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Old 02-03-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default About 99% of BitTorrent Content is Copyright-Infringing

I'm sure this will come as no surprise to anyone, but the vast majority of content being shared using the BitTorrent protocol is of an "illegal" copyright-infringing manner. That includes movies, games and other software, music, pornography, images, and believe it or not... books. The fact that illegal content is downloaded often on BitTorrent is widely-accepted, but did you realize the number could be as high as 99%?

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Old 02-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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I'm going to paste what I said elsewhere, just because I hate slanted news like this. I'm not denying the majority of torrents are illegal, but 99% is a meaningless number here used to pull in readers.

Claiming 99% of torrents are illegal is only true if your sample size consists of a single torrent site. Not really a representative sample.

Quite a few sites in the business of transferring large files use P2P now, not just linux distros. I have seen torrents used to propagate Indie games and user game mods/patches to all manner of no longer supported games. Even ASUS uses P2P to transfer drivers, it's the only method that even works half the time with their site.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
[I]I'm sure this will come as no surprise to anyone, but the vast majority of content being shared using the BitTorrent protocol is of an "illegal" copyright-infringing manner.
At the risk of saying what everyone else is thinking...

Yes... annnnnd????

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Old 02-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #4
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Bullcrap. How many times have we seen twisted studies in favor of the RIAA/MPAA. Yeah....this is bull. I'd say 70%. Not almost all

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