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Video streaming traffic
is the fastest growing area of the internet and is currently believed to account formore than one quarter of all internet traffic. Analysis estimates that while the vast majority of video streamingis legitimate, 5.3% is copyrighted content and streamed illegitimately
, 1.4% of all internet traffic.
peer to peer networks and file sharing arenas
were also estimated to contain a significant proportionof infringing content. An examination of eDonkey, Gnutella, Usenet and other similar venues for contentdistribution found that on average, 86.4% of content was infringing and non-pornographic, making up 5.8% of all internet traffic.
, 17.53% of Internet traffic was estimated to be infringing. This excludes all pornography.A breakdown of internet usage yields the following results:
Peer to peer networks were
20.0% of allinternet traffic
with bittorrent responsiblefor 14.3%. The transfer of infringing contentlocated on these networks comprised 13.8%of all internet traffic.
Video streaming made up between 27%and 30% of traffic
, though only a smallpercentage of this was believed to beinfringing (1.52%)
Cyberlocker traffic was estimated at 3%
of all network traffic and infringing use wasestimated at 2.2% of all internet traffic.Given the enormous, ever-growing, and constantly-changing size, shape, and consistency of the internet and theuse that is made of it means that methodological issues abound when attempting to produce measurements of traffic and content. Yet even given the limitations of the data available, Envisional believes that the estimatesproduced in this report are more accurate than any that have been published before. This report draws togetherthe data in a way that allows, for the first time, the organisations which can help shape the ways in which usersinteract and obtain content to understand how much of the internet is devoted to the distribution andconsumption of infringing material.
Piracy IntelligenceEnvisional Ltd
Mostly from hosts commonly used for pirated content such as MegaVideo and Novamov rather than sites more often used for legitimate usergenerated content such as YouTube and DailyMotion, for instance.