|Despite the increasing choice of legal options, online piracy remains widespread across the world. Pirate portals are visited hundreds of millions of times every day. According to information collected by a piracy tracking agency MUSO from 14,000 of the largest global piracy sites, there were over 140 billion visits to pirate sites only in 2015. The data accounts visits to both international and local pirate websites, and the agency believes that it’s an accurate overview of the global piracy landscape. Let’s see where these pirates are coming from.
If we talk absolute numbers, the US clearly comes out on top, accounting for about 10bn visits to streaming portals and 3bn to torrent websites. It is not a secret that the US is one of the largest countries in the world with a high Internet penetration, but things get more interesting in terms of the piracy rate based on the number of Internet users across the globe. With this factor into account, a comparison of the top 50 countries with the most piracy traffic highlight the problems in Europe: actually, all of the top 10 countries with the highest piracy rates are in Europe.
The first comes Latvia with almost 50% of the Internet users visiting pirate sites. It is followed by Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Ireland, Romania and Sweden. Australia has a piracy rate of 16%, Canada – 11%. In this case, the US is one of the countries with the lowest piracy rates, below 5%.
The United Kingdom has a piracy rate of around 8%, while Germany showed less than 2%. Surprisingly enough, the top 50 is closed by Vietnam with the rate of just over 1%. It will be interesting to see if these rankings change over time.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
|I used to use Netflix. It was awesome until Hollywood pulled the good titles and new releases. Now Netflix and Hollywood are without my money. Movie industry greed results in less profits.|
|i too was and still am a Netflix user. Now i see that Hola doesn't work reliably any longer, and i must looks for torrents.|
if streaming will ever be as simple and staightforward as torrenting ?
|posted by (2016-08-05 03:10:47)|
|Livestreaming /streaming is the future. Already here, really.....|
|Very bad Statistics. The reason for those numbers is that most pirates use VPNs and a whole lot of the servers are in European countries. Thats why it looks like Europe is a piracy hub. Lol. Thats okay, i'm in Netherlands, they can add that to their stats. (At least thats what they see if they look at my IP)|
|Internet piracy is a myth like man made global warming or Hitlery Clinton winning the democratic primary.|
|Yes with the majority of major uploaders these days using a VPN seed box, these numbers are pretty meaningless. The problem with streaming and all the online services is ownership, when you torrent a Movie you have the file to watch again and again. Streaming just does not do it for me at all, and as well pointed out Major releases do not get streamed, well not legally anyway. What I am seeing is a lot more people on Bit Torrent who have NO IDEA how to get good download speeds and many are overloading there torrent client by running far too many active torrents at the same time. That is what I see in 2016. Rigmar|
|posted by (2016-08-07 18:49:37)|
|There is no way that Germany could have a rate of only 2%|
that seems very unlikely, or do you realy think that all the Kids go to the ITunes Store haha, yeah, right...
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