Russian online gambling operator 1xBet is believed to be the first online gambling operator to appear in Hollywood’s Black Book of Digital Piracy Vendors.
At the end of September, the American Film Institute (MPA) sent the USTrade (USTR) response to the USTR’s so-called infamous market review in response to the annual editorial of the “Online and Offline Market”. Facilitates significant copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.”
MpA’s submission sedat in the “site and service”, which specifically describes the current nature and scope of online content theft. In the Ad Network and Online Advertising Entities section, MPA selects 1xBet, a “online gambling giant”, that supports operations by using piracy as a “vehicle”. (In fact, 1xBet is the only company listed in that MPA category.)
In particular, MPA says it has begun to support some of the initial releases of 1xBet”Theatrical Camcode and infringing streams of live television broadcasts.” Betting sites ” will pay to insert visual and audio ads into new pirated content sources that encourage cloning and live streaming piracy”s promotional code to “burn” the watermark into pirated video files.
1xBet’s propensity to promote its offer through pirate video is not new, but its publicity activity has recently increased dramatically enough to be ranked as russia’s third-largest online video advertiser.
In September, Torrent Monster reported on statistics provided by brand protection firm White Bullet that 1xBet ads showed “regularly found”” on 1,200 ‘pirate’ video sites over the past six months.
At this point, we are obligated to point out that curacao license 1xBet.com ostensibly holds a license to offer online betting in Russia and is a separate entity 1xBet.ru. Non-Russian 1xBet has recently faced regulatory challenges in the UK market, forcing the company to shut down operations for the UK and several English football clubs have cut off sponsorship links to the company.