The Impact of Piracy

  • Television was the most pirated category, with more than 67 billion visits between Jan – Dec 2021. (MUSO Piracy Report 2021)
  • A total of 132 billion visits to piracy websites occurred between January 2021 and September 2021, with most visitors coming from the US, followed by Russia and China. (MUSO Piracy Report 2021)
  • 3X – the likelihood of malicious software infection among households viewing pirated entertainment (Source: Digital Citizens Alliance, May 2020)

Influencer Advocacy


Reduce financial impact by identifying consumer behavioral drivers and executing a hyper-targeted communications plan to inform and educate unwitting consumers on the risks of accessing pirated content including:

  • Exposing the sources who are supplying apps and devices for the delivery of pirated content; exposing their marketing methods
  • Identifying and leveraging influencers outside the ecosystem to serve as anti-piracy advocates
  • Aligning tactics with other organizations engaged in piracy mitigation and copyright infringement litigation, such as the MPAA/ACE, Digital Citizens Alliance, US Chamber of Commerce and others.
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Piracy Next Steps:

  • Build upon messaging focused on consumers’ financial risk, data security through malware exposure and potential legal limitations through education platform
  • Execute a hyper-targeted digital campaign using messaging and education content to curb behavior
  • Unify metrics to establish consistent reporting on the impact of piracy


Obtain piracy reports, presentations, progress updates, key take-aways and additional insights shared from CTAM Piracy and Password Sharing working group meetings.

Social Listening Audience Intelligence Monthly Reports

An overview of online social media conversations including the top shared stories for the month, topics of interest, piracy behavior updates and coverage and implications.

November 2022 Report

October 2022 Report

September 2022 Report

Piracy Research

Breaking (B)ads: White Paper Research Report

This Digital Citizen’s Alliance white paper shows how advertiser-supported piracy from some of the top tech companies in the U.S. helps fuel a booming multi-billion dollar illegal market.

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The CTAM Piracy and Password Sharing Working Group convenes key leaders from these organizations as well as CTAM member companies.

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