Russia ranks second in the world for digital piracy

Russia ranks second in the world for digital piracy

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Russia is the second biggest consumer of digital pirated content in the world with 20.6bn visits to piracy sites in 2017, according to a report by Muso, a London-based global authority on digital piracy, reports East-West Digital News (EWDN).

The US tops the list with 27.9bn visits to piracy sites last year. The listing also includes such countries as India (17bn), Brazil (12.7bn), Turkey (11.9bn), Japan (10.6bn), France (10.5bn), Indonesia (10.4bn), Germany (10.2bn) and the UK (9.0bn).

“Piracy is more popular than ever,” comments Andy Chatterley, co-founder and CEO at MUSO. According to the study, global piracy showed a 1.6% increase in 2017, with “300.2bn visits to piracy websites across music, TV and film, publishing, and software.”

With 106.9bn visits, TV is recognized “the most regularly consumed pirated content”. It is followed by music (73.9bn visits) and film (53.2bn visits).

Muso says it measures piracy from over 30,000 of the highest traffic sites for all formats – including web streaming, download and torrenting – to give “a trend-based view of piracy activity.

Source: intelli news

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