The topic of ad-funded piracy has been increasingly prominent in recent months, with musician David Lowery, Beggars Group founder Martin Mills, music industry body the BPI and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (among others) questioning why so many big brands’ ads appear on sites that are engaged in piracy.
Tonight, Lowery and BPI boss Geoff Taylor took part in a MusicTank debate at the University of Westminster in London addressing this very subject – Follow the Money: Can The Business of Ad-Funded Piracy Be Throttled? – on a heavyweight panel that promised plenty of sparks.
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