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.
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.
YouTube Launches YouTube Music: a piracy fighter?
Another week, another streaming service launched. Entering the mix this week is Google’s YouTube, which has announced a music streaming service that will offer both videos and audio tracks for $9.99 month, as well as a free ad-supported option - YouTube Music.
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.