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    News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    Networks depend on the ‘altruistic’ behaviour of a tiny number of individuals.
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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    In a similar way to a weed, cut the head off and another one will grow. Stop the big few now and others will appear and fill the void.

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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    Apparently these they tend to rent private servers to upload from
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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    if they have a VPS it will be hard to find out who it is
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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    OTOH, if you can shut down the "good" sharers and leave the people spawning all the crap, it won't be long before people give up with torrenting and go back to nicking stuff from their mates

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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    so if the 66% of uploaders are split into 2 groups, craptastic fakeware uploaders and super spamming advertisers,, i suppose the leftover uploader percentage are the ones that upload the "good stuff" with no spam or malware
    not really a good story if you ask me because its easy for a bot to upload 50-5000 fake torrents for 1 movie that isn't coming out for 6 months vs 1 person that has to rip/encode/upload 1 real one,,,especially if its high def

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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    Looking through the list of torrents I'd say that the site is targeted by fake torrent uploads (ie Fakes/SPAM) looking at the raft of high profile titles that are uploaded in short succession and then downloaded by very few people...
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    Re: News - 100 users responsible for 66 per cent of torrent uploads

    Taking fake torrents by percentage is very simplistic. These fakes are usually uploaded 10-50 times with slightly different names and all at the same time. It's usually very easy to spot the fakes and if you use a private tracker (a lot of which are free) you'll have few problems.

    A more accurate approach would be to take the number of complete downloads and show how many of those are fakes, I'd guess less than 5%, and that 5% learn pretty fast how to avoid fakes.

    As to the number of uploaders, I'd say it's pretty accurate but these uploaders are usually a group of people working under one tag. It's not as simple as disconnecting 100 people.

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