First, let's define the terms who is who in this niche:
1. Regular users - those who visit sites for free download in order to understandably download anything and do not receive any material benefit from it.
2. The owners of the sites - here I think everything is clear, those who own sites and as far as possible and the desire to make a profit, usually from advertising.
3. "Fighters" for the rights of copyright holders - I specifically quoted the word fighters in quotes, more on that below.
4. Rights holders are actually those who actually own the rights to a particular product.
I specifically missed the file hosting companies aka RapidShare in this review, as this is a completely separate topic for discussion.
Regular users are ordinary users, they came to the site to download something for their own pleasure, but I have to note that this audience is solvent, I can safely say this based on donate amounts, and on the amounts that these users spend to buy premium accounts for file hosting.
The owners of the sites - as you know, nobody has ever given investments for projects of this subject, therefore such projects appear on the owners' pure enthusiasm, if you succeed, your site has become popular, site owners start to make profits, the time after which the site starts to make a profit for years. Website owners have to communicate with all market players.
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“Fighters” for the rights of rights holders are parasites, and first of all they are parasitic on the right holders themselves. The scheme is very simple, a law firm or some public committee is created, which starts to walk around the right holders and tell them how badly they live because of the so-called pirates, and how much money they DO NOT GET, the so-called under-received profit - according to many experts thicker They offer their "effective" help to combat pirates, what is it? They just send letters to site owners with lists of links that they ask to remove, since this is a violation of copyright (they are right here), sane site owners remove links to the products, the “fighters” run to the copyright holders with a report on the work done and get small money, the fact that fresh links to the same products appear on the site again - no one cares, this is for the "fighters" only good, otherwise there will be nothing to ask for removal next month. As a rule, such services are provided on a subscriber basis and all that is necessary for the “fighters” is to show a monthly report on the work done, by the way, such services are not very cheap.