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Anti-piracy tech firm CEG TEK launches internationally

Piracy measurement firm CEG TEK International is launching its service in Japan and gearing up to roll out in Australia and Canada.

The tech firm monitors the illegal sharing of TV series and other content over peer-to-peer services and then sends a notice to the users in question. The sanction is then entirely dependent upon the content owner.

CEG TEK has been testing its service in Japan with an unnamed media company and said it will now make its service widely available in the country.

The US-based company has also been testing its service in Australia and Canada with a view to launching in both countries. It has hitherto only been available in the US.

It needs to get ISPs on board for its service to work, which is an issue in the US where the several of the large internet firms work with the studios on the Six Strikes graduated response system.

“We have been very pleased with our results in Japan and are planning to ramp up to full capacity there over the rest of 2014 and into 2015,” said company COO Kyle Reed, COO. “With each territory comes new challenges. As market and legislative conditions change, we are ready to ramp up our global efforts as needed. For now, in addition to Japan, Canada and Australia are the key territories we are considering next.”

The tech firm recently published a study looking at the TV shows being illegally shared across P2P networks, which found Game of Thrones was the most pirated show (in April of this year). It claims current anti-piracy campaigns in the P2P world are ineffective.