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Content Pirates Rolling In Ad Dollars

Last year, Web sites that specialize in pirated content took home about a quarter of a billion dollars in advertising, according to a new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance. More startling still, “The 30 largest pirate sites -- the report focused on movie and TV content -- will make an average of $4.4 million annually from ads,” Venture Beat reports, citing the DCA’s data. “Since their content is priceless, literally, these sites can have profit margins in the vicinity of 80 percent to 94 percent.”

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