Revenue sources for copyright infringing sites in Europe

Incopro was commissioned by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) to conduct this study into the revenue sources for websites making available copyright content without consent in the EU.

Incopro has worked on this in co-operation with MediaLink LLC, who have undertaken a thorough review of the data collected and the report findings. This report analyses the revenue sources for the 250 most popular websites accessible to users in key territories in the European Union (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom) as of September 2014 when the data was collected. These websites are identified by Incopro’s Infringement Index; sites that either infringe copyright or that facilitate infringement of copyright (whether knowingly or not), by making available films and television programmes to the public, without the licence or consent of the owners of the copyrights in those works (“top 250 unauthorised sites/sites”).