Peer to peer file sharing to double in 4 years
The ongoing battle between copyright holders and peer-to-peer piracy isn’t proving to be effective, with the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index indicating peer to peer (P2P) traffic is expected to grow through 2014.
The forecast indicates traffic will increase up to 7 petabytes of traffic per month, with BitTorrent expected to lead all other P2P services.
It wasn’t long ago when there was a concern the majority of Internet bandwidth would be used for file sharing and P2P use. In 2005, some studies indicated up to 75 percent of all Internet use would be through P2P, but that number was lowered to 39 percent by the end of 2009.
By the end of 2010, online video traffic is expected to overtake P2P traffic as the largest type of Internet traffic — but that number will bounce back and forth between P2P and online video. Through the end of 2014, P2P traffic is predicted to drop 17 percent further — but it’s not P2P traffic declining — it’s due to total Internet traffic, which is expected to drastically increase over the next four years.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has blamed P2P as one of the leading causes behind the demise of music CDs — though there are many other significant problems for their recent sales struggles. The RIAA likely loses sleep over the thought of P2P traffic increasing, even though it is doing more to try and crack down on unauthorized file sharing.
The RIAA is trying to get P2P client LimeWire closed down for good, with lawyers suggesting that the service owes the industry up to 1.5 trillion dollars. On the flip side, a report from the United Kingdom says that piracy may not directly affect revenues.
Whatever your stance is on peer to peer file sharing, this struggle between copyright holders and online file swappers will continue to go on and on, especially as P2P traffic increases.
9 Comments on Peer to peer file sharing to double in 4 years
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- Posted on: 11 Jun 10 14:33
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- Posted on: 11 Jun 10 14:43
With the global recession ... all those chinese manufactured products have to go somewhere ... and the affluence of the chinese & indians with jobs, where everyone in the western world jobs have been outsourced to, has increased to the point that much of the population will be online ..... doubled in 4 years .. ROTFLMAO ... P2P will be 10x what it is now, and I suspect that's extremely conservative.
The RIAA, MPAA & software companies are fending off an avalanche with an umbrella ... it's almost comical ... like the coyote in the roadrunner cartoons.
It's time for them to capitalize on P2P .... or at least get the hint, and improve their products & pricing.
Any unofficial file from P2P is an inferior copy ... except .... official products waste 10minutes of my life EVERY TIME i put a disc in, because of copyright infringement bull$hit, FBI warnings (they have no jurisdiction here anyway, so the commercial is a toothless tiger), and recently .. freaking commercials for other movies & garbage that if i wanted, I'd already have it. And worse is that there is NO WAY for people to skip this garbage.
Downloaded files get straight to the movie ... in 2-3 seconds.
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- Posted on: 11 Jun 10 18:08
That, and the lawsuits that seem to be still around. Who would want to take such a chance?
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- Posted on: 11 Jun 10 23:22
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- Posted on: 12 Jun 10 05:14
I still dont quite understand why people are still using p2p crap when there are so many other places to download stuff, and the contents of the rar file is more reliable.
A bare MKV or avi cannot be passworded, and you can play a partial file for verification that it is what it says it is. Rar's can require passwords, cannot be played prior to the entire file(s) being downloaded and may or may not be what the uploader says it is.
Torrents are true P2P. There's no centralized server required. You just need to get you hands on the original torrent file.
If you mention usenet ... it's not just a central server, but a large network of usenet servers .. each server keeping access logs ... and you have to pay for usenet access.
The point of pirating content is that you don't have to pay for it.
You'd have to be crazy, to pay for songs/movies/books which you don't own, and can be prosecuted for possessing. Crazy.
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- Posted on: 13 Jun 10 08:37
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- Posted on: 13 Jun 10 10:35
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- Posted on: 15 Jun 10 23:18
Wonder how long before the MPAA / RIAA / BSA start to go after the Usenet providers.. ??
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- Posted on: 12 Aug 10 19:53
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