CacheLogic, the P2P technology company has conducted a survey of global internet traffic using network monitoring tools to find out more about the size of the file sharing community.
In June, an average of 8 million P2P users were online at any one moment, with 1 petabyte of data available to share.
The growth of broadband means that users are now downloading larger files than before, so movie downloads are becoming a more attractive proposition to those of that inclination. Separately, the OECD has announced that video has just passed music as the most popular download, echoing this. Indeed, BayTSP report that “The Day After Tomorrow” was the top downloaded film of June, and Digital Lifestyles predicts that “Spiderman 2” will be July’s most popular pirate victim.
For some bizarre reason “The Passion of the Christ” was the second most ripped-off film in June – which doesn’t strike me as very Christian.