While streaming services were supposed to cut down on illegal music downloading, the IFPI reports a 5% increase in music piracy worldwide since last year.
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Popular YouTube audio ripping website ‘youtube-mp3′ has been shut down after losing a lawsuit to major labels.
Major labels like Universal Music are removing covers of their copyrighted songs from users’ personal Facebook accounts.
To say that the advent of piracy shifted the economic landscape of the music industry is to say that the sky is blue. Though a select cadre of artists like Adele and Taylor Swift continue to sell albums while defying streaming platforms, it is self-evident that DMCA litigation has, overall, a limited efficacy in combatting music piracy.
Co-founder of the PIrate Bay developed a device that makes millions of copies of tracks per day to demonstrate the minimal impact of piracy.
With more and more gamers turning to free apps and ways to cop their favorite games online, developers are getting more and more snarky. We’ve reached the point where they are even pirating their own games and uploading copies onto bit torrents just so they can troll potential users. Canadian indie developers at Noodlecake Studios are even using a popular EDM artist to make a point. The developers have plenty of hit games but recently noticed that some shocking data on their new critically acclaimed Wayward Souls game: only about 11% of their downloads were actually paid for. Even though the game
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We’re all guilty of piracy at some point in our lives. Whether it be intentional through sharing software and torrents, or by simply turning our computers on and accidentally downloading pirated freeware. While numerous government actions have been taken against this crime, none have really worked without violating our rights or upsetting the public enough [...]
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