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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 08/17/15

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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Aloha.’ ‘Terminator Genisys‘ completes the top three. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Study: Netflix streaming eats up 35% of downstream internet bandwidth

Netflix’s video-streaming service continues to be the most bandwidth-hungry application on the Internet, now accounting for a whopping 34.9% of all downstream traffic during peak periods on North American broadband networks, according to a new study. […] Amazon.com’s Instant Video represented 2.6% of peak downstream traffic in North America this fall. While that’s still far less than Netflix, Amazon’s video service has more than doubled its share of bandwidth consumption in the past 18 months, […] Hulu’s share of primetime downstream traffic stood at 1.4%, down slightly from 1.7% in the first half of 2014. […] The study found BitTorrent Inc. file-sharing traffic continues to drop as an overall percentage of bandwidth consumption, representing 2.8% of peak-period downstream traffic in North America. Over all, BitTorrent accounts for 5% of bandwidth usage in the region — down from 31% in 2008. In the Asia-Pacific region, however, BitTorrent still represents more than 33% of total traffic, according to Sandvine. Todd Spangler,Variety via Boston Herald
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Popcorn Time Now “Impossible” to Shut Down

Last month one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks ran into trouble. Out of the blue Time4popcorn.eu had its domain name suspended by the EURid registry. […] he problems with EURid showed that the domain name was a weak link. The fork quickly moved to a .se domain and over the past several weeks the developers have been working hard to resolve the vulnerability. With the latest 5.0 beta release today they should be able to withstand a domain suspension. […] As of now Popcorn Time still appears to rely on some central servers, which may not be truly “unstoppable”. In the future, however, the fork hopes to distribute all data via P2P transfers. – Ernesto,TorrentFreak 
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Joker is Cool But Not the New Popcorn Time

A new web-based torrent service has been making headlines with some heralding the arrival of a new Popcorn Time-style tool. But while Joker.org is very slick and provides better privacy, the service is more vulnerable in two key areas – centralization and rising costs. […] The best seeded torrents not only tend to start immediately but also allow the user to quickly skip to later or earlier parts of the video. This suggests that the video content has been cached already and isn’t being pulled live and direct from peers in a torrent swarm. […] as a free service Joker faces a dilemma. By caching video itself the site is bound by the usual bandwidth costs associated with functionally similar sites such as YouTube. While Joker provides greater flexibility (users can order it to fetch whichever content they like) it still has to pump video directly to users after grabbing it from torrent swarms. This costs money and at some point someone is going to have to pay. – Andy,TorrentFreak
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KickassTorrents Goes Secure, Encrypts Traffic For All Visitors

KickassTorrents is the first large torrent site to bump up its security and force SSL encryption for all visitors. This makes it impossible for outsiders, Internet providers included, to monitor page visits or snoop on data being sent. […] Most of the larger torrent sites such as ThePirateBay and Torrentz also offer SSL support. However, KickassTorrents is the first to force encryption. This means that everyone who visits the site will now be sending data over a secure https connection. – Ernesto,TorrentFreak
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“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Warnings Double This Year

February last year, five U.S. Internet providers started sending Copyright Alerts to customers who use BitTorrent to pirate movies, TV-shows and music. […] During the first ten months of the program more than more than 1.3 million anti-piracy alerts were sent out. That was just a ramp up phase though. This year the number of alerts will grow significantly. […] In addition to sending more notices, the [Center for Copyright Information] will also consider adding more copyright holders and ISPs to the mix. Thus far the software and book industries have been left out, for example, and the same is true for smaller Internet providers. – Ernesto,TorrentFreak
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Comcast Must Share Six-Strikes Warnings with Copyright Troll, Court Rules

Malibu Media, a so-called copyright troll that has filed over 750 lawsuits against alleged infringers this year alone. In their case against Kelley Tashiro, […] the company had trouble proving that an infringement actually took place. […] Malibu asked the court to order Comcast to release all data being held as part of the Copyright Alert System. While Malibu is not part of the program, this data may show that the Internet connection was used to share pirated content[.] A copy of the recorded copyright infringements wasn’t enough for Malibu though, the company also asked for details of Tashiro’s bandwidth consumption, suggesting that this could indicate whether she is an infringer or not. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/1iC4nhj
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