January 13, 2011

'Piracy websites attract billions of visits'

Person with headphones on.jpeg A study by anti-fraud firm MarkMonitor has offered a snapshot into the changing nature of online piracy. The BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpgIt monitored illegal traffic levels on 43 file-sharing sites and found that they generated more than 53 billion visits per year.

The top three - RapidShare.com, Megavideo.com and Megaupload.com - generated more than 21 billion visits.

Such sites are becoming as popular as peer-to-peer methods of accessing illegal content.

The study only used a small sample of sites suggesting that the problem could be in fact much bigger.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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