New Study: Online "Cyberlockers" Facilitating Piracy
Happy "International Talk Like a Pirate Day," which can make for a bit of harmless office fun on a Friday.
Unfortunately, real piracy of the online variety is no laughing matter. It costs the American economy billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs each year, and even threatens life and health through such things as counterfeit drugs.
This week, a new report was released highlighting the role played by online "cyberlockers" in facilitating worldwide piracy. Entitled "Behind the Cyberlocker Door: A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions," the report from Digital Citizens Alliance cogently introduces and explains the nature of this problem:
Rogue 'cyberlocker' operators peddling stolen content are making nearly $100 million…[more]
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