[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/22Qmyc.png[/newsimage]The ongoing battle between copyright holders and peer-to-peer piracy isn't proving to be effective, with the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index indicating P2P traffic is expected to grow through 2014. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/peer-to-peer-file-sharing-expected-to-double-in-4-years-30747/](http://www.myce.com/news/peer-to-peer-file-sharing-expected-to-double-in-4-years-30747/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Slowing the growth of (let alone reversing it) P2P sharing is like trying to stop the tide from rising and lowering. Instead the RIAA, MPAA, software companies etc. should figure out how to harness it for their own profit.
With the global recession … all those chinese manufactured products have to go somewhere … and the affluence of the chinese & indians with jobs, where everyone in the western world jobs have been outsourced to, has increased to the point that much of the population will be online … doubled in 4 years … ROTFLMAO … P2P will be 10x what it is now, and I suspect that’s extremely conservative.
The RIAA, MPAA & software companies are fending off an avalanche with an umbrella … it’s almost comical … like the coyote in the roadrunner cartoons.
It’s time for them to capitalize on P2P … or at least get the hint, and improve their products & pricing.
Any unofficial file from P2P is an inferior copy … except … official products waste 10minutes of my life EVERY TIME i put a disc in, because of copyright infringement bull$hit, FBI warnings (they have no jurisdiction here anyway, so the commercial is a toothless tiger), and recently … freaking commercials for other movies & garbage that if i wanted, I’d already have it. And worse is that there is NO WAY for people to skip this garbage.
Downloaded files get straight to the movie … in 2-3 seconds.
I still dont quite understand why people are still using p2p crap when there are so many other places to download stuff, and the contents of the rar file is more reliable.
That, and the lawsuits that seem to be still around. Who would want to take such a chance?
I think P2P traffic doubling in 4 years is a decent estimate. Remember, not everyone knows how to use BitTorrent or a P2P application. The majority of users just don’t know what to do…
[QUOTE=Zzyzxroad;2524884]I still dont quite understand why people are still using p2p crap when there are so many other places to download stuff, and the contents of the rar file is more reliable.[/QUOTE]
More reliable than what?
A bare MKV or avi cannot be passworded, and you can play a partial file for verification that it is what it says it is. Rar’s can require passwords, cannot be played prior to the entire file(s) being downloaded and may or may not be what the uploader says it is.
Torrents are true P2P. There’s no centralized server required. You just need to get you hands on the original torrent file.
If you mention usenet … it’s not just a central server, but a large network of usenet servers … each server keeping access logs … and you have to pay for usenet access.
The point of pirating content is that you don’t have to pay for it.
You’d have to be crazy, to pay for songs/movies/books which you don’t own, and can be prosecuted for possessing. Crazy.
Wonder how long before the MPAA / RIAA / BSA start to go after the Usenet providers… ??
They don’t need to … they just go after the first seeder … it’s logged.
[QUOTE=paulw2;2525159]Wonder how long before the MPAA / RIAA / BSA start to go after the Usenet providers… ??[/QUOTE]
They’ve targeted Usenet in the past.
So… let’s follow the logic here: I can buy a used CD or DVD off Amazon/eBay from a private seller, but that’s okay, even though the RIAA/MPAA aren’t making money off of these either… so, in the future are they going to go after anyone who sells/buys used CD/DVD’s, too? How about prosecuting public libraries for offering CD’s and DVD’s to borrow? How about my friend who lets me borrow a CD/DVD to watch in my home? Anyone can make a copy of any CD/DVD in existence. In my mind, their arguments are inconsistent. What are they really trying to prosecute here? Volume and convenience?