Since its launch in 2005, Megaupload has allegedly allowed users to download stolen work for free, generating millions of dollars in profits from ad revenue and subscription fees.  It was a business model whose success depended on the pirated property of others. Before it was shut down through an international... Read more

Yesterday, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) took a positive step toward combating rogue websites that peddle pirated and counterfeit products and content. The industry leaders reached an agreement that encourages marketers to avoid advertising on “rogue” sites dedicated to stealing others’... Read more

We know from examples like Megaupload that foreign criminals are getting rich operating illegal websites designed to steal and profit from other people’s hard work and creativity. We also know that many of these same criminals use malware to spread threatening computer viruses that can steal your identity and credit... Read more