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Smart protection of your digital content
Group-IB Anti-Piracy protects brands against pirated usage and unauthorized distribution of their unique digital content.
Global online piracy has been on the rise for years. Despite increasingly available legal streaming options, online piracy remains a significant concern for many industries relating to information technologies, software, telecommunications, audio recording, movie and TV show production, and the sports and entertainment segments.
During the pandemic, traffic to pirated websites increased by 40%. Shadow revenues are also increasing. To put it into perspective: the annual income of an average illegal online cinema is around $160,000, while a pirated content streaming website makes $89,000 per year on average.
Digital video piracy costs the US economy up to $71 bln each year
Illegal streaming services account for over 80% of global online piracy
$51.6 bln in economic losses due to online TV & movie piracy projected by 2022
37% of software running in the world are unlicensed
21% of users download games from illegal sources
US publishers lose $300 mln per year to piracy
Illegal downloading of copyrighted materials takes up 24% of the global bandwidth
24% of users download music from illegal sources
The Premier League blocked over 200,000 pirate broadcasts in just 1 season in 2021, and the financial damage is estimated at a loss of revenue of around £1 mln per game.
Group-IB‘s Anti-Piracy team uses unique machine-learning technologies applied to complex investigations of cyberattacks in order to detect pirate resources, identify their owners, and block infringing content.
Group-IB leverages its reputation among hosting providers and domain registrars worldwide to promptly remove unauthorized content.
We collaborate with the leading anti-piracy associations and law-enforcement agencies to combat online piracy on a global scale.
of links to illegal resources are
successfully blocked within 7 days
of pirated content is removed
on a pre-trial basis
is the average time to detect the
first pirated copy of a movie
Group-IB’s Anti-Piracy monitors more than 100,000 resources in multiple languages ranging from torrent trackers and streaming services to groups in social media and pirated platforms on the deep and the dark web.
We have developed advanced digital fingerprinting technology that helps compare digital copies using a set of parameters. Any type of pirated content can be detected, even if it has been significantly modified.
Our Anti-Piracy team verifies all detected links to ensure that no legal content is blocked by accident.
We use moderator accounts and programs for trusted vendors to remove unauthorized content immediately.