What Next For Streaming Services In The Age Of Cancel Culture?
Away from the febrile world of celebrity outrage, a new kind of right to rescind is emerging, and it may create a significant headache for paid-for film and TV streaming services - in fact any subscription model based business.
MUSO reveals the most torrented films in May
MUSO tracks unlicensed file-sharing of film content across the torrent network. The Marvel film, Avengers: Infinity War came out on top for May, with increased popularity driven by the release of the sequel Avengers: Endgame at the end of April.
DRM – the cracks are starting to show
As Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5 is cracked and pirated on its first day of release, we must question whether preventative Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the right approach to the problem of game piracy, says Adam Hitchen, Technical Services Executive at MUSO.
What happens when we get Film and TV subscription fatigue?
With Apple’s announcement of a new paid-for film and TV streaming service, the list of rights-owners and broadcasters launching rival Netflix services keeps on growing. Amazon, Disney-Fox; even the BBC and ITV with their Britbox service are all throwing their hats into the ring.
To compete with Netflix, online piracy is upping its game
Nearly 190 billion visits were made to illegal piracy websites in 2018, according to MUSO, a company that tracks the scale of digital piracy – 5.75bn of which came from the UK (and a further 17.4bn from the US). Almost half of all visits to piracy websites were for television shows, with nearly one in five visitors to illicit sites seeking out the latest film.
Inside the complex world of illegal sports streaming
Piracy is not a new problem, nor solely a sports one. But as the world gradually learns to corral some forms of it, illegal streamers are still flourishing. According to piracy data company MUSO, humans made 362.7 million visits to sports piracy websites in January 2019 alone.
Global piracy hits 190 billion visits in 2018, but UK sees a drop
For copyright holders, we’ve got good news and bad news. Let’s start with the good: visits to pirate sites in the UK dropped to 5.75 billion in 2018. That may sound like pretty limited good news, given it’s still a huge number, but if you think that’s not great, then here’s the bad news: piracy worldwide hit 190 billion visits over the year.