A lot of software used for piracy purposes were probably not necessarily designed to be that way. For example software used to rip CDs to MP3s were probably designed to be for personal use, but people later used it to rip MP3s and distribute them on the web. The same can be said for Kodi, but unfortunately Google doesn’t seem to see it that way.
Music streaming was meant to be one of the ways to solve music piracy. By creating a service where people could listen to as much music as they like for a fixed price every month, versus buying music piecemeal which could easily add up to the hundreds, it does solve one of the reasons why people pirate, which is pricing.
When digital movies and music were sold piecemeal, it was sort of easy to see why people might turn to piracy. However with the introduction of subscription-based streaming where consumers can pay a flat fee and stream as much video and music as they would like, you would think that it might see a drop in piracy, right?
Internet service providers (ISP) as their name suggests provides internet services to users, and what users do with that internet is really up to them, save for certain restrictions that might have been put into place by the government. This also means that the onus for catching and stopping pirates is usually on the copyright holder, not the ISP.
For the past few years, HBO’s Game of Thrones has had the “honor” of being the most pirated TV show, a title that they’ve won pretty much for the past six years or so, and it seems that their streak won’t be ending anytime soon because according to a report from TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones is 2017’s most pirated TV show as well.
These days with the number of videos uploaded onto YouTube, you can find tutorials for just about anything, from how to poach an egg all the way up to how to build your own home. There also exists tutorials for things that are illegal, like how to rip videos from websites, music, and so on, and for the most part no one has really gotten into any trouble, at least […]
It is a common belief that piracy has an effect on product sales. For example if you were to illegally download an album instead of buying it, it means that the record label has sold one less album that they could have otherwise sold. The same can also be said for video games, but apparently that isn’t necessarily the case.
It is no secret that Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV shows to date, and as the show progresses along with its story, things naturally get more intense and people are more tuned in than ever, especially given the fact that there will be a definitive ending, versus some other series which tend to be milked for all its worth, season after season.
HBO’s Game of Thrones series has a lot of titles that they can put to its name, although there’s probably one title that we’re sure HBO isn’t really liking so much, and that is the show being one of the most pirated series of all time. Given that each season seems to be drawing viewers deeper, and deeper into the world of Westeros, it looks like its piracy isn’t slowing […]
Given that not everyone subscribes to HBO, it is astounding how many fans of Game of Thrones are out there. However considering that the series is one of the most pirated series of all time, it makes a lot of sense, but HBO is certainly not taking too kindly to this. A report from TorrentFreak reveals that HBO is keeping a close eye on pirates.
Regardless of whatever medium developers choose to release their games on, there will bound to be piracy. Whether it be a digital or physical release, somehow, someone will find a way. In fact it seems that less than half a year since the Nintendo Switch was released, it looks like cartridge ROM dumps are finding their way online.
When you think of piracy, you might think of DVDs being sold out of a trunk of a car, or behind a closed door at some shop, but rarely would you expect pirated movies to be displayed and offered up so openly especially in the middle of a mall, right? According to a report from TorrentFreak, that’s what you might expect should you ever go to a mall in Ethiopia.
If you have ever downloaded anything illegally before via torrents like a movie or music, you may or may not have received an email from your ISP warning you that your IP address has been detected downloading copyrighted material. However usually this is as far as it goes as the legal stuff is typically handled by the copyright owner, like movie studios or record labels.
There are some consumers who if presented with a free option would always go for that as opposed to paying for it. This is evidenced in music, movies, TV shows, video games, books, and so on. However if you have downloaded the pirated version of Mass Effect: Andromeda, you might want to consider upgrading to the original copy.