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Stealing for Profit: A Close Look at the Revenue of Online Piracy Websites

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building45 Independence Ave SWRoom 2456 Washington District Of Columbia , 20515

Event Summary

The past few years has seen a surge in the number of websites dedicated to illegally hosting copyright infringing content, such as pirated movies and music. Many of these websites, such as cyberlockers and streaming video sites, rely on ad networks to generate a handsome profit off of the works of content creators. Until now, the size of these earnings has been unknown. Join ITIF for a presentation from David Price, head of piracy intelligence at the UK firm NetNames, who will present the first major assessment of how much ad revenue is generated by these piracy websites. Following his presentation, there will be a panel discussion about opportunities to combat this problem facing content creators.

Read "Behind the Cyberlocker Door:A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions."

The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.

Speakers

Daniel
Daniel Castro@castrotech
Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation
Moderator
Sandra
Sandra Aistars
CEO
Copyright Alliance
Presenter
David
David Price
Director of Piracy Analysis
NetNames
Presenter
(View Presentation)
Tom
Tom Galvin
Executive Director
Digital Citizens Alliance
Presenter
Rep. Adam
Rep. Adam Schiff
United States Congress
(CA-28)
Presenter
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