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Can You Guess The Platform People Are Using to Distribute Copyrighted Movies?

Want to know the new platform Pirates use to distribute movies?

Google Drive!!!

According to this report, Cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Dropbox are some of the popular platforms that are being used to distribute copyrighted content. But Google Drive seems most popular with nearly five thousand DMCA takedown requests filed by Hollywood studios and other copyright holders just last month.

So, how do they go about this? SIMPLE!
The pirates upload the videos as unlisted so that they don’t turn up in search results, they share the Google Drive links on discussion forums and other channels, making it difficult for the content owners to find the videos and get them taken down.
Why Cloud Storage Platforms?
For one, it is quite easy to use. Also, there’s no search engine to scan through and find relevant Google Drive or entries from other cloud storage services. This makes it hard for copyright holders to find the links, while they remain easy to distribute.
With this latest development, it seems like the days of public torrenting will soon be over and having access to a private tracker (People who upload stuff to platforms like Google Drive) might be the new thing until Google (and Dropbox) does something about it, that is. 
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3 comments on “Can You Guess The Platform People Are Using to Distribute Copyrighted Movies?

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    Piracy is very hard to eradicate. You find a way to stop them, they find another way around it. Even have plan Bs.

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, THE THING IS THAT, LAWS ON PIRACY HAVE TO CARRY CAPITAL CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BEFORE IT CAN VE REDUCED TO THE ‘BEAREST MINIMUM’. I REALLY DON’T KNOW IF IT CAN BE ERADICATED.
    GOOGLE WILL SURELY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, BUT THEN, THE QUESTION OF PRIVACY 🔏 WILL ARISE…

  3. Kenny says:

    Well Piracy has its cons and its effect are really detrimental to any industry but sometimes it’s that a show is too popular in case of tv series or movies that it has to be pirated. See GOT, Flas, Arrow most Nigerians download from pirated sites , it’s not their fault HBO and CW are not available in Africa, even worse the CW app is not available in the country smh but if some certain conditions are reached, it’ll be reduced but complete eradication is gonna take a long, long time.

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