Efforts Against Ad Supported Piracy Show Results

The always entertaining David Newhoff has an excellent new blog post on the success of efforts to reign in advertising sponsored piracy.  The amount of “premium” advertising from major brands has shrunk dramatically.  The advertising remaining on the sites are sketchier and the sites are now often loaded with malware.

“As many readers know, the piracy universe is still largely supported by advertising.  The majority of the ads on many sites are “non-premium,” which is a polite way of saying sleazy.  These are usually promos for snake-oil products, VPNS to hide your identity so you can pirate more, and “dating” services offering men the opportunity to spend hundreds of dollars to exchange sexy emails with Sabrina in Odessa, who is more likely to be Todd in Duluth.”

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About Dr. David C Lowery

Platinum selling singer songwriter for the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven; platinum selling producer; founder of pitch-a-tent records; founder Sound of Music Studios; platinum selling music publisher; angel investor; digital skeptic; college lecturer and founder of the University of Georgia Terry College Artists' Rights Symposium.