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VPN Users Could Be Depriving Pirate Sites of Ad Revenue

With website blocking becoming more prevalent around the world, more and more users are turning to VPNs to regain access. However, according to the operator of one of the world’s largest pirate sites, some advertising agencies consider the traffic as worthless. For more than a decade, copyright holders around the world have pushed Internet service […]

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Pirate Bay ‘Promotion’ Increases Post-Release Box Office Revenue, Study Shows

New research suggests that post-release movie piracy through The Pirate Bay is linked to increased box revenue. The counter-intuitive finding is driven by word-of-mouth promotion. The effect, which does not apply to pre-release piracy, results in rather interesting policy implications. Late 2014 The Pirate Bay went offline after Swedish police raided a datacenter near Stockholm. […]