Bit Torrent Study Discovers Most File Sharers Are Now Monitored

Ever heard of torrents or used Bit Torrent to download movies, music or shared files over the internet? Researchers have discovered that anyone who does use Bit Torrent to download files over the World Wide Web will most probably be monitored.

Studies were carried out by Birmingham University and they have discovered that if someone downloads a movie or a file using Bit Torrent then this would be logged by a monitoring firm within hours of the download. Birmingham University researchers were shocked at the level of monitoring undertaken.

The findings also revealed that the monitoring did not differentiate between someone who is a hardcore downloader or someone who downloads little and are new to file sharing. Also the more popular the content or file is the more frequent file is going to be monitored.

Copyright owners are using monitoring firms to collect IP address to apply for court orders and talking to Internet Service Providers to hand over residential addresses to them.

This certainly is geared to crack down on illegal file sharing and companies who are losing millions to people who file share over the internet. With also the news of the co-owner of Pirate Bay arrested in Cambodia it is almost certain that file sharing over the internet is at a all time low.

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Bit Torrent Study Discovers Most File Sharers Are Now Monitored

Ever heard of torrents or used Bit Torrent to download movies, music or shared files over the internet? Researchers have discovered that anyone who does use Bit Torrent to download files over the World Wide Web will most probably be monitored. Studies were carried out by Birmingham University and they have discovered that if someone [...]
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