Piracy of proprietary video content is becoming increasingly popular due to the availability of freely available video download tools. These tools come in the form of software, plugins, sites, and extensions and can be found easily across the web. They are used to bypass non-secure video streaming sites and make it easy to download videos. The statistics presented in this blog demonstrate the prevalence of these tools and their potential to cause harm.
Number of users of video download piracy tools
To compile the relevant numbers for the video download tools, I have sourced information from various locations. For sites, I have utilized the estimated annual unique visits from Alexa. Additionally, I have provided details for the top 10 video downloader tools, and I have also calculated the total number of video pirates at the end. All of these sources are linked to in the text for further examination.
|Video Download Tool Name
|No. of downloads/Annual Unique Visits
|Video Download Helper
|Internet Download Manager
|Video Downloader Professional
|Video Downloader Pro
|All mytube wondershare
|ANT video downloader
|Total Users from 10 tools-
|110 Million confirmed Pirates
|World Total user estimate (Assuming top 10 downloaders contributing to 20% of the total downloading piracy, total there are over 100s of options)
|500 Million estimated Pirates.
That is Every 4th Computer user in world uses video download tools.
(Total 2 billion desktop users estimated by Reference)
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