With Sky, I help to protect the creative industries from media piracy
“Our future is driven by the needs of our customers, which is evident in our commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and preventing illegal access to our content.”
Fabian Seitz –
Head of Investigations, Content Protection
After two years of working on internet investigations in the cybercrime department at BLKA Munich, I decided I wanted to start a career with the autonomy and freedom to steer my path. Tackling media piracy with Sky Deutschland’s Content Protection team was tailor-made for me because I want to challenge the notion that piracy is a ‘victimless crime’. The rights holders as well as a large number of people in the creative industries suffer as a result, and I want to be part of the solution to protect actors, makers, producers, and their intellectual property.
My day-to-day revolves around stopping intellectual property crime with my team, checking internal and publically available data for criminals. This is how we initiate investigations, cooperating with the police and public prosecutors in the process. We also collaborate with teams such as Special Broadcasting Service, Fraud, Legal, Platform Tech and Sky IT/UK so that together, we can find new ways to effectively combat piracy.
There are so many things I can be proud of in my career. The open culture and environment at Sky means that everyone is welcome to be who they are. It’s more than a mantra. It’s lived by everyone around me. I’m especially proud of Sky for our commitment to social projects such as Sky Cares, and to sustainable initiatives like Ocean Rescue. And of course, I’m proud of my team. When we receive positive feedback from law enforcement on our research, it makes all the hard work so worthwhile. We owe this to every person who works to make exciting new content, and to all of our honest customers.