More pirated? More likely to appear on Netflix?

This is the story being reported over on, where in an interview with Dutch site Tweakers, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition, Kelly Merryman said “With the purchase of series, we look at what does well on piracy sites,”. Now apparently these echo similar sentiments from the company’s CEO Reed Hastings. As normal check out the link below for the full story. But here’s my question to you: Will using piracy data to improve titles available through legal streaming help deter piracy?  This comes after the music industry reported that global recorded music revenues rose by 0.3 per cent in 2012. (again check out the link below) Now clearly if the music industry is ‘recovering’ this will be good news for everyone from musicians to fans, maybe if things keep improving album prices will go down and it could help other up and coming artists get their break. But is there any more action that can be taken to stop online piracy, are Netflix doing the right thing and should it be a method used by more sites?


Netflix uses torrent sites to decide which shows to pick up next

Music industry ‘on the road to recovery’ as it records growth for first time in 15 years


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