An interesting statistic.https://www.muso.com/magazine/global-piracy-increases-throughout-2017-muso-reveals/
MUSO, the global authority on digital piracy, reports that global piracy rose by 1.6 percent over the course of 2017, identifying 300.2 billion visits to piracy websites across music, TV and film, publishing, and software.
“There is a belief that the rise in popularity of on-demand services – such as Netflix and Spotify – have solved piracy, but that theory simply doesn’t stack up. Our data suggests that piracy is more popular than ever,” said Andy Chatterley, co-founder and CEO, MUSO. “With the data showing us that 53 per cent of all piracy happens on unlicensed streaming platforms, it has become clear that streaming is the most popular way for consumers to access content, whether it be via legitimate channels, or illegitimate ones.
Much of the data shows that mobile phone based apps are the new threat to the old style business models with folks consuming content on their hand held devices in ever increasing numbers, I am always suprised however that folks actually watch content using the same method.