Tag Archive: online piracy

Aug 09

We Can’t all be HBO…

Leading the piracy parade is ‘better than an Emmy’?  Please, speak for yourself Mr. Bewkes… According a story yesterday in AdWeek, another well-paid executive linked to the HBO hit “Game of Thrones” is once again singing the praises of online piracy.  Last time it was HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo, now Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has joined the chorus. …in response to …

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Jan 21

Mega Goes Live but Business Model Remains Murky

Kim Dotcom’s much ballyhooed new venture, Mega, has gone live. and is, according to a tweet from the mastermind himself, already wildly popular, “250,000 user registrations. Server capacity on maximum load. Should get better when initial frenzy is over. Wow!!!”  It’s no great surprise that there’s a lot of early interest in site, but the real question going …

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Jan 03

More Evidence Ad Dollars Support Piracy

I was happy to see today’s “Advertising Transparency Report” issued by USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab that documents the flow of ad dollars from legit companies to pirate websites.  According to the report: …many major brands are not aware that they are in fact the key source of funds for the Piracy industry, it is the goal of …

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