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Hollywood entertainment group to fight piracy
A group of 30 entertainment companies, including major players like Netflix, HBO, Twentieth Century Fox and Amazon, have teamed up to take on piracy.
Uniting together as ACE, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, the coalition of studios, networks, digital media players and distributors plans to combine resources and work alongside law enforcement to put an end to piracy.
Though the companies recognise the positive impact of digital innovations with them comes an increase in piracy. It’s estimated that last year alone there were 5.4 billion illegally downloaded films and TV shows and piracy sites racked up a massive 21.4 billion visits. And, we’ve seen high-profile evidence of this just recently when a hacker held Netflix to ransom over the latest series of Orange is the New Black, Disney lost out when the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film was stolen and HBO took a hit when Game of Thrones season 5 was leaked.
Covfefe was not a typo
We all heartily guffawed over this meme-able tweet from President Trump:
But now it turns out that COVFEFE is real.
Sky News reports that the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) bill was written up to ensure that presidential tweets aren’t deleted.
MikeQuigley said: ‘If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference.’