Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


scuwp

3325 posts

Uber Geek


#189517 2-Jan-2016 19:51
Send private message

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?  

Is it a case of 'copyright math' strikes again?  https://www.ted.com/talks/rob_reid_the_8_billion_ipod?language=en

I am guessing the 'consulting firm' is contracted by the studios, so a conflict of interest?  I am just surprised now with so many legitimate ways of getting content around the world.  

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/dec/29/interstellar-most-pirated-movie-2015-46m-illegal-downloads

TLDR:

Most pirated movies of 2015

1. Interstellar – 46,762,310 downloads
2. Fast & Furious 7 – 44,794,877
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – 41,594,159
4. Jurassic World – 36,881,763
5. Mad Max: Fury Road – 36,443,244
6. American Sniper – 33,953,737
7. Fifty Shades of Grey – 32,126,827
8. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies – 31,574,872
9. Terminator: Genisys – 31,001,480
10. The Secret Service – 30,922,987
11. Focus – 26,792,863
12. San Andreas – 25,883,469
13. Minions – 23,495,140
14. Inside Out – 22,734,070





Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
ubergeeknz
3344 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus

  #1460340 2-Jan-2016 19:56
Send private message

46 MILLION downloads


Brumfondl
1125 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1460341 2-Jan-2016 19:59
Send private message

Free will always be cheaper than most legitimate means and people only have so much money to go around.

As to how they get their data? No clue. The numbers themselves will be bollocks but the rankings may not be. I am surprised that Interstellar is top as it did not even come out this year. Also surprised John Wick is not on there.





 
 
 
 


Zippity
681 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1460343 2-Jan-2016 20:02
Send private message

It is all Marketing BS - just like the polls that say The Greens and Labour are in the ascendancy.....

scuwp

3325 posts

Uber Geek


  #1460344 2-Jan-2016 20:03
Send private message

Zippity: It is all Marketing BS - just like the polls that say The Greens and Labour are in the ascendancy.....


BS that the media report as fact...typical.  sadly this is the kind of bollocks that effects policy and lawmaking.  




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



dafman
3325 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1460358 2-Jan-2016 20:18
Send private message

If the numbers are true, there are at least 32,126,827 total idiots out there.

khull
1245 posts

Uber Geek


  #1460361 2-Jan-2016 20:24
Send private message

I wonder if those counts include the different video quality files distributed and people who download them more than once for archiving at a higher quality 😄

NonprayingMantis
6434 posts

Uber Geek


  #1460368 2-Jan-2016 20:50
Send private message

khull: I wonder if those counts include the different video quality files distributed and people who download them more than once for archiving at a higher quality 😄


Probably. Those would all count as acts of piracy.

As for how they track it, they probably don't track everything, but it wouldnt be too hard to do a low estimate of how many downloads the most popular files have on the largest private trackers and add them together.

 
 
 
 


jpoc
896 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1460369 2-Jan-2016 20:55
Send private message

I would assume that these numbers are from bittorrent downloads and they are pretty easy to measure.

 



 

With bittorrent, you can use a vpn or a seedbox and hide who you are but you cannot hide that you are downloading a certain file.

vexxxboy
3308 posts

Uber Geek


  #1460428 2-Jan-2016 23:20
Send private message

interesting  because figures released by the torrent sites , who should know, for most years are around 8-10 million for the top pirated movie. eg the Hobbit was the top movie in 2013 at just over 8 million downloads, big jump to 48 million for this year.




Common sense is not as common as you think.


openmedia
2266 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1460430 2-Jan-2016 23:37
Send private message

I'm surprised the number is so low. I'd expect the illegal DVD + BluRay copies across Asia exceed these numbers.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.


Geektastic
14790 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1460532 3-Jan-2016 10:47
Send private message

No use asking me. I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.





Boeingflyer
593 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1460582 3-Jan-2016 12:48
Send private message

Geektastic: I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.


Said no one ever!

toyonut
1508 posts

Uber Geek


  #1460596 3-Jan-2016 13:25
Send private message

Those poor people who waited all that time to download interstellar only to find it was awful. Still, they got off better than my wife and I having paid $50 at the cinema to see that steaming turd of a movie.




Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


dafman
3325 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1460601 3-Jan-2016 13:43
Send private message

toyonut: Those poor people who waited all that time to download interstellar only to find it was awful. Still, they got off better than my wife and I having paid $50 at the cinema to see that steaming turd of a movie.


My favourite scfi movie of last year (-; But that's for another thread ...

Hammerer
2207 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1460611 3-Jan-2016 14:25
Send private message

Fabian:
Geektastic: I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.


Said no one ever!

 

 

It is worth saying that there are many people who can honestly say they haven't wanted to or been tempted to and many who haven't even tried.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09


Kiwrious lab-in-the-pocket kit designed for schoolchildren
Posted 28-Aug-2020 09:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.