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Illegal File-Sharers in Germany Are Afraid of Warning Letters

Illegal File-Sharers in Germany Are Afraid of Warning Letters

Added: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The latest study from German analysts shows that the file-sharing traffic is effectively decreased thanks to warning messages sent to online users. No new copyright law restrictions or ‘three strikes’ policy. All we need is simple warning letter.

While the amount of copyright protection issues grows rapidly, the volume of illegal music content shared online drops respectively. If to believe the figures, file-sharing has reduced for almost 19% from 316 million last year to 258 million today.

The study has revealed interesting facts about file-sharing audience. Illegal content is not used by teenagers who can’t afford licensed versions, as most of us may think.

According to Stefan Michalk, the Music Industry Association director, the typical portrait of music sharer is male user 20-39 years old. The teenagers represent less than 10% of the whole amount of music sharers.

The fact of warning letters effect on file-sharing volumes is rather disputable, but the survey is held every year since 2002, 10 000 people are monitored, and the figures say that the amount of illegal music files downloads goes down. The survey results were published with graphics and numbers, so everyone can make sure in this tendency.

The target of German association was to show that the idea of immoral violation of copyright law comes to the heads of the Internet users, who gradually refuse from illegal file sharing. And this became possible by simple warning texts telling in accessible manner about the consequences of such violations.

The survey lacks one important figure. While we already know how many users refuse from illegal file sharing, we still can’t find out how many users started to purchase legal content. The survey doesn’t show the consequences of this noble refuse from copyright law infringements. The reasons of such a decrease can be entirely different, like the lack of interest to the modern music offers. If the former online “criminals” moved to authorized content resources, then we could celebrate the victory. But if people are just not interested in downloading music, whether it is free or paid, it says about a deep depression in modern music industry. This is a serious sign to music producers and performers who make uninteresting products.

The survey covers only German audience of online file sharers, so it is not the worldwide tendency.

April 27th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-04-27 14:42:36)
Rockman avatarPlease give me a break doesn't this survey just show that more P 2 P users around the world are using peerblock; Hotspot; tor; VPN etc as users hope for more ISP blockers to come online for
isn t that the only purpose of P2p is sharing cds and dvds as the hollywood lawyers say naaa ! ?

posted by (2010-04-27 14:43:19)
moviefreak24 avatarA warning letter is nice, much better than a ticket or jail right away LOL. I don't really believe those figures though, I think teens represent a much larger group of file sharers.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-27 15:51:41)
iamezaz avatarThese figures are only to scare people they dont have even a million people to arrest the billion users who use P2P protocol this is all lies.Actually i think it has increased but cant say for sure let's see:)))

posted by Blocked (2010-04-27 17:46:06)
No avatarwhat can i say if your scared off gettign a letter dont even try download

posted by (2010-04-29 00:48:05)
capnmorgan5150 avatarI've got Verizon, and I got a warning call the other day about my dl's. I also use PeerBlock, so apparently it doesn't really work, because someone figured something out.

posted by Sun (2010-05-02 13:11:40)
No avatarin france the opposite happend the numbers of filesharing etc increased by 12% so maybe their just trying to make people think it's working so that others get scared aswell

posted by (2010-05-06 04:13:14)
No avatarAnd they wonder why people use P2P, they keep on putting out crap like another Robin hood" movie. Do we really need to see another robin hood. we have the classic and it was redone with Kevin Costner. Enough already. And hoolywood complains that they are not making money, well kidding Einsteins. Put out something original and people will come and see it, and then go home and P2P it.

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