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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Piracy Surges Of 2009

Piracy Surges Of 2009

Piracy Surges Of 2009

Added: Friday, September 4th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:Torrents, Seed, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Movies, Television
New reports have come out, by the anti-piracy research and development team over at Big Champagne. In their quarterly assessment, they have listed some of the most pirated movies, music, and television series stemming from peer to peer communications.

Peer To Peer = Piracy? NO WAY

Big Champagne CEO, Chief Executive Eric Garland has stated, "I don't want to engage in too much stereotyping, but who are the people most actively helping themselves arm over arm to all this free video content?" He asked, and continued, "They're going to be geek-leaning. Just think about how many Comic Con visitors are also heavy Bittorrent users." The results of his companies research, relay that exact message, as forms of entertainment about super heroes and super villians, tends to top the charts, for the most pirated and torrented copyrighted materials in the industry.

Big Champagne, has stated, that Watchmen was downloaded nearly 17 million times from popular trackers such as The Pirate Bay and Mininova, (that they know of ;). The film coming in second as the most pirated, was The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, which to their knowledge, was downloaded around 13 million times. Although films are not the most downloaded torrents, which many do not realize, they are still very popular amongst the bittorrent scene.

In the television genre of the protocol, it seems that Heroes, the popular tv series, was downloaded at least 54.5 million times, along with the series Lost, which was downloaded at least 51 million times.

As I've stated before, last year's top pirated film, was Batman: The Dark Knight, which was only downloaded around 10 million times, according to Big Champagne anyways. That number, is no where near the numbers we are seeing this year, for the amount of traffic being spread across the Bit Torrent Protocol, and across torrent sites throughout the world. This year, every movie in the top ten most pirated films of the year, were significantly higher than the ten million figure which we saw as the most pirated film of 2008.

Attack On
Bit Torrent is growing, and its continuing to grow and evolve, as many can no longer afford the outrageous prices charged by stores, cable providers, and movie theaters around the globe. Worldwide economic recession could be one key factor, or could it be that simply most of the trash we see coming out of productions companies is not worth paying for? You decide.

The enormous upward trend in "piracy" shows that it does not end with video peer to peer communications, that music sources are also being spread, alongside of the increase in legal streaming. A report by the analyst firm Music Ally, is showing that illegal music downloads in Britain alone had fallen nearly a quarter in totals, just between December of 2007 and January of 2009. So during a two year span, it seems many are using "streaming" rather than Bit Torrent for their music "piracy". Or is it the fact that many are now protected, with encrypted networks? Again, you decide.

Amazingly enough, every single one of the top ten most pirated television shows, can also be streamed for free, on many major TV streaming sites, as well as network television web sites. Funny, that the Bit Torrent Protocol still receives most of the blame. "Today's tech-savvy TV audience," says Big Champagne's Garland, "simply won't wait even a few days for a live television show to appear on a streaming Web site. That unfortunate fact made 2008 a breakout year for television piracy." according to Garland. "There's been an evolution of expectation," he says. "If you tell a kid he has to wait a few days to see a television show on Hulu.com, he'll give you a blank stare."

As of late, we all know that peer to peer downloads and torrent index sites have been targeted, mainly in the high profile suits agains The Pirate Bay, still the most popular of all public index sites. Also seems amazing, that these firms such as Big Champagne, are able to "track" the downloads from the same sites that are under fire, Mininova, and The Pirate Bay. ( Stay away from them obviously, and come to ET)

Big Champagne CEO Garland stated that he was most surprised, by what wasn't on the list of the most pirated films of 2009, mainly, the most recent Star Trek film, which was only downloaded around 5 million times in the last six months. Even though that film seemed to have an appeal to "trekkies" and nerds alike, it did not have the numbers to back it up. Garland, believed that pirates are skipping out on the lower quality versions of Cams, TeleSyncs, TeleCines, and the like, waiting for what he called "higher quality releases", stating that "I think that really flies in the face of everything we've thought about pirates as undiscriminating viewers," Garland says. "Even pirates will wait for quality. That strikes me as a kind of maturity in the black market."

To me, this man sounds like a complete idiot, and the fact that he is on the other side of the battlefield, only makes me chuckle from deep within. Seems those fighting the other side of this war, are very ill informed, and do not take into consideration all the key factors, such as the "appeal" of the particular torrent, and how desired it is as a film for example. Transformers, which has yet to be released in any form other than cam quality, is one of the biggest and most sought after films of the summer of 2009, not due to the quality of the video, but due to the high anticipation for the film in general. Maybe it's time to fire these guys if they ever want to stand a chance against the minds of those of us "stealing shit on the high seas".
We Will Fight The Good Fight, The Fight For Freedom
Regardless of why Star Trek hasn't seen widespread piracy this summer, its producers at Paramount Pictures aren't asking too many questions. Alfred Perry, the studio's vice president for legal affairs, wouldn't speculate as to why Star Trek had eluded pirates. "We can say," he added, "That this is one list we are happy not to be on." This to me, is not something to brag about, it just means you made a shitty movie, with a shitty cast, and a shitty plot. Nobody really wanted to see your movie. Except the die hard Trek fans. The ultimate fail Paramount. Try again. Next time, lets attempt to use common sense, it seems to work in ever other aspect of day to day lives, so why not use even a few percent of your brains while making movies? Sounds like a plan.

Many in the torrent world will continue there day to day methods, they will just find a new home, and I've said time and time again, that file sharing is impertinent to the existence of freedom on the internet. Here on Extra Torrent, you will have no worries, have no doubts, as we will fight the good fight, and continue to share with you daily. We are committed to this.

September 4th, 2009

Posted by:  Blocked
Date:  Friday, September 4th, 2009

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2009-09-04 10:28:13)
tank66 avatarno one will stop
Piracy long live et well said xxxOBSCENExxx

posted by (2009-09-04 10:54:43)
digster avatarnicely said xxxOBSCENExxx
long live et

posted by (2009-09-04 11:08:36)
onewinged90 avatarYeah that's right.
And ET is officially my home anyway...migrated from ''another site'' just recently xD

posted by (2009-09-04 13:47:38)
Lboogie382 avatarWOW I just loved waking up to that! Way better then coffee! I too have found a new home... right after the started attacking putting fakes on BTJUNKIE.... Im a Torrent Junkie FOR LIFE!!! ET FOR LIFE. It amazing how dumb Eric Garland is, geek-leaning. I guess anyone who wants to save a few bucks is geek-leaning. What a joke. They should have never messed with NAPSTER maybe then it wouldnt have got so big!

posted by (2009-09-04 14:01:46)
ANGELSxHALO avatarI feel that by them busting tpb and other torrent sites out in the open and on live tv lol that they are actually putting the word out to more people that you can download all you want cause it's free, your not getting busted unless you own the site, and also by letting others know that there are more options out there then just tpb and napster to choose from. Piracy is gonna keep getting bigger and bigger and the more they put it out there the faster it spreads. As for more I'm all for ET cause we rock. And obs is the best i have never seen someone make a cam look as good as he does!!!! ROCK ON ET!!!

posted by (2009-09-04 14:26:26)
AcidRonin avatari thought startrek was cool and innovative its what made me watch the older series but no one can ever replace shatner,.. good article good to know

posted by (2009-09-04 17:52:28)
No avatarHow can they stop Piracy? they limited the Kaaza but you guys see things changed to other way like Torrent, if they ban torrents site still there is thousand of ways to file share..... Long live ET.

posted by Blocked (2009-09-04 20:06:33)
lilfuzzy avatarI must say I love your articles.I find them highly informative and professionally written.Keep up the good work .

Ps. The New Star Trek was GREAT !I even paid to see it on the big screen after watching the torrent.I have no problem with paying for quality .If theaters were held to the same standards as restaurants [No paying for "inedible" fare]I'd go more often .But 10 $ and 5 for a coke to see that the trailer was the only entertaining 3 minutes in the whole movie.......No thanks.

posted by (2009-09-04 23:20:05)
xLessliex avatarVery well Said OBS.... i wonder who in the world ever madwe up the word "piracy" as a meaning for "stealing stuff" .... i dnt get it ,,, But ET Is def the best n home to a many lots of thankful ppl~! Keep it up n u clearly have so many supporter obs n ET~~!!!!! GrEAT WORK~ x0x0x ; )

posted by (2009-09-04 23:57:17)
altrntnam avatarlong live the pirates.

long live ET. (MY new home)

long live STAR TREK> (so what if i am a die-hard trekkie. sue me. i grew up on it.)

posted by (2009-09-05 00:00:49)
altrntnam avataroh yeah. i actually downloaded an out of sync district 9 cam, with english AND russian(i think) subs popping up at the same time, and I STILL enjoyed it. sometimes it really is about anticipation not quality.

posted by Blocked (2009-09-05 03:10:33)
No avatarLuckily today we see Star Trek screeners popping up. The irony of the shit talking that these anti-piracy scumbags do. It only further causes them to FAIL in every aspect. :)

posted by (2009-09-05 05:27:24)
animaze24 avatarviva E.T an im not talking about the et with the glowing finger either lol

posted by Site FriendXbox (2009-09-05 16:10:03)
Z0R4N avatarPiracy is the only way, although they call it piracy it's just caring for us, because sharing is caring.;o)

posted by (2009-09-06 14:19:19)
brock24 avatarwell said obs! were all here for the good fight and in for the long haul. thanx for everything et-ers!

posted by (2009-09-06 18:43:38)
decoythegreat avatarlong live et. long live (stealing shit) piracy. f the other side. i must be a nomad cuz i bounce from home to home. but ET is def. my number 1 home. Thanks for all the hard work uploaders, seeders, peers, leechers, ty anyone who can get a $300 program for free. i took my wife and and kids to the movies the other day and it was $42 just for the tickets to get in. not to mention i spent an extra $40 on cokes and nachos.

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