The argument between movie studios and those who like to download movie content free of change has gone back and forth for years, with the MPAA winning a battle in ealy 2012 when the site MegaUpload was shuttered. MegaUpload hosted a great deal of pirated content, including films, and television, and the ire of the MPAA provided some of the force that helped shut the site down.

But a new research paper suggests a correlation between declining box office receipts and the shutdown of MegaUpload. it isn’t a very compelling argument, and is worth pointing out because it will likely become a rallying cry for supporters of piracy. Read More »