Stats through March 31, 2017
Glossary Of Terms:
Auction (Bootleg) or Unauthorized DVD Reseller – These are sites that sell bootlegs or copies of your movies/pictures on CDr. They use familiar auction sites like eBay but some are sites set up with the sole purpose of copyright infringement. Often these sites are set up in Hong Kong where they are harder to reach via litigation.
Blog Posting – These are blogs that are set up to be used for the announcement of cyberlocker infringement. This is a top way for commercial uploaders/pirates to advertise what content they are offering.
Cyberlocker Files – Cyberlockers are online storage sites that encourage the infringement of your copyrighted material by offering financial incentives to uploaders. The cyberlocker sites themselves are not searchable, thus copyright infringers use outlets like Blogs, Forums and Social Media to announce what movies/content they have uploaded.
Forum Posts – These are forums that are set up to be used for the announcement of cyberlocker infringement. This is a top way for commercial uploaders/pirates to advertise what content they are offering.
Images – Most often this type of infringement is used to offer high-res scans of a DVD front/back. They are also used to show screenshots of videos and are used in the infringement of photography-centric content owners.
Search Engine Results – While Google is the most well-known search engine, pirates have actually set up their own search sites that aggregate nothing but copyrighted material. This statistic includes a combination of traditional search engines (Google) and piracy search engines.
Social Media Postings – Pirates have taken to using Social Media services like Twitter to announce their most recent uploads of copyrighted materials. While still a burgeoning venue for piracy, if left unchecked, the proliferation of piracy on Twitter would obfuscate the legitimate uses of Twitter for copyright holders.
Torrent Files – These are sites where users trade copyrighted content amongst themselves directly, or peer to peer.
Tube Videos – Streaming video sites like YouTube.