We all know it’s wrong and that we shouldn’t be doing it but despite the negative effects that it has on job markets, various media industries and artists, piracy is something that has become relatively common, justified and something many consumers do, guilt free.
Piracy is primarily a result of low incomes, high prices for media goods, low incomes and cheap technologies and while the choice between free and paid movie, TV and music content is an easy one, the truth is that it has become a serious global issue and one that many government and media organizations are working tirelessly to bring to a stop.
BackgroundCheck, a U.S. organization has created this infographic explaining the true cost of piracy, particularly in the United States – who does it, who is affected by it and what is being done to prevent it.
Maybe, there’s a slight possibility that next time you think about downloading the next episode of Homeland, you’ll think twice.
View the infographic after the jump…