Boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury drew a heavyweight piracy audience of 9.98 million people, according to digital piracy data analysis specialist MUSO.
The percentage of illegal downloaders and streamers of music, films, TV series, books and games across Europe declined between 2014 and 2017, according to the Global Online Piracy Study by the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam.
The distribution and use of adapted set top boxes, such as Kodi devices, is the most serious issue affecting content rights holders, according to the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT).
HBO’s June 14 finale for the latest “Game of Thrones” season has set a new piracy record, with around 1.5 million downloads in eight hours after the episode aired, according to a TorrentFreak report.
Global piracy figures for “Game of Thrones” rose 45% year-on-year in the final weeks leading up to the season premiere on April 12, according to research from anti-piracy and Revenue Assurance solutions provider Irdeto.