85 percent of the 14 billion videos downloaded last year were illegal

Does this really surprise anyone? Maybe the only surprising thing is that the number is only 14 billion. Should we be worried how they even got that number? Either way, I don’t think Hollywood is really hurting considering how box office records continue to be broken with each major release.


For us that is good news and we can’t wait for the video industry to follow the music’s lead and give up on all of this overly complicated DRM, that really just doesn’t work. Like us, In-Stat believes that watermarking will become the preferred way to control the distribution of digital content. It really is win-win because while consumers are free to use the content as they deem fit, it is very easy for Hollywood to catch up with them if they decide to share it with the whole world.