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Operators need joined up security not just content protection

Rather like the arrest of a few drug barons, the few successful actions against content pirates tend to highlight the ever-rising scale of the problem rather than progress made tackling it. This emphasizes that the industry has its work cut out tackling a piracy industry which is expanding its scope and range rapidly as content goes online. This point was rather confirmed by recent cross border piracy arrests in Europe coinciding with an ABI report that $6 billion to $8 billion is now lost a year to piracy and rising. Content piracy, like other areas of criminal activity, is by its nature hard to estimate, but beyond dispute is that online piracy is growing – not shrinking, and broadening out…

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