Music Piracy

Mobile phones: A Catalyst for Music Piracy

12 August, 2018


As in this era of rapid transformation we are continuously upgrading ourselves through technology innovation. We have now moved on from desktop to mobile, majorly when we talk about listening to music, chatting or sharing. But this change has costed more to Music industry as music piracy has grown rapidly through the increase of smart phones.

 

 There has been swift change in the platform of music piracy, as now it requires less torrenting and more of stream ripping through You Tube. That also includes ‘Popcorn Time’ style streaming and various web based MP3 downloads sites. but all this have started playing on smart phone rather than desktops, as now that indicated that people prefer to spend their time more on the devices that are more powerful and which also provides effectively connected devices.

 

According to various surveys the data reveled on music piracy through mobiles have reached to 32% as of 2016 whereas the piracy done through desktops have resulted to 68%. With this shift it can be concluded that piracy is moving toward handled devices, and the future of music piracy is being headed by the smartphones.

 

It can be well understood that more preference is been given to smart phone as they are more convenient to handle and easy to carry, in contrast to that a desktop or a laptop it can be only possible when sitting or working on it.

 

And if we intrigue more deeply that these mobile based piracies also give place to other forms of piracy, namely and the most used form will be stream ripping that is being offered by YouTube and live-time streaming. As this is not just the matter of fact or by accident, but through these smartphone and the various web services and platforms that keep fueling each other’s growth.

 

Thus it has resulted that the majority of ripping is been done with the use of mobile devices. Which further reflects the volume from where the music piracy is heading. Hence it cleared that piracy from mobile devices went way beyond piracy through desktops. The usage of these sites is far larger than many realize.  In fact, it makes up 17.7 percent of all visits to piracy sites for music content.”

 

In the year 2015, there have been 141 billion visits to more than 14,000 pirated sites.  That further revels that roughly around 40 billion visits are happening through mobile i.e. through smartphone devices.  Although ripping is less complicated than torrenting, which is by no means closed to mobile devices.  But as their various other means for the streaming like ‘Popcorn Time’ style streaming that are ready for the smart phone devices. Just like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple music and with those other services that are being provided with ease of accessibility.

 

Therefore, it is the excellent time for he app developers to launch something that will curb and hinder the availability in music piracy.

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