In a surprise to no one, being stuck indoors has lead to people looking for ways to occupy their time, and that’s seen a surge in piracy. Interestingly, we can see how the measures each country has taken in response to the pandemic has been reflected in those numbers.
Despite the fact that many of us might be too busy Netflix-and-chilling to bother pirating our favourite cartoons from the ‘90s, the truth is that torrenting sites still make bank from the folks logging on. And now, it looks like some state authorities are cracking down on these profits.
Streaming on the Pirate Bay probably won’t be as easy as clicking play on Netflix—or as legal—but it’ll definitely be free.