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Pirate Sites Earn $227 Million A Year In Ad Revenue [INFOGRAPHIC]

music piracyAdvertising, and the profit made from it, on sites that offer or link to unauthorized and uncompensated content has long been major problem for the music industry. A new report, "Good Money Gone Bad" published by the Digital Citizens Alliance, estimates that the major pirate sites generate $227 million in yearly ad revenue including major brands like Amazon, McDonalds and Xfinity.

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  1. Please show this article to anyone out there who justifies piracy under the theory that “The internet has made music worthless, so therefore it should be free”. If it was worthless it wouldn’t earn these pirate sites so much money.
    Enough is enough. The US government needs to shut down these sites and imprison the site owners.

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