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.


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


To compete with Netflix, streaming video online piracy

Originally posted in WIRED


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


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 there...


India Embracing the SVOD Revolution-TV and Film anti-piracy landscape

As Netflix and Amazon Prime prepare to launch in the world’s sixth biggest economy, India, how will these giants meet the skyrocketing demand for content?


Stream Ripping: 2017’s Biggest Music Piracy Threat?

Stream ripping had a major impact on the global recorded music industry in 2016. This fast growing piracy delivery method witnessed a 60% year-on-year growth globally.