Forbes  Oct 31  Comment 
The explosive growth in Netflix is offsetting losses from piracy, at least that's the case for now. Traditional cable networks are facing challenges in preventing the theft of their content.
Forbes  Oct 10  Comment 
The recording and film industries have presented their lists of the worst piracy websites to the US government - making, incidentally, for a pretty good cut-out-and-keep guide to finding illegal content.
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 6  Comment 
The Navy’s stealth frigate INS Trishul today foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden. The piracy attempt was made on the Indian ship MV Jag Amar at 12:30 pm and t...
Forbes  Sep 21  Comment 
The European Commission has been called out for failing to publish data indicating that piracy has little effect on legitimate content sales.
BBC News  Aug 30  Comment 
Kim Dotcom's Bitcache service is designed to let users to monetise videos, images, stories and computer code.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 22  Comment 
The government is trying to build awareness about protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and is also working closely with the music and film industry to check piracy, Commerce & Industr...
WA Business News  Aug 18  Comment 
Film distributor Village Roadshow has won in legal proceedings brought against telco services including Telstra, forcing them to block domain names for services used to illegally download movies and other programs.
Forbes  Jul 20  Comment 
Did piracy concerns lead Jay-Z to widen his musical release of 4:44? An expert weighs in.
The Economist  Jun 1  Comment 
RIPPING off films still reaps riches: the business model holds even in the internet age. Someone makes a digital file of a film, either with a camera in a theatre or by copying a DVD, then sells the file to operators of dodgy websites, many of...
guardian.co.uk  May 17  Comment 
Hackers hoped Disney would pay up when they threatened to leak Dead Men Tell No Tales online – but have they scuppered the wrong vessel? Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out on 26 May, was only 10 days from release when...


Digital piracy is the unauthorized reproduction and distribution of electronic and audio-visual media. The advent of digital media and analog/digital conversion technologies, especially those that are usable on mass-market general-purpose personal computers, has vastly increased the concerns of copyright-dependent individuals and organizations, especially within the music and movie industries. While analog media inevitably loses quality with each copy generation, and in some cases even during normal use, digital media files may be duplicated an unlimited number of times with no degradation in the quality of subsequent copies.

The advent of personal computers as household appliances has made it convenient for consumers to convert media originally in a physical/analog form or a broadcast form into a universal, digital form (in a process called ripping) for location- or timeshifting. This, combined with the Internet and popular file sharing tools, has facilitated unauthorized distribution of copies of copyrighted digital media.

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