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Irdeto pinpoints piracy problems in Russia, on back of MTS deal

Dutch content security firm Irdeto has been busy stirring up a whirlwind around content piracy in the media, having recently published results of a survey claiming 87% of Russians do not believe sharing or producing pirated content is illegal. Irdeto won a conditional access contract at mobile specialist MTS in Russia last month, so it certainly has its work cut out. Faultline Online Reporter spoke to Irdeto’s VP Services, Rory O’Connor, at the recent Cable Congress show. He spoke of Irdeto’s footprint in Russia, claiming it is a country of “great connectivity,” which may be true in the urban regions, but 27% of the population live in rural areas – that’s 38.7 million people who are proving much harder to…

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