Fortune: As interest in streaming grows among the house-bound, so does piracy

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“With strict quarantine and shelter-in-place orders issued in coronavirus-affected areas worldwide, a surge in home entertainment was practically a given. But even as it gets easier (and cheaper) to stream music, television, and movies to your device of choice, video piracy appears to be on the rise. The likely culprit: content-hungry viewers who are stuck at home and bored.”

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Why it matters

“The coronavirus-induced spike in piracy will likely decline once quarantines come to an end. Still, the pandemic could impart a lasting legacy on the way film studios and distributors approach home entertainment.”

(Excerpted from the Fortune article)

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