Protection against online piracy

Group-IB Anti-Piracy protects brands against pirated usage and unauthorized distribution of their unique digital content.

Global online piracy has been on the rise for years. Despite increasingly available legal streaming options, online piracy remains a significant concern for many industries relating to information technologies, software, telecommunications, audio recording, movie and TV show production, and the sports and entertainment segments.

During the pandemic, traffic to pirated websites increased by 40%. Shadow revenues are also increasing. To put it into perspective: the annual income of an average illegal online cinema is around $160,000, while a pirated content streaming website makes $89,000 per year on average.

The most pirated content — quick facts


Online streams

TV shows and movies


Computer games




Sports broadcasts

Protect your digital content and revenue

Group-IB‘s Anti-Piracy team uses unique machine-learning technologies applied to complex investigations of cyberattacks in order to detect pirate resources, identify their owners, and block infringing content.

Group-IB leverages its reputation among hosting providers and domain registrars worldwide to promptly remove unauthorized content.

We collaborate with the leading anti-piracy associations and law-enforcement agencies to combat online piracy on a global scale.


of links to illegal resources are successfully blocked within 7 days


of pirated content is removed on a pre-trial basis

30 min

is the average time to detect the first pirated copy of a movie

How it works:

01. Monitoring

Group-IB’s Anti-Piracy monitors more than 100,000 resources in multiple languages ranging from torrent trackers and streaming services to groups in social media and pirated platforms on the deep and the dark web.


  • Domain name databases
  • Search engines
  • Social media
  • Mobile app stores
  • Marketplaces and classifieds platforms
  • Advertising
  • Instant messengers

02. Violation detection

We have developed advanced digital fingerprinting technology that helps compare digital copies using a set of parameters. Any type of pirated content can be detected, even if it has been significantly modified.

Our Anti-Piracy team verifies all detected links to ensure that no legal content is blocked by accident.

We detect:

  • Pirated content
  • Pirated online streams

03. Enforcement

We use moderator accounts and programs for trusted vendors to remove unauthorized content immediately. We swiftly:

  • Remove pirated copies
  • Take down pirated online resources
  • Block access to malicious resources
  • Alert users of piracy attempts

Additional services:

  • Investigation
  • Legal support

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Online piracy research

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