Most BitTorrent files illegal: Australian study

If it were possible to scoop up an armful of files shared on BitTorrent, the overwhelming majority of it would be illegally copied or pornographic.While it’s the sort of statistic that peer-to-peer file sharing enthusiasts would expect intuitively, the University of Ballarat’s Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) sampled a thousand BitTorrent files and found that 89.9 per cent of them were illegal and, of the remainder, 8.2 per cent was porn.

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