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100 P2P users do 75 percent of all downloads

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago


An anonymous reader writes " highlights some recent research that among other things says that about 100 people (called pirates in the article) are responsible for 75 percent of all downloading on BitTorrent (and the same group does 66 percent of all uploading), and says that the way to shut down the p2p network is simply to disincentive that relatively small number of people. The other large group identified in the study were people (such as from copyright enforcement agencies) who uploaded fake content to frustrate other users. No suggestions were made about how to prevent people from uploading fake content — but it was suggested that the first group could have their ad revenue cut or could be heavily fined. Maybe we should start watching the fake content instead?"
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This thing is broken. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35007400)

Waddya mean this discussion was created for logged-in users only? I am logged in. Look, there's my name up there. And where are the upvote buttons? I want my money back. And what's that slider thing all about? My head hurts. And all this white isn't helping.
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