Last Week in Piracy: Week 22

Welcome to this weeks summary of news relating to Cyber Security, Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and many other online security topics. In this summary we provide you with a selection of news items that we feel capture this week in terms of piracy and online protection. We provide you with a short introduction of a news item (written by the respective website); if you feel like you want to read more about a specific topic, you can click on the provided links below.

PC Software Piracy Decreases Worldwide, But Remains Rampant

A new report published by The Software Alliance shows that usage of pirated PC software is decreasing worldwide. While this is a positive trend for the industry, piracy remains rampant in many countries. This includes Libya, where a massive 90 percent of all software is used without permission.

Read the full story at torrentfreak.com

Some 60% of consumers admit they have streamed or downloaded illegally shared movies, TV shows, or music — and at least half of them realize it’s wrong. That’s according to a recent survey of British adults conducted by Muso, an antipiracy tracking and consulting firm, which found 53% of users of piracy services agree that accessing such content is wrong.

Read the full story at variety.com

Czech software piracy hits historic low

The use of illegal pirated software on Czech computers has reached 32 percent, according to a survey carried out for the Business Software Alliance.

Read full story at radio.cz

83% of All Music, Film & TV Piracy Is Motivated by a Lack of Paid Options, Study Claims

Want to know the reason why people pirate media content?  Because they can’t find any legal alternatives.  That’s according to a new study published by British anti-piracy firm, Muso. Apparently, this is a bigger problem than the industry thinks.  The group previously found that piracy rose 1.6% around the world in 2017.

Read full story at digitalmusicnews.com