wanted. Last month, Disney was the target of a similar attack. Though, if you want to make money from a stolen feature film, you should probably pick something better than the fifth installment of the increasingly lame Pirates of the Caribbean series.

What kind of impact ACE will actually have on piracy will remain to be seen and the group has been pretty vague about its strategies. But with so many big names jumping into the alliance, it's at least pretty clear that they're taking it seriously.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

View
NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx's touchdown on Bennu

NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx's touchdown on Bennu

View
The Morning After: 2020 iPad Air review, and RIP to Quibi

The Morning After: 2020 iPad Air review, and RIP to Quibi

View
Hummer EV 'supertruck' has a UI built on Unreal Engine and runs Android

Hummer EV 'supertruck' has a UI built on Unreal Engine and runs Android

View
Quibi confirms it's shutting down

Quibi confirms it's shutting down

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr