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The Pyramid of Internet Piracy

THE PYRAMID OF INTERNET PIRACY SUPPLIERS The primary source of newly released pirated movies come from thieves who camcord films in theaters. Illegally recorded movies are then sold to "Replicators" who rapidly produce millions of pirated DVDS and to RELEASE GROUPS / TOP SITES "Release Groups" are individuals who obtain pirated content from suppliers and are the first source of piracy on the Internet. Release groups put pirated movies onto clusters of high speed computers known as "Topsites." The extraordinary speed and power of a Topsite triggers the avalanche that is global Internet piracy. "Release Groups" who distribute them around the world through computer servers known as "Topsites". < (00 FILE SHARERS/ DOWNLOADERS A downloader transfers illegal copies of FACILITATORS Facilitators act as Internet directories, or search engines, to coordinate the mass downloading and exchange of pirated content between downloaders. movies from the Internet to his or her computer. The peer-to-peer software commonly used enables them to instantly share their content with other downloaders by downloaders 100'S which greatly accelerates the global spread of pirated movies. 1000'S 10,000,000'S

The Pyramid of Internet Piracy

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Looking at this from purely a graphical perspective, here is "The Pyramid of Internet Pircacy" graphic from the MPAA.




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