Digital Sales Boosted By Megaupload's Demise
The shutdown of the mega “cyberlocker” Megaupload, last year, boosted revenue from digital movie sales and rentals by up to 10%, according to a new study from Carnegie Mellon’s
Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics. The results, as Variety reports, “lend credence to arguments that one of the solutions to fighting piracy is to make available easy-to-use
alternatives” -- or make illegal services just a little harder to find.