Pirates Stealing Signals, Money From Leagues

The NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball claim millions of dollars have been lost to piracy, and a leading anti-piracy firm says the perpetrators are raking in the spoils, primarily with banner ads that generate money based on the number of people who view the illegal broadcasts. Although no study has calculated ad revenue associated with digital sports piracy, a 2014 report from the Digital Citizens Alliance claims online piracy last year generated more than $220 million in ad revenue.