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  Reply # 1460622 3-Jan-2016 14:58
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They probably have worms in the torrent system. 

I'm sure the NSA is happy to help them out. 




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  Reply # 1460648 3-Jan-2016 16:36
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Fabian:
Geektastic: I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.


Said no one ever!


Seriously true. I have no idea where to look or how to do it without getting caught.





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scuwp: How can they possibly come up with these figures with so many ways of obtaining said data, and so many additional ways to avoid detection?  




I believe they just count the number of different ip addresses inside a torrent swarm over time.

This website used to have decentralised tracker monitoring. You could enter your ip address and see a pretty accurate list of the torrents you were seeding or downloading which found other peers via the distributed database.
http://www.youhavedownloaded.com/




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  Reply # 1460758 3-Jan-2016 19:46
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Geektastic:
Fabian:
Geektastic: I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.


Said no one ever!


Seriously true. I have no idea where to look or how to do it without getting caught.


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  Reply # 1460843 3-Jan-2016 22:39
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The numbers must account for disc copies too. Don't forget it is still super popular to download a file and make multiple discs and sell on the street in regions like South East Asia, The Middle East and South America. There must be some information on how they get their figures.

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  Reply # 1460844 3-Jan-2016 22:45
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This is pretty simple to do, really. The numbers are far from accurate but are in all likelihood far better than those ratings systems the television companies rely on so heavily. The http://excipio.de/en/service/copyright-intelligence/]contractor[/url] simply monitors multiple public Bittorrent trackers for the cumulative number of times a particular film (in this case likely a set of keywords, e.g. all torrents containing the word interstellar would have their download totals summed for the film Intersellar) is downloaded and a report produced. It is probable that the filters for what is counted are relatively liberal since this contractor is likely trying to drum up business from the movie studios but it is a decent indicator.

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  Reply # 1460853 3-Jan-2016 23:49
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frankv:
Geektastic:
Fabian:
Geektastic: I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.


Said no one ever!


Seriously true. I have no idea where to look or how to do it without getting caught.


https://thepiratebay.se/

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But don't you just get nasty viruses and fines





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  Reply # 1460855 4-Jan-2016 00:01
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raytaylor:
scuwp: How can they possibly come up with these figures with so many ways of obtaining said data, and so many additional ways to avoid detection?  




I believe they just count the number of different ip addresses inside a torrent swarm over time.

This website used to have decentralised tracker monitoring. You could enter your ip address and see a pretty accurate list of the torrents you were seeding or downloading which found other peers via the distributed database.
http://www.youhavedownloaded.com/


This service went offline March 2015. Instead you can use http://www.pobralem.pl/




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  Reply # 1460910 4-Jan-2016 09:00
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freitasm:
raytaylor:
scuwp: How can they possibly come up with these figures with so many ways of obtaining said data, and so many additional ways to avoid detection?  




I believe they just count the number of different ip addresses inside a torrent swarm over time.

This website used to have decentralised tracker monitoring. You could enter your ip address and see a pretty accurate list of the torrents you were seeding or downloading which found other peers via the distributed database.
http://www.youhavedownloaded.com/


This service went offline March 2015. Instead you can use http://www.pobralem.pl/


Like that's accurate.  Just looked at the link and shows two torrents going back to 2013 / 2014.  Funny thing is this in the M-in- laws  fiber circuit which I suspect does not have a fixed IP address.. 




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  Reply # 1461334 5-Jan-2016 10:05
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As usual, VideoEzy with it's crazy Mondays (1$ / Bluray), Tuesdays ($2) and other deals, helped us seing some of those very cheap.
Those not listed below - we have not seen yet. From those listed below except of Mad Max - not really impressed.
Topic starter asks "How?" Would agree that perhaps they made the numbers up...

I always ask "Why being bothered downloading if you can get 3D BluRay for $1 to $6 and enjoy 7.1 Surround sound, 3D and extended special features (e.g.Hobbit) which sometimes more interesting than the movie itself?"

Altough you can't be sure that those rented BluRays are not pirated ...Who checks all those rental VideoEzy shops?

1. Interstellar - crap
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3. Avengers - so-so
4. Jurassic World - crap
5. Mad Max - cool
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8. The Hobbit - "another death, another dollar", as one of Kiwi artists said in the special features....
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12. San Andreas - soap
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14. Inside Out - few funny moments,


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  Reply # 1461351 5-Jan-2016 10:22
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RUKI: 
1. Interstellar - crap



Jumping again to this movie's defence, there are many who love this film. I'm one, and, as a sci fi film, I'd rate Interstellar well above that other much trumpeted sci fi film that released last month!

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  Reply # 1461360 5-Jan-2016 10:36
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RUKI: I always ask "Why being bothered downloading if you can get 3D BluRay for $1 to $6 and enjoy 7.1 Surround sound, 3D and extended special features (e.g.Hobbit) which sometimes more interesting than the movie itself?"


Because people are cheap (generalisation) and rather get something for free than paying $1. Just look at those Trade Me people who post a question offering something just below reserve when they could easily bid and get the item for the start price for an extra $5.






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