Piracy Over the Top Virtual Seminar
23 – 24 June 2020


Day 1: 23 June 2020



Welcome Address and Summary of Piracy Landscape in South East Asia

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
Neil Gane, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)



OTT Piracy and Economic Impact in South East Asia – Pre and Post COVID-19 Pandemic

Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia (MPA)



Lessons Learnt from State Sponsored Piracy

Are current international legal frameworks sufficient and timely to mitigate against the impact of State Sponsored Piracy? What were the lessons learned, and what should the industry be focusing on now”?

Cameron Andrews, Legal Director Anti-Piracy, beIN Media Group



Tech Panel: Initiative Through Innovation

In this session, we will explore how pirates are modifying their infrastructure and technologies to create the next generation of pirate networks, and what techniques we can implement in order to mitigate against the next iteration of technological change in the piracy ecosystem

Pascal Metral, Vice President Legal Affairs, NAGRA
Avigail Gutman, VP Security and Intelligence Operations, Synamedia
With Aaron Herps, Operations Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)


Developing and Co-ordinating solutions to IPTV piracy in Europe – a UK Perspective

Dave Lowe, Head of IP Enforcement Capacity Building, IPO, UK



Supporting a Healthy Video Ecosystem

Google will highlight its approach towards Anti-Piracy; products to support discovery of legitimate content and efforts to mitigate copyright infringement.

Rohan Tiwary, Head of Media, News & Entertainment, APAC Partnerships, Google
and Jean-Jacques Sahel, Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

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17:50 Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

Day 2: 24 June 2020


Intermediary Engagement – Approaches to Working with Search Engines, Payment Processors and Hosting Service Providers

Phillip Davies, Group Director for Anti-Piracy Partnerships, SKY, UK
Chris Pyer, Investigator, SKY, UK


Approaches & Efficacy of Site Blocking: Part 1 – Judicial Site Blocking

Andrew Stewart, Partner, Baker McKenzie, Australia
Andy Leck, Principal, Baker McKenzie, Singapore
With Yew Kuin Cheah, Principal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company


Approaches & Efficacy of Site Blocking: Part 2 – Administrative Site Blocking

Since August 2019 over 2,200 piracy websites and ISD application domains have been blocked by Indonesian regulator, KOMINFO, averaging 60+ sites blocked every 10 days. This has resulted in piracy traffic decreasing by 62% and traffic to legal sites increasing by 41%. These results are testament to the effectiveness of a ‘rolling’ site blocking strategy.

H.B. Naveen, CEO, Falcon Pictures, Indonesia
Neil Gane, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)



Sports Piracy: Challenges in Bringing the Beautiful Game to the People

The current global climate has seen sports get temporarily suspended, and as it returns, stadiums emptied of its supporters. Has this provided any new learnings on piracy? i.e. Scale of sports piracy? Have pirates shifted activities in any surprising ways? Have you had to reassess, refocus strategies or efforts in any particular area?


Matt Cheetham, Head of Business Affairs Asia Pacific, The Premier League

Juan Jose Rotger, Global Content Protection Manager, La Liga
With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA


Closing Remarks and End of Seminar

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
Neil Gane, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)