The use of advertising to fund websites and mobile apps that offer pirated content has become an insidious practice within the online piracy landscape. This flyer gives an overview of the scale of the problem, the actors operating within the advertising ecosystem, and the types and formats of advertising. It also discusses links to malvertising and other crimes. Finally, the flyer presents national case-law examples and existing EU initiatives to combat advertising on piracy sites.
Advertising-funded digital piracy
27 October 2023|PUBLICATION