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Re: [dvd-discuss] New Twiki entry at Openlaw.org

On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 05:19:19PM -0700, microlenz@earthlink.net wrote:
> For your interest, I call your attention to a new TWIKI entry at 
> www.openlaw.org that .002 has entered and I posted an addenda....
> http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/twiki/bin/view/Openlaw/PiracyAndBandwidth

On the "35% is movie downloads" figure:

I work at an ISP, and we did some netflow analysis recently. It is true
that the vast percentage of traffic was P2P stuff. Accounting for
various stuff "out there" (e.g. none of the major mail sites such as
yahoo.com are hosted here) I would estimate that up to 80% of the
current internet traffic may be P2P traffic. Most P2P networks have
lots of overhead traffic, maybe 20% or so. That leaves us with roughly
75% of the internet traffic which could be actual P2P downloads.

From what I've seen on gnutella, I would guess at least two thirds are
either porn or .mp3, and 10% are various other stuff (warez, non-porn
pictures, etc.) maybe 25% is movies. Given that movies are of
considerable size (600-700 MB seems typical) maybe it's 50% of the P2P
traffic or 35-40% of the internet traffic. 
Jacky just may be right with that figure. At least this is one possible
way to arrive at it. He may just have pulled it out of thin air, but it
ain't as outrageous as it appears at first glance.

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