Hollywood, beware-online piracy is growing, but music piracy is shrinking.

Digital piracy remains a problem for the entertainment business, but it's disproportionately hurting the film and TV industries more than music and is more of a problem outside of North America.

A new report by Netnames titled "Sizing the Piracy Universe" and commissioned by NBCUniversal shows that bandwidth stemming from infringing content has increased 159.3% -- from 3,690 petabytes to 9,567 petabytes -- between 2010 and 2012 in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The figure represents 23.8% of all residential and commercial Internet users in the three regions.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In