The Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video war is making piracy cool again

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video

When Netflix's streaming service was still in the early stages of taking over the internet, the received wisdom was that it would kill piracy. Studies showed that the launch of Netflix in a new country was correlated with a decrease in torrenting, making it even more popular for users' inner peace and encouraging rightsholders that it was the future.

But according to a new study, the anti-piracy progress has petered off, and not just because of Netflix. Networking company Sandvine has published a report showing that after several years of decline, BitTorrent traffic -- a loose measure of piracy -- has climbed back upwards.

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