THE Motion Picture Association (MPA) released the updated list of piracy sites that pose a threat to the United States. Produced periodically, the document points out channels that economically harm the country’s film industrynot reporting potential cybersecurity risks.
The new list features popular torrent download sites, such as Pirate Bay and RARBG, illegal streaming sites, hosting services, companies and Telegram — as well as other types of piracy services.
Piracy threatens US jobs
In the full report, the MPA estimates that pirated streaming services had 137.2 billion hits in 2020. According to the association, US$ 29.2 billion is not collected by the US tax authorities due to copyright infringement of films and series. . The MPA also estimates that between 230,000 and 560,000 jobs have been lost in the United States because of piracy.
In the document, the MPA appeals to all members of the internet ecosystem. “All stakeholders in the internet ecosystem – including hosting providers, DNS, cloud services, ad companies, payment processors, social networks and search engines – should actively seek to reduce support for notorious infringing websites,” the association says in the report. .
The MPA openly criticizes the cloudflare, a company in the field of website hosting and cloud services, for having The Pirate Bay and the illegal streaming site cuevana3 as a client. According to the association, the company took no action on the complaints filed against the piracy sites.
Despite the outrage, the MPA did not list Cloudflare as a threat to the United States — only companies outside the country are part of the document. The 1XBet betting service, VoguePay payment system and international domain registrars popular on pirate sites such as .CH, .RU and .IO were listed as threats to the United States in the “Companies” section.
1XBet, ex-partner of football teams Chelsea and Liverpool, integrates the list for being a great advertiser of Ads in piracy services. Indirectly, the mysterious Russian company finances the criminal practice of various services websites. Hosting sites are cited by the MPA as companies that could “do more” against piracy.
Uberization of piracy
The MPA also listed companies that facilitate the creation of pirated websites. Called PaaS (“Piracy as a Service”, Piracy as a Service in direct translation), these services, offered by companies such as Collaps.org and XFileSharing, provide tools for interested parties to create their own pirated streaming or content download sites. — an “uberization” of piracy.
The MPA states that PaaS has recently become a major concern and is at the top of priority in anti-piracy efforts.
Telegram facilitates piracy
In addition to the recurring torrent sites and IPTV services, the MPA list brings the telegram as one of the threats to the United States. The messaging app makes it easy to access pirated content by allowing you to create channels with unlimited members and share large files.
With information: TorrentFreak