Online streaming has become one of the more popular trends of late, brought about with the advent of Netflix, Hulu and HBO, just to name a few. However, this trend has also brought an increased wave of online piracy as well.
Pirating online content has been a problem in recent years, costing studios millions of dollars in lost ticket sales and media providers streaming revenue. In just 2016, the Motion Picture Association of America said that nearly $1 billion worth of pirated movies and TV shows were downloaded. The incredibly popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” was the most recent victim of hackers, with the script for its entire seventh season released.
One of the more popular mediums for downloading and watching content is BitTorrent, which operates as a peer-to-peer file-sharing service. It is capable of distributing a massive amount of data over the internet.
Although it is widely known that many files are shared and downloaded illegally over this service, it still manages to operate. Authorities use the site as well to track some users who don’t hide their IP addresses via a proxy and nab them for illegally distributing or downloading this content.
24/7 Wall St. has taken a look at some of the more popular movies that were pirated this past week. These are the top 10 most pirated movies of the past week on BitTorrent:
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- The Mummy (2017)
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
- Going in Style
- Ghost in the Shell
- The Boss Baby
- S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
- Wonder Woman
- Shot Caller
- Alien Covenant