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# 183967 4-Nov-2015 21:30
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Interesting that a member of one of the more prolific pirate groups is in New Zealand .. I'm betting he/she is bound to have a Geekzone account :-)

So lets start some wild unsubstantated rumours .. who do you think it is ? ;-)

(I'll narrow it down : It's not me)

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  # 1421212 4-Nov-2015 21:32
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  # 1421229 4-Nov-2015 21:51
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Hopefully getting rid of YIFY will bring up the average quality of pirated content, Always found it to be unwatchable junk.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1421239 4-Nov-2015 22:08
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Shame they folded but more will come. 










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  # 1421241 4-Nov-2015 22:10
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I thought the likes of Netflix was stopping a lot of piracy.




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  # 1421258 4-Nov-2015 22:27
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The discussion over at reddit leaves little doubt as to the identity of the person involved. Too bad he seems to have paid little to no attention to the potential implications of his actions and tried to insulate himself more.

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  # 1421259 4-Nov-2015 22:28
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Mark: I'll narrow it down : It's not me


Exactly what I would expect a guilty person to say...




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  # 1421269 4-Nov-2015 22:42
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MikeB4: I thought the likes of Netflix was stopping a lot of piracy.


Not really.  It's based on a misunderstanding of statistics.

It goes a little something like this (numbers simplified for illustrative purposes)

 

     

  1. Piracy used to be 50% of all traffic.
  2. Now it's 25%.
  3. World reaction: "woo, piracy has gone down."
  4. Oh wait, over that same time total traffic has tripled.  Actual Piracy has actually gone up, it's just also gone hand in hand with other traffic increases, which is mostly netflix.

 


In reality, Netflix has probably replaced some piracy, but the most popular pirated content is (and always has been) new releases.  Netflix almost never has new release content (except for the stuff they make themselves)

And even their own content (the good stuff anyway, like House of Cards), launched an entire season at a time and available to stream to virtually any device in HD, is still very heavily pirated.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1421398 5-Nov-2015 09:01

Lias:
Shame they folded but more will come. 



I think you will find YIFY is still online.

It is like TPB. Knock one down and another pops up.

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  # 1421436 5-Nov-2015 09:53
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NonprayingMantis: 

And even their own content (the good stuff anyway, like House of Cards), launched an entire season at a time and available to stream to virtually any device in HD, is still very heavily pirated.


While I'm sure you're correct, I wonder what the real reason for this is.  I guess that such piracy should diminish as access to decent uncapped broadband improves.  It's easy to take for granted good speed when you've got it available, but in areas where fibre or VDSL isn't available, then it must be very tempting to torrent. 

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  # 1421462 5-Nov-2015 10:26
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Never really used YIFY - their video quality was generally poor and downmixed everything to stereo.

1080p DD for life.

not that I pirate stuff.

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  # 1421471 5-Nov-2015 10:35
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I'm surprised such large scale piracy can be even be based in New Zealand.
Surely our pitiful upload speeds make it unfeasible.... or the perfect cover?




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lucky015: Hopefully getting rid of YIFY will bring up the average quality of pirated content, Always found it to be unwatchable junk.


Frustrating trend towards low quality but small file sizes in general these days.  Bluray discs are what 50Gb in size, with surround sound and full HD res.

Never understood how people could be so passionate about TV quality/ Sound quality etc and then feed it with a highly compressed 2 channel file sauce.

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  # 1421509 5-Nov-2015 11:23
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kiwifidget: I'm surprised such large scale piracy can be even be based in New Zealand.
Surely our pitiful upload speeds make it unfeasible.... or the perfect cover?


It is likely most of the heavy lifting was done by a few powerful international servers configured to share over bittorrent on a massive scale.

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  # 1421566 5-Nov-2015 12:03
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I had to Google YIFY thinking it was an acronym for a TV show or something... I am an old man for prefer to watch documentaries. 

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