One of its intriguing findings is that even the commercial pirates have it tough these days. Piracy made money back when optical disc stampers were scarce and expensive; it became less lucrative when CD and DVD burners became commodity items. Today, under pressure from P2P distribution, optical disc piracy in wealthy countries is "all but eliminated" and profit margins elsewhere are slim.Major report debunks alleged link between piracy and terrorism
"Increasingly, commercial pirates face the same dilemma as the legal industry," says the report, "how to compete with free."
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