I would opine that piracy - aka torrent p2p filesharing / downloading / uploading is very rampant - and will remain so.
One simple example that increased awareness of such technologies was the NBC in the USA by refusing to air live the London 2012 Olympics and especially the Paralympics.
Sports fans in the USA had to resort to using VPN apps such as ExpatShield to watch the Olympics on the BBC website(s).
They had to use other means to access the live streams of the Paralympics on Channel 4, Paralympics.com and the Channel 4 channel on YouTube.
Of course the Olympics and Paralympics were capped by staff at TheBox.bz etc. and then the numerous files were inevitably disseminated around the world via other torrent sites.
I would opine that the NBC alone was instrumental in increasing the awareness of VPN access and filesharing p2p torrent networks by many factors due to its greed in refusing to transmit live these two major events.
--- On Wed, 3/10/12, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] LA Times - Piracy still rampant in music biz
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> Date: Wednesday, 3 October, 2012, 11:24