BitTorrent Sites Are Littered With Fakes Files

A new outdated study surfaced yesterday, claiming that most content on BitTorrent is published by a small group of people.

Researchers of the Carlos III University of Madrid draw same conclusion as a report we covered last year.

“We demonstrate that a small fraction of publishers (around 100 users) are responsible for 66% of published content and 75%of the downloads,” they write.

The research also found that a third of all torrents in their sample are ‘fake.’ However, it has to be noted that most of these fake torrent are removed from BitTorrent indexes within a few minutes or hours.

The full article (pdf) is available online as well as a press release from the Carlos III University of Madrid.


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