Hiding in Plain Sight; Piracy Trends Below the Surface

Piracy audience data can be controversial in some circles. The concept that there is real tangible value in understanding unlicensed audience consumption is counter-intuitive to some, but audience data is one of the most valuable metrics to the entertainment industries.

Piracy's Hidden Treasure

We are now in the fourth quarter of 2020 - a quarter which is traditionally associated with tentpole releases across the entertainment industry. But 2020 has been a year unlike any other, and for an already ravaged movie business, the vital signs are not encouraging....



New data released from MUSO, the global authority on digital piracy, reveals significant increases in Film and TV piracy since the lockdown was enforced in March. When comparing data over the last 7 days of March to the last 7 days of February 2020, MUSO's data shows the...

COVID-19: Its impact on the media world

MUSO Co-founder & CSO Christopher Elkins shares his insights with BroadcastPro ME on COVID-19: Its impact on the media world.

The New Normal? What The Coronavirus Means For Digital Piracy

As featured in Forbes Sometime in the not too distant future, we will look back on this period and remember it as the time we rejigged the calendar era into BC: before Coronavirus; and AC: after Coronavirus. Right now, we are muddling through the greatest period of...

MUSO tracks 11.2 billion visits piracy sites in COVID-19 Feb 2020

Recently released MUSO data may well foreshadow a coming trend for global piracy. On January 23rd 2020 the Chinese authorities announced the start of the Wuhan lockdown due to the Coronavirus and by January 25th over 50 million people in China were affected by the...

PIRACY 101 for Authors: New tools to protect your content

MUSO is seeing a huge increase in piracy due to the COVID-19 lockdown and is rolling out significant price reduction for authors to help protect all their content.

Loving Film In A Time Of Lockdown

As featured on Forbes.


The New Going Viral

The world is gripped by COVID-19 - the artist formerly known as the coronavirus - and whether you fall on the side of ‘it’s not as bad as the flu’ or you’re busily stockpiling for an impending zombie apocalypse, the one thing we can all agree on is that in three short...


EUIPO releases a study examining online copyright infringement

As the authority on digital piracy, MUSO was approached by the EUIPO to embark on the first data-driven analysis of digital piracy and consumption of copyright-infringing TV, film and music across the 28 EU member states.

What is data-driven Protect?

We speak to MUSO's James Mason (CTO) to get the inside track.


How a film financier used MUSO to drive 100k extra paying consumers

An international film investment company engaged MUSO to insure their investments into new film against piracy.