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A History of BitTorrent

February 24, 2014

BitTorrent is a revolutionary data sharing tool that has made many people happy (free music, movies, and software!) and some people very upset (executives who want everyone to pay for music, movies, and software). This infographic explains how its creation has rippled through the world of media and gaming. Source

The Music Industry and Online Piracy by The Numbers

The Music Industry and Online Piracy by The Numbers

June 10, 2013

A compiled data from various industry sources and Oddee.com to show how the music industry’s published figures about piracy compare to other external sources. There is also breakdowns of where the $15.99 of an Album sale goes, along with individual figures for the major labels. Source

Money, Music and Piracy

Money, Music and Piracy

April 26, 2013

Now that the wildly popular music-streaming service Spotify has come to the U.S., all bets are off as to the future of the American music industry. The downward trend in music sales that began with the appearance of Napster and its ilk continues. Source

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The Music Industry & Online Piracy

February 9, 2013

A worldwide business of over 60 billion dollars per year, the music industry claims to be a huge victim of online piracy. What do the numbers actually say? Source

En france, Télécharger un mp3

December 23, 2012

Comparaison entre les différents délits en France et le téléchargement illégal de fichiers MP3. Comparison of various crimes in France and the illegal downloading of MP3 files. Source

Pirates in Space-Time

Pirates in Space-Time

November 7, 2012

Where is it a golden age for the nautical bandit? Where have times been “better.” These snapshots show piracy hotspots geographically and in time by comparing regional trends of interesting places. Data comes from the US NGA and is visualized in Visual Fusion. Source

Fact vs. Fiction

Fact vs. Fiction

October 13, 2012

Illegal piracy accounts for huge profit losses among American corporations. Yes, at times, it certainly would be easier to download a new song, a movie, or even software off the Internet. However, you might think otherwise if you were a recording artist, movie producer or software developer. Every time someone illegally downloads content, industries lose […]

War X Peace: Who Wins?

War X Peace: Who Wins?

August 31, 2012

Statistics on armed forces around the world. Source

Congress Can You Hear Us?

Congress Can You Hear Us?

May 30, 2012

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA. The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please […]

What’s The True Cost Of Piracy?

May 28, 2012

The debate over the true impact of piracy is likely to intensify between now and this summer, as several of the country’s largest Internet service providers inch closer to voluntarily implementing anti-piracy policies from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Piracy does cost content makers a lot […]