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Over 1/3 of Pirate Bay users come from China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2009 16:09 User comments (7)

Over 1/3 of Pirate Bay users come from China The infamous public torrent tracker The Pirate Bay has released some statistics this week that gives more insight into the location of its users.
One of the most surprising stats (full chart available after the story) is that over one-third of the Pirate Bay's traffic comes from China, where the government has banned the site. Japan and Spain generated the next highest traffic followed by the US.

Making China's numbers even more shocking is that China only accounts for one-sixth of the world's internet users. Japan, on the other hand, makes up 6.7 percent of Pirate Bay traffic while accounting for 6.2 percent of total Internet users.

In November, the site announced that they had smashed a new milestone, 25 million unique peers. It has been estimated that the site tracks over 50 percent of all BitTorrent users that are on at any point.

Full chart here:

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7 user comments

111.2.2009 21:07

this is awesome

211.2.2009 21:24

Tell people not to do something, and they will do it all the faster. Just ask Adam and Eve :)

311.2.2009 21:25

Originally posted by windsong:
Tell people not to do something, and they will do it all the faster. Just ask Adam and Eve :)
Got That Right

412.2.2009 3:16

Originally posted by windsong:
Tell people not to do something, and they will do it all the faster. Just ask Adam and Eve :)
Amen! LOL!

512.2.2009 20:26

Some very interesting stats stated here.

616.2.2009 2:37
leady
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we go to cinemas, but cds and do downloads!

717.2.2009 9:05

I guess that is why there is so much Chinese anti-p2p activity. Only M$ has a bigger presence. I did not know PB was banned in China.

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