Study: Piracy almost 20 percent of total internet traffic in U.S

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Study: Piracy almost 20 percent of total internet traffic in U.S..

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/cktBzI.jpg[/newsimage]A new study - requested by NBC Universal and researched by British firm Envisional - attached a succinct number to the amount of piracy perpetuated across both the U.S. and worldwide internet. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/study-piracy-almost-20-percent-of-total-internet-traffic-in-u-s-39500/](http://www.myce.com/news/study-piracy-almost-20-percent-of-total-internet-traffic-in-u-s-39500/)


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#2

what does it mean… legal ties to piracy? Are they counting anything that uses a protocol related to piracy. IE all torrent traffic, all nntp traffic?

Either way that number seemed much smaller then I thought it would be. The legal ways of video distribution must be catching on.


#3

“Some may believe the numbers are inflated or misleading.”

Those numbers are misleading. It’s more like 40%. Here in Canada we’re at about 60%.


#4

Yeah and what percentage of the industry controlling the majority of copyright protected materials have swindled artists, swindled composers, swindled writers, cheated on royalties, used creative accounting to shaft contract partners, have brow beat grandmothers and hard working Americans into bogus settlements and so on? Maybe they ought to concentrate on their internal audits for the next 10 years and they might save all those jobs they keep whining about.


#5

Come on. Everyone knows that the bulk of Internet traffic is porn related. :iagree:


#6

[QUOTE=UTR;2573081]Come on. Everyone knows that the bulk of Internet traffic is porn related. :iagree:[/QUOTE]
Pirate Porn is the best porn.
Ninja’s just can’t compete …


#7

I thought I remember reading several years ago about P2P (mostly BitTorrent) accounting for something like 75% of all Internet traffic, so if this was the case, this means there has been a drastic decrease in P2P. On the other hand, with the growing popularity of legitimate streaming services such as YouTube and TV services such as on-demand TV, this will have an impact on the legitimate side percentage.


#8

[QUOTE=debro;2573089]Pirate Porn is the best porn.
Ninja’s just can’t compete …[/QUOTE] That’s because ninjas are invisible! :wink:


#9

Just wondering, OK, illegal downloads may represent whatever proportion of the download traffic, but what proportion of the number of files that are transferred around? I guess what I am wondering about is another way of looking at the traffic.


#10

I think it’s just another one of that 70% of statistics that are made up on the spot.


#11

[QUOTE=UTR;2573081]Come on. Everyone knows that the bulk of Internet traffic is porn related. :iagree:[/QUOTE]
Of course, and it makes up most of the remaining 80%. :bigsmile:


#12

what can one do to protect their privacy?


#13

Quote:
Originally Posted by debro View Post
Pirate Porn is the best porn.
Ninja’s just can’t compete …
That’s because ninjas are invisible!

Watch this… funny as hell… :slight_smile:


#14

You mean my internet traffic is being jammed up with this crap being released in Hollywood? Where is Perez Hilton when you really need him?


#15

Statistics, statistics, statistics…all a bunch of collective BS to keep their hyperbole going…