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.
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.
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.
Oscars 2019: Roma and other Best Picture nominees gaining plenty of pirate attention
An Academy Award is one of the highest honours anyone in the film industry can receive, but it can attract some potentially unwanted attention too. Piracy-tracking firm MUSO has found that an Oscar nomination is a sure-fire way to send piracy activity through the roof.
Piracy Data: From Global View to Macroeconomic Trends
Over the last 20 years, piracy was the disruptor that transformed the music industry: recorded music revenues are now reporting solid growth in the US, largely in part because of the ‘streaming age’ which many are likening to the next format age in music, after vinyl, tape, CD and downloads – streaming revenues now account for a lionshare of total US music industry revenue.
MUSO supporting EUIPO’s Economic Impact Study on Piracy
MUSO, the authority on digital piracy, and EUIPO, acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, have embarked on a project to assess the economic impact of digital infringement across the European Union, with MUSO providing the key underlying data for the EUIPO study.