CEG TEK International
|Industry||Digital media, Anti-piracy, online piracy tracking|
|Headquarters||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Jon Nicolini (CTO)
Kyle Reed (COO)
|Services||Copyright infringement detection and remediation|
CEG TEK International (formerly Copyright Enforcement Group) is a Los Angeles-based copyright monetization firm. The company also conducts and releases studies about piracy of motion pictures, music, and other forms of digital media.
CEG TEK International primarily represents motion picture studios, including Nu Image and Millennium Films, and protects their digital content online. The company uses proprietary technology to monitor piracy on P2P file sharing networks and across the web. Once infringement is detected, an electronic notice is sent to users which offers a release of liability in exchange for a nominal settlement amount. CEG TEK International claims users who pay for their infringement are less likely to share illegal content in future.
In 2013, CEG TEK International measured illicit activity surrounding independent films on the BitTorrent P2P network leading up to the year's American Film Market festival and revealed that Elysium was most pirated.
In March 2014, the company monitored piracy of Academy Award-nominated films and found that the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave surged the most after the ceremony aired. In April, CEG TEK International published data about the most pirated television networks and shows on the P2P hub BitTorrent. The most pirated television show of the tracked titles was HBO's Game of Thrones. 27,425 unique users in the United States illegally shared Game of Thrones, in addition to 289,310 users worldwide. CEG TEK International's report also found that half of the top ten most pirated networks are broadcasters, and seven of the top ten most pirated shows come from broadcast.
In August 2014, the company furnished data and commentary to the Washington Post regarding illicit activity of Netflix's Emmy-nominated series in anticipation of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014. After the ceremony, the company documented the dramatic increase in piracy among Emmy-nominated and Emmy-winning television series. There was a significant correlation between series' Emmy wins and the resulting illicit activity.
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- Carlos Alberto Sánchez (30 April 2014). "Las series de HBO, con Juego de Tronos a la cabeza, son las más descargadas del mundo" (in Spanish). ADSL Zone. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
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- David Wharton (28 April 2014). "The Walking Dead Is One Of The Most Pirated Shows On Bittorrent". Giant Freakin Robot. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
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- "Most Pirated Networks and Shows". Week-N-TV. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
- Cecilia Kang (24 Aug 2014). "Orange Is the New Black is now the second-most pirated TV show in the world". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
- Todd Spangler (2 Sep 2014). "Breaking Bad Piracy Rates Soar Fivefold After 2014 Emmy Wins". Variety. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
- David Bloom (2 Sep 2014). "Breaking Bad, Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas Score Big On Piracy Charts, Too". Deadline. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
- Cecilia Kang (2 Sep 2014). "Emmy winners also score big with pirates". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
- Emma Woollacott (3 Sep 2014). "Breaking Bad Piracy Soars After Emmy Wins". Forbes. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.
- Saba Hamedy (3 Sep 2014). "Piracy of Breaking Bad, other Emmy favorites surges after awards". LA Times. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014.