Internet piracy changes shape

A study released in 2010 found that despite peer-to-peer networking downloading falling by 15 percent, Internet piracy of content increased by 3 percent over the same period.

The study found that the cause of the increase was due to less people using file-sharing networks but instead downloading songs directly from websites and utilizing streaming content services on the Internet.

Source:  Sebastian Seibt, “Study shows how downloaders skirt anti-piracy laws,” France 24, March 10, 2010.