SEARCHES FOR TV SHOWS AND MOVIES ON NETFLIX BEAT PIRATE ALTERNATIVES, SAYS GOOGLE
MORE WAYS THAN ONE TO GET YOUR ENTERTAINMENT.
It’s something that’s been said a lot — make TV shows and movies more accessible and piracy will reduce. To test that theory, Google undertook a study in one of the world’s hottest piracy spots, Brazil, and found that streaming services like Netflix are giving people access to interesting libraries on easy-to-use platforms, thus spreading awareness that there are alternatives to piracy. Netflix isn’t necessarily reducing piracy itself, but nine out of 10 users say they are “extremely satisfied” with the service.