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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