Piracy in 2020

2020 has been an unforgettable and unpredictable year. Over the last 12 months, digital piracy trends have been significantly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. In our latest infographic “Piracy in 2020 - A Snapshot View”, MUSO highlights some of the most interesting...

Connecting the Dots…Converting Motivated Pirates into Paying Customers

In 2020 MUSO tracked over 130 billion visits to piracy sites. That equates to 39 visits for every person connected to the internet globally and this is even higher in the USA with 44 visits per person. MUSO frequently measures tens of millions of illegal visits and views...

Does the Theatrical Window Drive Film Piracy Demand?

Warners Bros. recently announced that throughout 2021 it will release all of its films in theatres and simultaneously on HBO Max. This has caused much controversy and comment across the industry, but with COVID-19 decimating box-office takings globally who can really...

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....

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FILM & TV PIRACY SURGE DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

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 globally to 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

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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...