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BPI Revealed Most Illegal Downloaders Infringe Through Google

BPI Revealed Most Illegal Downloaders Infringe Through Google

Added: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The British Phonographic Industry recently released a report which outlined the nowadays state of legitimate and digital music in the United Kingdom. The results detailed some enormous obstacles the BPI is facing in its attempts to solve the problem of unauthorized file-sharing.


Despite the fact that the United Kingdom can boast some 67 legal music services, it still claims that the level of unauthorized downloading is currently on the rise. Geoff Taylor? BPI CEO, states that unauthorized downloading goes on rising in the country. He even called the activity a “parasite” threatening to deprive a whole generation of talented people of their possibility to create music. In addition, piracy is “holding back investment in the digital entertainment sector.”

Meanwhile, ordinary peer-to-peer clients and services don’t seem to be the problem, because their level of usage remained on the same level as before, while the use of cyberlockers and illegal MP3 pay websites are rising alarmingly. However, that was not what the BRI was worrying about. The matter is that the research proved that a majority of unauthorized downloaders use Google to find the illegal content. To be more precise, Harris Interactive revealed the figure of 58% of the infringements starting from Google.

In fact, in a majority of cases it’s worryingly straightforward to find free music – just as simple as typing the name of the song into a search engine. Over the recent years the methods of illegally obtaining copyrighted content has evolved. As a result, search engines have become quite a huge source like any other.

The British Phonographic Industry proved this point in November by doing test searches for the country’s top 20 albums, followed by the query “mp3? within a week. Thus, it found that 17 of the first 20 Google results for the queries appeared to be links to popular unauthorized websites.

However, the digital world understands that it’s not Google that should be blamed for facilitation of copyright infringement. It is, like the BPI itself admitted, the fact that unauthorized downloading will always keep evolving and diversifying. The way that the BPI should, but doesn’t want to choose is to focus less on piracy and more on music fans requirements, who usually want music quick, and at a fair price, which the industry currently can’t satisfy.

December 21st, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-12-21 17:10:42)
No avatarIf you want to annihilate completely software,mp3 copies you must kill people on the surface of the blue planet or kill the internet.The second choice is the wisest but does not look stupid at all when you think.
Go back to the old BBS and f++k the internet.
It's quite messy but in my opinion,the only choice.
It is for example for someone who is in the mid-thirties to go back in time when there were no mobile phones or almost none...it was quite more peaceful,more freedom...hey ?

posted by (2010-12-21 19:20:27)
CommanderKeen avatar@ kenshigros
What a trip down memory lane, so much file sharing and no one ever bothered us, and the big companies continued making increasing profits. I'm sure a modern version of BBS could be tidied up using the technology we now have.

posted by (2010-12-21 19:20:43)
CommanderKeen avatarThey say file sharing is on the increase as are the film and music industries profits. Why don't those idiots see what we see? increased sharing = Increased profit. QED

posted by (2010-12-22 00:32:43)
CaptCosmo avatarPossibly they can read the story I read here just before this one, about Wolfire, to let them see a successful new business model for the digital age. The greedy guys in the middle aren't needed anymore. When all the dust clears from the middle mans demise it will be nice to see just how little the consumer will have to pay and how much more the Artists will make. Thanks for the good read........

posted by (2010-12-24 11:51:54)
KazzGirl avatarSo if Google is the facilitator of the illegal downloading, who is going to take on Google? Me thinks No one! And if they did I am sure Google will just pull a "China" on them and secretly "black hat" them and not index their businesses internet site on Google and thus eliminate their ethereal presence on the internet and possibly destroy a majority of their capacity to earn an income. Such backward thinking by the audio visual arts. They need to adapt and create a better model, one that appeals to all the facets of an ever growing and ever changing market.

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