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[ITW] MegaUpload takedown didn't slow pirate downloads, just moved them offshore

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The Internet lost between 2 percent and 3 percent of its total volume of traffic in just one hour following the Jan. 19 raid that shut down the world's largest file-sharing service, according to a new report from DeepField Networks called File Sharing in the Post MegaUpload Era.
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With the shift toward Putlocker, NovaMov and MediaFire, far more of those files are being shared across greater distances than before, because the big three download providers store their data primarily in Europe.

So "instead of terabytes of North America MegaUpload traffic going to US servers, most file sharing traffic now comes from Europe over far more expensive transatlantic links," according to Deepfield.

Lawl, as if this wasn't expected...

Brings up a good point about a shift in the internet traffic, curious what sort of of an economic effect it'll have. I honestly hadn't thought of that as one of the consequences of this.

http://www.itworld.com/security/247998/megaupload-takedown-didnt-slow-pirate-downloads-just-moved-them-offshore
    
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I don't think anyone expects taking down a few websites is going to make any significant dent in piracy but it will put some criminals in prison.
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If anything it's going to increase piracy; I, for one, see the hidden domino effect the take-downs start. The pirates will lash back, and they will win. The "moral" pirates do in fact support a product after they "try" it. If their ability to try it is taken away or even messed with, they'll boycott and pirate everything to hell.
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When will the gov's realize that this stuff does nothing do stop External HDD trading among ppl (And that's pretty common here), and don't forget about those ppl that go to LAN Parties to trade stuff as well (Again, very common over here).

So even if they start getting aggressive about stopping online piracy. They're not going to do a damn thing about closed network trading, and hand-to-hand trading :/
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We'll either get roaming death-squads, or free speech.. Can I retake my choice of pill?
    
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Youdon'tsay.jpg

Nothing will ever make people exchanging files, whatever their nature, impossible through many means.
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From the comments, quoted for truth:
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The real purpose of the Megaupload takedown was to stop their new legal music distribution service and had little to do with any "infringement".

Once they started offering a real alternative to Old Media they had to be take out and they were.

Problem solved.

A store cares much more about a stronger better competitor setting up across from it at the mall than it does about a few people shoplifting. That is what this was all about, not piracy.
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

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The Internet lost between 2 percent and 3 percent of its total volume of traffic in just one hour following the Jan. 19 raid that shut down the world's largest file-sharing service, according to a new report from DeepField Networks called File Sharing in the Post MegaUpload Era.
...
With the shift toward Putlocker, NovaMov and MediaFire, far more of those files are being shared across greater distances than before, because the big three download providers store their data primarily in Europe.
So "instead of terabytes of North America MegaUpload traffic going to US servers, most file sharing traffic now comes from Europe over far more expensive transatlantic links," according to Deepfield.
Lawl, as if this wasn't expected...
Brings up a good point about a shift in the internet traffic, curious what sort of of an economic effect it'll have. I honestly hadn't thought of that as one of the consequences of this.
http://www.itworld.com/security/247998/megaupload-takedown-didnt-slow-pirate-downloads-just-moved-them-offshore


Neither did the FBI. Bunch of morons. They probably use Norton as their internet security STILL.


Most FBI administrators couldn't think their way out of a paper bag. Don't expect them to understand complex ideas and issues like internet traffic and its economic impact.
 
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If anything it's going to increase piracy; I, for one, see the hidden domino effect the take-downs start. The pirates will lash back, and they will win. The "moral" pirates do in fact support a product after they "try" it. If their ability to try it is taken away or even messed with, they'll boycott and pirate everything to hell.

Not really, most of those pirates will just stop. Torrents will still win for a long while, but even if that stops we still the older methods that served well for decades (at lest 20+ years),

Torrents WILL cause a lot of piracy to decrease.

Either way, the more they push it the more of a hassle it is going to be for the legal side. If pirates cared about legality and red tape they wouldn't hack FTP servers and hijack them.
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Pirates don't just stop. I'm sorry that just doesn't happen. All they did was send a message to the pirate community to move offshore. When one site falls, many will rise. I've seen it personally, big name private trackers get shut down all the time, those loyal will migrate to another site, and so on and so on.
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