Fastest-growing In Online Piracy? Live TV
Websites offering illicit streams of live television are the fastest-growing area of online piracy, according to a joint report by Googleand PRS for Music. The study analysed a sample of 153 sites "believed to be significantly infringing copyright" to see the business models that are most commonly used by providers. It discovered six areas of core activity -- Live TV Gateway, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Community, Subscription Community, Music Transaction, Rewarded Freemium and Embedded Streaming.