Number of Pirated Content per Downloader in Finland

In a survey of over 6,000 people in Finland between the ages of 7 to 84, researchers found that on average each person who downloaded pirated content online had about 2,900 pirated music files and 90 pirated movie files. The researchers who conducted the study beleives that downloaders have more music files is due to… Continue reading Number of Pirated Content per Downloader in Finland

Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

A report by TorrentFreak stated that an online service is providing customers with the ability to set up a fully working online streaming site that displays pirated movies and television shows. People who are looking to own their own movie streaming site pay at least $200 to the service. Once payment is complete, the service… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fully Loaded Movie and TV Show Streaming Site

Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

A study on digital content by La Coalicion found that 51 percent of internet users in Spain accessed pirated content in 2013. 84 percent of all digital content, such as movies and music, were illegally consumed in Spain during the year. 43 percent of the internet users who committed online piracy stated that they had… Continue reading Online Piracy Rate in Spain During 2013

Losses from Android Piracy Websites

The United States Department of Justice reported that the website Appbucket.net provided pirated copies of Android mobile apps to users. In the plea agreement with the websites two founders, criminal justice officials stated that over 1 million pirated apps were illegally downloaded from the website. The value of the downloads was over $700,000, according to… Continue reading Losses from Android Piracy Websites

Online Piracy By Singaporeans

According to a survey, around 60 percent of the population in Singapore committed online piracy at some point in their lives. Breakdown of the piracy rate by age: 16 to 18 years old: 69 percent committed online piracy such as downloading unauthorized content. 19 to 24 years old: 74 percent. 50 to 59 years old:… Continue reading Online Piracy By Singaporeans

How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

In a study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance, researchers calculated that online streaming sites and BitTorrent sites that allow users to access pirated movies and television shows make up to $227 Million a year from advertising. The 30 largest websites, such as The Pirate Bay, earn around $4.4 Million a year, with the largest… Continue reading How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

Illegal Pirated Streams of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

American broadcaster NBC reported that it shut down 45,000 illegally posted video clips or online pirate streams of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Company officials state that 20,000 video clips of the competition was prevented from appearing on YouTube. This was done through filtering technology of the video, as well as flagging the… Continue reading Illegal Pirated Streams of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

File Sharing Declined Between 2008 and 2013

In 2008, file sharing of pirated content online accounted for 31 percent of all Internet traffic, according to Sandvine, a network equipment company. In 2013, file sharing activity accounted for less than 10 percent of overall Internet activity. Entertainment officials attribute the drop to the rise in free online streaming sites. In a study conducted… Continue reading File Sharing Declined Between 2008 and 2013

Impact of Video Game Piracy on Developers in the UK

According to a survey of game developers in the United Kingdom, 57 percent of developers stated that piracy is a problem for their business. 10 percent of the developers stated that stricter enforcement against piracy was the best option in dealing with the problem, while 87 percent stated that creating new business models was the… Continue reading Impact of Video Game Piracy on Developers in the UK

Earnings for a Pirate Movie Uploader to Streaming Sites

In an interview with TorrnetFreak, an online pirate who uploads movies to streaming sites explained how he makes money. According to the individual, a person uploads content such as movies or television shows to a file-hosting site. Users who watch the movies are also show advertisements. The file-hosting website has affiliate programs where ad revenue… Continue reading Earnings for a Pirate Movie Uploader to Streaming Sites