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Report: Pirate pay-TV a billion-dollar US industry

August 6, 2020

By Colin Mann

Consumer Internet advocacy body Digital Citizens Alliance and digital media security solutions specialist NAGRA have released an investigative report showcasing how illegal piracy subscription services in the US have grown into a billion-dollar industry that steals from creators, circumvents legitimate TV operators, and poses risks for consumers.

The report, Money for Nothing, details how a sophisticated ecosystem of thousands of retailers and wholesalers – through content theft and enabled by legal businesses – provides illicit piracy services to at least nine million US households.

At over $1 billion, so-called pirate

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