New study shows that after-release film piracy has a positive impact on movie popularity at the box office.
The study has based on hundreds of torrent movies, mainly on The Pirate Bay, as well as data from popular movie review websites.
According to the study, the increase in the speech discussion after the release of the plagiarism is triggered resulting in a 3% increase in revenue in the box office.
Action films, comedies and thrillers benefit most of back-release piracy, while dramas do not see so much benefit.
"Naturally, the minority of piracy are for filmmakers – and these can be significant – but many will be interested to point out that plagiarism has an end to the end," he said. Professor Shijie Lu, co-author of the study.
The study also shows that pre-release piracy causes a 11% loss in office and box revenue.
This suggests that the best way to fight film piracy is to target emissions, rather than release release.