While film piracy has evolved and diversified over time, the approaches to combating piracy have remained fairly stagnant.
This post was originally published on Medium, by Custos Tech’s Lead Content Protection Consultant, Jon Roth. Iarla Flynn, Head of Public Policy at Google, once famously said that “online piracy is primarily an availability and a pricing problem.” Although there are myriad complex issues influencing the potential (read: probable) [...]
This post was originally published on Medium, by Custos Tech’s Lead Content Protection Consultant, Jon Roth. Pop quiz: How much money do you stand to lose if your feature film lands up on Pirate Bay before its scheduled release date? (a) [...]
How using Screener Copy, powered by Custos, is helping filmmakers and distributors get to profit faster
The movie industry has a piracy problem. Almost 60% of movies are leaked before they’ve been in the cinema less than two weeks. What’s worse: pre-release piracy, according to research from Carnegie Mellon University, reduces the lifetime profit of [...]
This post was originally published on Medium, by Custos Tech's COO, Fred Lutz. In early 2016, we launched the first version of the online video distribution and anti-piracy product that is now called Screener Copy. We needed a way [...]
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