The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) has launched an Anti-Piracy Portal to defend magazine publishers against the growing threat from digital copyright infringement.
Research conducted by the PPA has revealed that on average every time a digital edition of a magazine is legally paid for or accessed, there are a further 44 copies of pirated magazines being illegally downloaded.
To help tackle the problem, the PPA has launched an Anti-Piracy Portal where PPA members can nominate titles to be tracked on the web and then have takedown notices sent to copyright -infringing websites.
The project, which is set to launch on May 14, will run for six months and is based on the Publishers Association’s Copyright Infringement Portal.
Barry McIlheney, CEO of the PPA, said: "As core players in the UK’s broader creative industry, magazine publishers are rightly concerned about this growing problem of digital copyright infringement.
“The PPA is spearheading several activities to address this serious problem, including the launch of the Anti-Piracy Portal, and is committed to working in partnership with other industries and government to seek a long-term, robust solution to piracy.”
For further information contact PPA's Head of Public Affairs Mark Burr.