Who's placing ads on illegal download sites?

RHIAN JONES

A new study has exposed the top online advertising networks used to place ads on illegal filesharing sites.

The research comes from the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of South California, which has produced a list of ad networks "supporting the major pirate movie and music sites around the world".

The infringing websites themselves were complited using the domains with the most DMCA Takedown requests on the Google Transparency Report.

The top ten are as follows:

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