Heads-UP #31: From Digital Piracy to Illegal Memes

Welcome to this week’s edition of Heads-UP, a collection of the most interesting facts the team discovered this week. We looked at the eye-watering cost of our favourite music videos and delved into the world of digital piracy.

  • The most expensive music video ever was ‘Scream’ by Michael and Janet Jackson. Second, third AND fourth are all Madonna tracks. – Bill

  • Game of Thrones Season 7 has been pirated online more than a billion times – Fabienne
  • But a study by the EU revealed that piracy actually isn’t bad for sales. – Lynn
  • In 1936, the Russians made a computer that ran on water. #greentechnology -Myriam
  • According to Havas Media Study 2017 – Paid Media only amounts to half (50%) of the perceived value of brands by consumers. With special thanks to A. George for his direct and invaluable contribution. – Pierre
  • On Earth, there’s one soldier per 260 civilians. – Laurent
  • In Australia, it’s technically illegal to create and share memes. – Krish

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