The anti-piracy lobby group AFACT just championed a study which claims that nearly all of the popular files on BitTorrent point to infringing material. Although the study in question is probably not far off, the press-release of the anti-piracy group has been met with more doubt than ever before. Slowly journalists are starting to reflect on the ongoing propaganda stream from anti-piracy outfits, and some are even brave enough to call them out on it.
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Yes, here we go again. Remember the fine BitTorrent researchers at Ballarat University’s Internet Commerce Security Laboratory? Well, they’re back. This time they don’t have much data to share. Instead, they came up with a revolutionary tool that will soon end all piracy on the Internet. “The international movie industry has a new weapon against [...]
Over the past years we’ve seen dozens of BitTorrent and piracy studies that were not the most robust or accurate, but the reports from the University of Ballarat’s Internet Commerce Security Laboratory top them all. Among other painful mistakes, the researchers conclude that older films such as Gladiator, Juno and Hancock were among the 10 most downloaded films this summer, years after they came out.