Piracy has always been linked to the history of the internet, and a study recently showed that people continue to consume this illegal content, despite restrictions and a variety of licensed platforms.
According to data from MUSE, company specializing in the collection of piracy information, during the first eight months of the year there was a 22% increase in the consumption of illegal content compared to the same period in 2021.
In total 141.7 billion visits to piracy sites, with television and editorial publications such as books being the most consumed between January and August. Also, USA leads the ranking by countries where Mexico Y Brazil are in the top 10.
More piracy consumption in 2022
The study left several highlights, because as is consistent, the three countries with the largest number of people with internet access in the world are also the nations that see the most illegal content: United States, Russia and India.
Within the top 10 appear brazil with 4.2 million visits to pirate sites and Mexico with 3.5 million, being the only two countries in the region in this ranking, even within the top 15.
Within the results, television content such as novels, anime, sports and live broadcasts is the most consumed with 46.6%, followed by books with 27%, then movies with 12%, music with 7%. and finally, the software with 6%.
The majority of visits to illegal sites are made directly, that is, by typing or opening the link in 61.5%, while only 28.4% do so through a search engine such as google, bing and else.
At the point where there is a greater balance is in the way in which piracy is consumed, since 53% do it in streaming and 46% do it by downloading the file or program, although the latter happens mostly in products such as books and software.
Why the consumption of piracy increased
The data provided seeks to give the authorities a better overview of this situation, but also to “better understand the audience for business intelligence.”
The reasons that the investigation concludes are several, one of them is that there are currently a greater number of streaming platforms, so people are interested in more content, but not always in paying for the official license, also taking into account the price increase.
Aspects such as the blocking of content in certain countries and the launch of products that were paused due to the covid-19 pandemic are also highlighted. So they call on the entities to see what is happening in this scenario and the changes in this illegal consumption.
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