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Movie Studios Claim That Google Fiber Leads To More Piracy

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Movie Studios Claim That Google Fiber Leads To More Piracy

Even though any decent broadband connection will suffice for illegally sharing copyrighted movies and TV shows, at least two movie studios believe that the faster speeds offered by Google Fiber will result in billions of additional lost dollars for the entertainment industry.

This is according to a Warner Bros. and Sony report leaked to TorrentFreak. Researchers surveyed people in the Kansas City area — the first to get access to Google Fiber — and concluded that 31% of everyone in the market is already pirating video content.

Can that be true? That means that if you are in a room with two other people, one of you is illegally sharing content online. This figure just seems incredibly high to us, but let’s just move forward under the assumption that it’s right.

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Kevin Speedy

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