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. https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinkelley/2019/05/31/new-report-says-music-piracy-on-the-rise-with-17-million-stream-rippers-in-2018/#584841261ac9
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NEW REPORT SAYS MUSIC PIRACY ON THE RISE WITH 17 MILLION STREAM-RIPPERS IN 2018
Findings from market research firm MusicWatch’s Annual Music Study show that there were 17 million stream-rippers in the U.S. last year. That number is up 2 million from the 15 million stream-rippers reported in 2017.For those unacquainted with the term “stream-ripping,” it refers to the type of music piracy where users transform a file from a streaming site like YouTube or Spotify into a downloadable copy.In the age of streaming, the reasoning behind music piracy has adapted to technological changes, diverging from the Napster era. READ MORE