We live in a world where many share the belief that content is 'free,' while rampant piracy has been significantly curtailed by new legitimate services and business models (like subscription streaming). But, it just ain't so.
One of the biggest and pervasive myths is that piracy is actually decreasing. That couldn't be further to the truth: Cisco forecasts that file-sharing in North America will grow a massive 51% from 2014-2019. Analyst firm NetNames, in a study commissioned by NBCUniversal, concluded that virtually all P2P file-sharing violates copyright. And, leading consulting firm Bain & Company reportedly concluded that recorded music sales would be 17 times higher in a piracy-free world.
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