Web sites hawking pirated software and other digital goods are luring in about 53 billion visits each year.
That's according to a report (PDF) released yesterday by MarkMonitor, a company that protects online brands for its corporate customers.
Piracy sites made up the majority of the 53 billion visits, while those selling counterfeit goods such as fake prescription drugs and luxury items accounted for a considerably smaller amount of traffic: about 92 million visits a year.
MarkMonitor identified 43 sites as engaging in digital piracy. Among them, three sites--Rapidshare.com, Megavideo.com, and Megaupload.com--accounted for about 21 billion … Read more