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Anyone using file-sharing service BitTorrent to download the latest film or music release is likely to be monitored, UK-based researchers suggest.

A Birmingham University study indicates that an illegal file-sharer downloading popular content would be logged by a monitoring firm within three hours.

The team said it was "surprised" by the scale of the monitoring.

Copyright holders could use the data to crack down on illegal downloads.

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I love it when the law is broken by dying cartels who then point the finger of blame at everyone, blaming them for their terrible business practices while they reap billions in profits (while they still can).
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Two thoughts: what a pointless study, and this smells of fear mongering.
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Pointless study and fear mongering is right. We've known for years that these guys look at online illegal downloading of popular copyrighted content.
Edited by Qubits - 9/5/12 at 3:42am
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Well... that's why I don't download popular content. thumb.gif But still, this is pretty lame.
Edited by tombom - 9/5/12 at 3:46am
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They will only try and crack down on those who are uploading the content, or running torrenting sites, not the end users.
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They will only try and crack down on those who are uploading the content, or running torrenting sites, not the end users.

O'rly?
http://articles.cnn.com/2009-06-18/justice/minnesota.music.download.fine_1_jury-instructions-fined-sheryl-crow?_s=PM:CRIME

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2007/10/04/music-court.html
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all i can say is that movie companies still make a heck of money even if a movie is pirated, look at the 2 biggest movies this year? dark knight rises and the avengers, both movies have made over 2.5billion at the box office alone., they aren't going broke anytime soon.
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all i can say is that movie companies still make a heck of money even if a movie is pirated, look at the 2 biggest movies this year? dark knight rises and the avengers, both movies have made over 2.5billion at the box office alone., they aren't going broke anytime soon.

Blasphemy! Think of all those starving film executives, shareholders, CEO's, managers, etc. wink.gif
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They will only try and crack down on those who are uploading the content, or running torrenting sites, not the end users.

and with BitTorrent, everyone is "uploading". But this article doesn't say anything that isn't already well known about popular public trackers.
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