Los Angeles Entertainment Attorney Lists Most-Pirated TV Shows and Movies of 2012

As every Los Angeles entertainment law firm knows, the internet is the biggest source of piracy today, and is a real threat to television and film studios.  In using, reproducing, or distributing media such as television shows and movies without authorization to do so, film and television show producers’ copyrights are essentially being violated.  This was a huge topic of concern in 2012.

We’ve noticed that people have a way of getting around paying for the shows they want to watch, many offered on cable channels that require a subscription.  The top-five shows which were most pirated came from these channels.  Now, when people want to watch something, the internet usually provides a way.  In 2012, HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was the most pirated television show.  Next in line came “Dexter” on Showtime, then AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead.”

You may have thought (understandably) that the most pirated movies would have been The Avengers or The Hunger Games.  Strangely enough, the most pirated movie of 2012 was one that had a short life in theaters, Project X.  This movie was hugely popular overseas, which was where most of the illegal downloading took place.  A few of the big Hollywood hits that were pirated last year include The Dark Knight Rises, and 21 Jump Street.

Other films that were illegally downloaded last year include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.

Thanks to the internet, people can download other people’s work at the speed of lightning – and illegally.  Piracy has become a real problem for the entertainment industry, as more people illegally copy and distribute not only copyrighted movies and televisions shows, but music as well.  Ultimately, it becomes difficult for copyright owners to earn a living when their products (films, movies, music, television shows) are being given away for free online.

The Law Offices of Spotora & Associates represents individuals and companies who are the victims or internet piracy.  Our experience, skill, and aggressive approach allow us to reach positive results for our clients.  Contact us today if your media or productive works are being pirated on the internet.

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