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P2P Is Still Bigger Than Spotify, Soundcloud, Twitter, Instagram & Pandora…

Sure, the media stopped talking about it long ago.  But that doesn’t mean it ever went away: according to file-sharing stats just released by TruOptik, P2P remains one of the largest social networks on the planet.

 

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Not only that, America remains the file-swapping capital of the world in almost every media category.  And P2P activity has been gaining over the past few years.

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Comments (16)
  1. GGG

    Is there data that shows what the files are? IE, music vs film vs TV vs porn?


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    1. Seth Keller

      Great question. Probably a lot of software in there too.


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    2. mdti

      more and more people would stream those rather than download them.
      Torrents does not seem to be popular anymore, they prefer to stream, especially in countries like France with HADOPI law. And downloading costs you something in terms of hard drive space usage. the younger don’t invest in that.


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      1. mdti

        nb: that’s what i see with the interns here.


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  2. bdubb

    Are these figures per capita? From the wording in the article, it appears to be “files per unique IP”. USA has approximately 310m people while Australia and Canada have approximately 23m and 35m respectively. On that basis, looks like a significantly bigger issue in Canada & Australia than the USA.

    (note – I live a lot of the year in Australia – movie, CD & software prices are significantly higher here in USD terms than in the USA. TV shows are released much later on the traditional tv networks. And the cliche about Australians being criminals / renegades is just not true. While we do boast the creation of Julian Assange, most people here are rule following worshipers of the nanny state….their inclination is fear of authority.
    )


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  3. bdubb

    Are these figures per capita? From the wording in the article, it appears to be “files per unique IP”. USA has approximately 310m people while Australia and Canada have approximately 23m and 35m respectively. On that basis, looks like a significantly bigger issue in Canada & Australia than the USA.

    (note – I live a lot of the year in Australia – movie, CD & software prices are significantly higher here in USD terms than in the USA. TV shows are released much later on the traditional tv networks. And the cliche about Australians being criminals / renegades is just not true. While we do boast the creation of Julian Assange, most people here are rule following worshipers of the nanny state….their inclination is fear of authority.)
    )


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  4. Versus

    The US is the shameful leader in this thievery. So why is the US government so complacent in all this? Furthermore, why are so many Americans without any moral conscience about this matter?


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    1. Anonymous

      Most children are taught to share from an early age.


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      1. Anonymous

        Not sure what you mean — we’re talking about theft, not sharing.


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        1. Anonymous

          Yep, I get that. Just saying there’s a disconnect. Kids are taught to share their toys, share their candy, share their books……then, suddenly they’re 15 years old and sharing a CD is stealing.


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          1. Anonymous

            Still don’t know what you mean — you can’t ‘share’ other people’s property without permission.


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            1. Anonymous

              Most things you buy in the store belong to you, and you can do whatever you want them. The disconnect the laws with CDs don’t behave like laws regarding ordinary property.


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              1. Anonymous

                I think you need to look up Intellectual Property. :)


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                1. Anonymous

                  Yes, young people today do not understand intellectual property or copyright. This was in response to the above poster who was bewildered by so many Americans without a moral conscience.


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                  1. Anonymous

                    “people today do not understand intellectual property or copyright”

                    Well, they never did…

                    Only professional artists and publishers had to read up on the subject in the past.

                    But today, we’re all publishers. So we all need to take time to understand the law.


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                    1. Anonymous

                      How are you going to do that?


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