With technology developing at a rapid pace, virtual reality is expected to be a growth market for entertainment, including films. While it’s a relatively small market today, pirates are already venturing into these new worlds, with anti-piracy organizations following closely behind.
Two decades ago, it was not uncommon for pirates to wait several days for a film or TV show to finish downloading.
Times have changed. These days pirates can put on their VR headsets, join a virtual streaming world, and instantly stream their favorite new releases, all without paying.
VR pirates currently operate in a relatively tight niche. The trend is expected to grow in the years to come but as pirates experiment with this new technology, anti-piracy groups are paying close attention too.
Virtual world platform VRChat was recently made acutely aware of this brewing clash. The company, which facilitates online spaces for games, online…