Article/ Television

Visualising the Game of Thrones torrenting phenomenon

MUSO, the authority on digital piracy, collected and published data on the piracy of Game of Thrones Season 8. We achieved this by mapping together multiple data sources to “triangulate the truth” of piracy activity on the year’s most hotly anticipated TV series.

Publishing/ Article

Publishing under threat as demand for illegal content rises over 2018

MUSO, the authority on digital piracy, has revealed that the publishing sector saw a significant rise in the number of visits to illegal channels, from 19.66bn in 2017 to 21.83bn in 2018, a rise of over 11%, whilst many other sectors saw an overall year on year decline.

Article

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.

Film/ Article/ Television

What happens when we get Film and TV subscription fatigue?

Originally seen in Forbes

Article

To compete with Netflix, online piracy is upping its game

Originally posted in WIRED

Article

Inside the complex world of illegal sports streaming

Originally posted on Yahoo! Sports

Film/ Article/ Television/ Music

Global piracy hits 190 billion visits in 2018, but UK sees a drop

Originally seen in Trusted Reviews

Film

Oscars 2019: Roma and other Best Picture nominees gaining plenty of pirate attention

Originally posted on Trusted Reviews

Article

Loving The Enemy: It Is Time To Embrace Digital Piracy Audiences

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the original Napster and the birth of wide-spread digital piracy. Two decades on and the way we consume entertainment has changed beyond recognition.

Article/ Press Release

Tracking stream ripper demand with MUSO Discover

MUSO’s new ‘Piracy by Industry’ Dashboard allows for comparison of trends month-on-month. For example, when comparing June to July of 2018 we can see a 4.72 per cent increase in global piracy. However, what’s even more interesting is the ability to break down the data by...

Film/ Article/ Television/ Music

Piracy Data: From Global View to Macroeconomic Trends

John Tegner, our Product Marketing Manager, recently wrote an article for Videonet analysing trends in piracy data throughout 2017. The original piece can be seen here, or you can read his analysis below.

Article/ Music

YouTube Launches YouTube Music: a piracy fighter?

Another week, another streaming service launched. The most recent entry into the mix is Google’s YouTube, which has announced a music streaming service offering both videos and audio tracks for $9.99 month, as well as a free ad-supported option – YouTube Music. While...