In the summer of 2018, a report from anti-piracy company Irdeto examined the payment processing abilities of 400 pirate IPTV supplier sites. It found that the majority (76%) openly advertised their payment options with Visa, Mastercard and PayPal leading the way.
The strong message from Irdeto was that such payment processors should be supporting legitimate media organizations by conducting better due diligence and stopping support for pirate streaming services.
“If media organizations threaten to vote with their feet against payment platforms that enable piracy, it’ll be fascinating to see who blinks first,” the report said.
At the time we wondered whether this type of threat was the best way to achieve change. Now, more than two years later, the tone appears to have softened somewhat while still carrying a serious message.
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