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New report: Digital piracy bigger than ever

Digital piracy rose by 1.6% last year, says a new report published by antipiracy consultancy MUSO which has identified more than 300.2 billion visits to piracy websites in 2017.

Topping the list are piracy websites hosting television content, accounting for over a third of all visits, followed by piracy websites offering music and film.

As for geographical spread, USA make the most visits to piracy sites. First runner up on the list is Russia, closely followed by India.

“There is a belief that the rise in popularity of on-demand services – such as Netflix and Spotify – have solved piracy, but that theory simply doesn’t stack up. Our data suggests that piracy is more popular than ever,” said Andy Chatterley, co-founder and CEO, MUSO.

For more information, please visit MUSO's website.