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Australian Piracy Rates Drop, But So Does Spending

News This week Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts published its latest consumer survey on copyright infringement. The data reveal that while there are apparently fewer Aussie pirates, overall spending on music, movies and games is down too. Pirate site blocking does seem to have some effect, even though the survey overstates the effectiveness […]

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Video Piracy Rates Drop Sharply, But For How Long?

Data from a new survey released by Ampere Analysis shows that video piracy rates are dropping in the United States and several European countries. The research firm links the decrease to a wider availability of legal services, but warns that people may revert back to pirate sites, if the legal landscape continues to fragment. For […]

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Oscars Screener Leaks Drop to All-Time Low

The number of leaked screeners of Oscar-nominated movies has dropped to a new low. Just seven films made have their way to pirate sites thus far. There’s no single reason for this decline but, despite the screener dip, there is no shortage of high quality leaks from other channels. The Oscars is the most watched […]