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Credit card companies helping 'rogue' websites, study says
Credit card companies helping 'rogue' websites, study says

Credit cards companies are helping to fuel online piracy, according to a new study. A report from the Digital Citizens Alliance concludes that Visa and MasterCard are widely used by customers of leading "cyberlocker" websites, which are lucrative hubs for illegal copies of movies, TV shows, video games and other copyrighted content. The report, entitled "Behind the Cyberlocker Door," surveyed 30 of the most popular cyberlocker sites -- those that store files for users to download or stream to their computers -- and found that they are highly profitable. The sites, which include FeakShare, Uptobox, Mega and Putlocker, are primarily used for content theft and generate...

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