The European Union warns that pirate sites can lead users to malware and other unwanted content. Unfortunately, the EU also has its own piracy problem; its official website continues to be exploited by bad actors to advertise piracy-related scams. Meanwhile, male enhancement gummies, Onlyfans hacks, gift card generators, and other scams are promoted too.
The European Union recognizes that online piracy poses a serious threat to copyright holders and the public at large.
Last December, the EU published an updated version of its biannual piracy and counterfeiting watchlist, calling out some of the worst offenders.
“Infringements of intellectual property rights, in particular commercial-scale counterfeiting and piracy, pose a serious problem for the European Union,” the EU Commission wrote.
The report explained that the unauthorized activity leads to “high financial losses” for copyright holders. Members of the public face risks too, such as…