The True Cost Of Piracy

Ask any content provider and thanks to online piracy, the internet is often seen as much of a curse as a blessing. Online piracy and illegal sharing started way back with Napster and exploded with the proliferation of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol. Recently the content providers have fought back through increased brand monitoring detection and enforcement techniques, combined with aggressive legal actions against individual bitorrent users, particularly in the US.

Backgroundcheck.org highlights some of the perceived true costs of piracy. Oh, and students have been known to use University networks to download, share and pirate content. As if you couldn’t have guessed.

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