There are many examples of successful self-regulation in business life. One of them is age ratings for films and games. The rating processes are relatively quiet and, despite there being many ratings, there are very few complaints.
The reason for this could be the regulation of the self-regulation, which assigns duties and responsibilities to all parties involved.
RIPE NCC: Epic Fail
The exact opposite of this is self-regulation on the Internet. As early as spring 2018, this blog pointed out the failure of self-regulated services provided by RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens). RIPE NCC is responsible for assigning numbers and names on the Internet for Europe and parts of Asia. Other parts of the world are represented by 4 others organizations of ICANN, the worldwide Internet self-government organization.
Although the article revealed that RIPE NCC provides services to criminal customers, the bad boys are still being served. These criminals pay for membership of RIPE NCC. Internet self-administration a la RIPE NCC: An oath of disclosure! weiterlesen
In February, this blog showed the importance of Cloudflare for Internet piracy.
This analysis was based on the top 5,000 of the still existing copyright infringing pages of the Google Transparency Report. These include more than 2.9 billion reports on deletions from the Google search index; they account for 79% of all reported URLs.
The 1,355 domains that are parked with companies such as Team Internet, Sedo or GoDaddy have to be subtracted from the 5,000 domains. Although these domains still exist, they are currently not used for copyright infringements.
This leaves 3,645 domains. Of these 3,645 copyright-infringing sites, 41.9% run via Cloudflare. For their part, they are responsible for 44.7% of the copyright infringements reported to Google.
But where are the other 58.1% of the pages or 55.3% of the infringing files? This will be examined in more detail below. Beyond Cloudflare: Data centres for pirated copies – The hall of shame weiterlesen
A request by the German political party the FDP in the Bundestag in October 2018 shows how important the issue of illegal distribution of TV content via the Internet (IPTV) really is.
Obviously, the FDP based their request on a study carried out by the Vaunet association from August 2018. The association’s study examined the usage behaviour of consumers and tried to quantify the economic damage. According to the study, this amounted to € 700 million for Germany alone.
However, the provider’s view is missing in the analysis. Illegal services are not isolated. They require many intermediaries to function. These intermediaries play an important, if not decisive, role in solving the problem. A key role is played in particular by data centres from which illegal IPTV streams are „sent“ into the world wide web. France – La Grande Nation when it comes to illegal IPTV weiterlesen