CEG TEK International

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CEG TEK International
Private
Industry Digital media, Copy protection, online infringement tracking
Founded 2009 (2009)
Defunct 2016 (2016)
Headquarters Beverly Hills, California, United States
Services Copyright infringement detection and remediation
Website www.cegtek.com

CEG TEK International (formerly Copyright Enforcement Group) was a Los Angeles-based copyright monetization firm.[1] The company also conducted and released studies about unauthorized distribution of motion pictures, music, and other forms of digital media.[2][3]

CEG TEK International primarily represented motion picture studios, including Nu Image and Millennium Films, and protected their digital content online.[4][5] The company monitored P2P file sharing. Electronic notices were sent to Internet Service Providers and their customers, which offered a release of liability in exchange for a settlement amount. CEG TEK International claimed users who paid for their infringement were less likely to share illegal content in future.

Controversy[edit]

It had been claimed that CEG TEK's activities could be classified as copyright trolling.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Wallenstein (28 April 2014). "Most Pirated TV Shows, Networks Dominated by Broadcasters". Variety. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014. 
  2. ^ Trent Moore (28 April 2014). "Not just Thrones: Genre shows dominate Top 10 most torrented TV shows list". blastr. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Eriq Gardner (9 Sep 2014). "Expendables 3 Torrent Downloaders Now Being Targeted for Copyright Infringement". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014. 
  5. ^ Ted Johnson (17 Sep 2014). "Producers Threaten Individual Expendables 3 Pirates With Legal Action". Variety. Retrieved 17 Nov 2014. 
  6. ^ "Canada begins receiving CEG-TEK DMCA settlement letters". Cashman Law Firm. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Copyright Enforcement Group (CEG-TEK)". Fight Copyright Trolls. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "CEG-TEK, Rightscorp., Etc". 15 Feb 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website