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Topic # 189517 2-Jan-2016 19:51
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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

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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





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  Reply # 1460340 2-Jan-2016 19:56
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46 MILLION downloads


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  Reply # 1460341 2-Jan-2016 19:59
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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.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1460343 2-Jan-2016 20:02
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It is all Marketing BS - just like the polls that say The Greens and Labour are in the ascendancy.....




 

 

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  Reply # 1460344 2-Jan-2016 20:03
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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.  




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

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  Reply # 1460361 2-Jan-2016 20:24
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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 😄

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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.

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  Reply # 1460369 2-Jan-2016 20:55
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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.

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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.

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




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  Reply # 1460532 3-Jan-2016 10:47
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No use asking me. I have never downloaded (illegally) a film in my entire life! I would not even know how.





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


Said no one ever!

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Probably doesn't take into account private trackers.. 

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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.




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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 ...

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