Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jp_bl_68, 21 Feb 2010.
Does anyone know what percentage of copyright pirates have been successfully prosecuted?
Edit, misread, took it as Caught lol
I'd guess under 1%.
Do you have any idea what percentage have been caught?
That requires an accurate estimation of how many pirates there are. That in itself is non-trivial.
I realise putting a number on it is extremely difficult but presumably there's an estimate, a rough figure..
No **** sherlock
I'd guess under 0.00000000001%
Any rough figure is likely to be biased.
Under 0.0001%, i'd bet my life on it.
Almost -everyone- has broken copyright law at some point.
Well the US had it 50th conviction for online piracy in 2007, maybe you should email the US Department of Justice.
I've reported your name and IP address. So its fair to say the odds of you being caught have gone up significantly.
Trent - BPI
Off the top of my head approx 500 people have been prosecuted world wide and about 3-4x that number have estimatedly caved into threatening letters and settled up.
With the number of pirates worldwide deffinatly into the 100s of million - the trackers for some pirated games see more than a million unique IPs alone that puts a conservative number in the region of 0.0005%.
Given the amount of people who've sung the song "Happy Birthday To You" then the amount of copyright pirates is immense.
Thanks. I just watched this, I wanted to put it in some context. There's only one way to effectively deal with piracy and it doesn't involve ISPs or the police.
When I'm executed for crimes against copyright holders I'm gonna haunt the **** out of you.
To effectively curb copyright violation first you need to identify your potential customers who are willing to pay, cater for their needs instead of suing them because you failed at business. Then you've seperated out those who are just freeloading scum from those who are willing to pay and can look at encouraging those left to pay through other means such as education, etc. or alternative means such as advertising revenue. Failing that they are fair game to feel the hand of the law.
Suing your customers because you failed at business is only going to end one way.
There's a big board with a whole bunch of p2p users that the MPAA/RIAA want to use to make an example of.
An MPAA/RIAA exec will take their finger from out of their arse and use the poo finger to mark a point on the board blindfolded then the person that falls under the poo stain will be sued by said organisations whether they are a granny, a toddler, a woman who actually has no internet connection at all etc.
this is 100% accurate.
he would have 0% chance on seeing your IP address in the first place.. his post was 100% sarcasm..
Mine wasn't. Trent better make an appointment with the ghostbusters!
the best line is "when im executed for piracy" lol
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