Tag Archives: statistics

Is P2P Losing Its Cool In Canada?

There was some recent comments being made at the CRTC hearing by BitTorrent that suggests that p2p user has been going down. Michael Geist discussed the point suggesting that this is further evidence to deflate the myth that Canada is a piracy haven. While this is definitely true, BitTorrents comments also seems to highlight something […]

Music Sale Losses Due to Gaming, DVDs, Not P2P

File-sharing, for years, has been one of the copyright industry’s favourite scape-goat. Lately, British news sources have received a fresh dose of “studies” where the copyright industry through government officials have been saying how file-sharing costs British artists billions thanks to the millions of file-sharers in the UK. While the numbers have since been cast […]

1.3B Canadian Downloads, 1.3M UK Downloaders – Coincidence?

After getting busted for pirating a deceptive statistic and trying to use the mask of an independent organization to push for restrictive copyright agenda in Canada, it almost looks like the copyright industry is attempting to pull the same stunt in the UK – the nearly identical numbers between two countries, though, was a surprising […]

BSA Admits Calculated Losses Due to Swedish Software Piracy Entirely Hypothetical

It’s another blow to the studies that are put out by the industry to highlight the problems of piracy – one of the studies published by the Business Software Alliance to highlight the problem in Sweden is apparently “built on flat fees and estimates”. In other words, they effectively gave an educated guess.