The State of Piracy Summit is the companion event focused on streaming pirated services. Streaming piracy is the biggest competitive threat to our industry and investing in anti-piracy measures should become the new ‘cost of doing business’.  The 2022 State of Piracy Summit is an opportunity to hear from recognized international authorities as they discuss proven and effective strategies which disrupt and curb streaming piracy and how these can be employed for greatest effect.

Confirmed Speakers

Bharat Kapoor
Bharat Kapoor
Vice President, Online Brand Protection
Paul Watters
Paul Watters
Akash Saxena
Akash Saxena
Senior Vice President, Head of Technology
Disney+ Hotstar
Foxtel - Peter Daly -R
Peter Daly
Head of Content Protection & LEA Liaison
Foxtel Australia
Nick - Interpol
Nick Court
Coordinator, IP Crime and Digital Piracy
Mark Mulready
Mark Mulready
Vice President – Cyber Services
Juan Carlos
Juan Jose Rotger
Global Content Protection Manager
La Liga
Pascal Metral
Vice President Legal Affairs
Abrahim Farraj
Abrahim Farraj
Director, Creative Content Protection
Stefan Sergot
Head of Legal-Enforcement
Premier League
Avigail Gutman
Vice President, Security and Intelligence Operations
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Cédric Hardouin
Executive Vice President, R&D
Peter Szyszko
Peter Szyszko
Chief Executive Officer
White Bullet
Sushmita Thakuar - YouTube
Sushmita Thakur
Head of Partner Operations, APAC
Louis Boswell
Chief Executive Officer
Aaron Herps
General Manager
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Event Agenda

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

An overview of Piracy across the APAC region, the activities and initiatives that are currently underway, as well as a look at the progress that has been made this year, despite the restrictions put in place by the current pandemic.

Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

According to new research from the Digital Citizens Alliance and White Bullet, online criminals who offer stolen movies, TV shows, games, and live events through websites and apps are reaping $1.34 billion in annual advertising revenues. And it is big money, in large part funded by advertising, including by well-known and iconic brands. In this session, we will take a look at the latest research around advertising in piracy and how this issue can be addressed.


Dr. Paul Watters, CEO, Cyberstronomy

Peter Szyszko, CEO, White Bullet

With Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

As the world struggled through various states of freedoms over another year, we have seen a return to some sort of normality again – regular sports broadcasts returned, content production began to normalise – but with so many people still trying to get access to the myriad of content– not always legally, what mistakes are we seeing, and what are best practices to ensure pirates don’t see your content as the next best target?


Akash Saxena, SVP, Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar

Peter Daly, Head of Content Protection & LEA Liaison, Foxtel Australia

Avigail Gutman, VP Security and Intelligence Operations, Synamedia

With Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Sushmita Thakur, Head of Partner Operations, APAC, YouTube

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

Piracy continues to grow; and digital ads fund some 85% of online pirate streaming activity. Major brands and hundreds of others are still unknowingly supporting piracyIn this session we discuss how advertisers and their agencies should institute best practices that have already been proven effective to increase brand safety, and how can we keep legitimate advertising from illegitimate services.


Bharat Kapoor, VP, Online Brand Protection, Authentix

Abrahim Farraj, Director, Creative Content Protection, NBCUniversal

With Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Data can be gathered from many sources – but it’s what we do with that data that allows us to make informed choices on what to do next. In this session, we discuss how we use Intelligence derived from various sources, whether it be for Investigations or lobbying, and how it dictates our decision making on anti-piracy strategy and enforcement.


Juan Jose Rotger, Global Content Protection Manager, La Liga

Pascal Metral, Vice President Legal Affairs, NAGRA

With Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Just like online piracy is a problem everywhere, so too the enforcement actions against piracy syndicates can have global ramifications.  With that in mind, it’s important to recognise the international cooperation that occurs to make a successful case.  In this session, we look at cross-border enforcement cases and the challenges in getting a successful, longer lasting outcomes.


Mark Mulready, Vice President – Cyber Services, Irdeto

Stefan Sergot, Head of Legal-Enforcement, Premier League

Cédric Hardouin, EVP, R&D, Viaccess-Orca

With Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

With online copyright piracy a growing threat around the world, INTERPOL recently launched its Stop Online Piracy (I-SOP) initiative to counter online piracy and crimes involving intellectual property rights infringements, identify and dismantle illicit online marketplaces, target criminal networks and confiscate their assets.

Nick Court, Coordinator, IP Crime and Digital Piracy, INTERPOL

With Aaron Herps, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)