Russia Was Announced the Movie File-Sharing CapitalAdded: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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According to the statistics collected by piracy monitoring company MarkMonitor, the recently released movies are most frequently shared from the Russian Federation, the US and Italy. However, per capita the results are different: in this case, the UAE is in the first place, followed by Israel and Estonia.
It’s not a secret that peer-to-peer file-sharing services are normally used to share pirated films. However, not many people know about the volume of such unauthorized transfers in different countries.
Recent information published by the piracy monitoring company detailed the impact of unauthorized P2P file-sharing on the content industry. For example, in the Netherlands alone the losses due to online piracy totaled to an estimated 78 million euros. The report also contains some interesting data which revealed geographical file-sharing differences.
During the first six months of 2014, the monitoring firm (the technology partner for the American “six-strikes” program) has been tracking several popular English language blockbuster movies – for instance, The Hobbit and The Hunger Games. The company monitors films distribution via both eDonkey and BitTorrent. The latter had the largest audience. Overall, the popular movies were shared over 150 million times without permission.
Although the report was focused on English language movies, most of the pirated copies (over 20 million) were shared from the Russian Federation. The bar chart above shows the top 10, and as you can see, the US, Italy, Brazil and Spain completed the top five. The results were no surprise for industry observers, but the most interesting part was the number of file-sharers per capita.
For instance, in the US, 12.5 million pirated copies were shared by 4% of population. In Russia this number is 15%, but in Australia it’s even more – over 16%. It turned out that the movies in the sample were most shared in the UAE, Israel, Estonia, Greece and Italy.
Apparently, the report is based on a sample that is biased towards Western content, and therefore you can’t see Chinese downloaders in the list, as they tend to share files via other channels. In addition, the results don’t cover direct downloads and streaming services that may be relatively more popular in other regions.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
|posted by (2014-06-25 17:59:54)|
|well with hollywood constantly bringing out remakes of old classics and then ruining them im sure people will carry on with pirating movies as most of the new stuff aint worth wasting money on at the cinemas....|
|not telling anything more than we don`t already know in UAE and Israel they use phones for camming and get an occasional good film,the Russians do early cams but the subs and audio file have to be sourced afterwards,the academy award screeners are from the USA as are many good early cams,what does always strike me is how they can say they lost so many millions in revenue when they project the estimated amount of films pirated and use the price of the original film from them as the cost of 1 film when a pirated film may only cost a couple of quid but from them its 15 or 20 GBP and if going to the cinema with a family of 4 you can spend maybe 40 gbp the point being is that if they put a reasonable pricing on their product it couldn`t be pirated cheaper.|
So what they all need to do is have pay per view of 1GBP per film via the internet and a standard £2.50 to watch a film in the cinemas and everybody will pay since producing pirates cheaper is a vexatious waste of time,if the copyright holders don`t want to do this since it loses them too much money then let it continue since it is their decision and the peoples choice not to be exploited.
|Very well said Embolism.|
|i agree taking the family to the cinema in the uk is far too expensive.i find i enjoy a movie far more while sat on my sofa with a beer and some potato chips and no one shuffling past me to get to the tiolet.|
|posted by (2014-06-26 21:19:06)|
|i do dl movies for free. going to the movies nowdays is to expensive. even buying a movie is to much when your only gonna watch it once then it will sit and collect dust. ya the uae prob more haha. i lived their for almost year. alot of websites get banned their. some stuff in cinema get censored or stuff gets removed if its sexual. even the last twilight movie had few scenes removed xd. so if u wanna watch those movies and ya live their. best to dl and watch so u can see whole movie.||
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