Study: 97.9% of BitTorrent files likely illegal

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Study: 97.9% of BitTorrent files likely illegal.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/07/NOBDjl.jpg[/newsimage]Researchers at the University of Ballarat in Australia have released the results of a new study which shows that 89% of BitTorrent files are definitely illegally shared, and the majority of the rest of the files likely are as well. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/study-97-9-of-bittorrent-files-likely-illegal-32298/](http://www.myce.com/news/study-97-9-of-bittorrent-files-likely-illegal-32298/)


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#2

hahahahahaha

do you need a study for this???

DHA


#3

Another slanted study. The MPAA got the result they wanted…


#4

slanted? I mean theres a few distrubtions that use torrent, like some linux stuff… but the majority is pirated. It doesn’t take a rock scientists (or the mpaa) to figure that one out… lol


#5

Uhhh, what should I be sharing as a torrent, my wedding photos?

And “rock sceientists”. I dont know if it was deliberate or not, but damn funny.


#6

I always thought 89% of stuff on bittorrent was porn.

So maybe not your wedding photos, but photos of your wedding night would go down well.


#7

This doesn’t really surprise, especially for anyone who gives a thought about it.

Take for example a free software product. On BitTorrent, you’ll likely find just the most recent versions and in a few different languages if the product has been translated. There also tends to be just a few main trackers for these Torrents.

Now, consider an illegal distribution such as popular TV series. There will be Torrents for every individual episode, Torrents for each or multiple series as well as individual episodes and full/multiple series for each language. Of course there will be different recordings shared out across a wide range of public and private trackers, including different recordings in standard definition, DVD-rips, 720p, Full HD, Blu-ray rips, encodings specific for the iPhone or PSP, etc.

So for each legal file on BitTorrent, there are likely just a few different versions on it, where as for each illegally distributed file, there are potentially 1,000s of version of this same thing.


#8

[QUOTE=Anthony1uk;2533986]I always thought 89% of stuff on bittorrent was porn.[/QUOTE]
And the porn industry doesn’t pay for their music, hence any porn with soundtracks are are considered infringing content.

Of the remaining 11%, researchers developed RSI from too much … button clicking … and were unable to further determine legality of the remainder of content …

More music in the background? Or perhaps they’ve just copyrighted words such as “Oh”, “my”, “God”, “I’m”, “coming”, or perhaps the term “Doggy style” infringes Snoop Doggs patent of the phrase “Doggy style”.

Of more concern to me is that the University of Ballarat has become an arm of the copyright groups, rather than an individual entity, and is now offering degrees in watching porn on the internet.

All I can say is that the quality of education in Australia has gone down the tubes since I was a part of it.


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[QUOTE=debro;2534071]
Of more concern to me is that the University of Ballarat has become an arm of the copyright groups, rather than an individual entity, and is now offering degrees in watching porn on the internet.

All I can say is that the quality of education in Australia has gone down the tubes since I was a part of it.[/QUOTE]

What a sad fact of life the University is suppose to be a place of tolerance and learning rather Ballarat if true has become the University of Dumming down…dipolmas…


#10

um, D’UH !

Why would anything legal be on bittorent.

What’s next, a report that 99.9% of fish swim in water ?


#11

[QUOTE=ivid;2534158]um, D’UH !

Why would anything legal be on bittorent.

What’s next, a report that 99.9% of fish swim in water ?[/QUOTE]

HAHAHA lmao, that too funny!


#12

So 2.1% of uploaders are wasting peoples time!


#13

So are 97.9 percent of the undocumented immigrants but the USA has not done much about them either:bigsmile:


#14

[QUOTE=samlar;2535713]So are 97.9 percent of the undocumented immigrants but the USA has not done much about them either:bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
Except in Arizona…:doh:


#15

I think the RIAA and MPAA could reduce illegal downloads by 90 percent by allowing the public to sample songs online. As soon as people see or hear the junk that is being released they wont even waste their time trying to download it…sheeesh