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Streaming is replacing P2P according to new study

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 21 Oct 2009 14:45 User comments (8)

Streaming is replacing P2P according to new study According to a report from network management vendor Arbor Networks, P2P is largely being replaced by streaming video. The report, prepared in cooperation with the University of Michigan, will be presented at an October 19 meeting of the North American Network Operators' Group.
According to Craig Labovitz of Arbor Networks, “Globally P2P is declining and it is declining quickly.”

The report is based on data collected from ISPs aorund the world over a two year period.

Arbor says P2P traffic currently accounts for 18% of internet traffic now, which isn't insignificant. But according to Labovitz it's still a lot less than in 2007 when 40% of traffic was from P2P.

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8 user comments

121.10.2009 15:05

Mmm I see the merit in streaming but at the same time its easier to catch, its no different than hosting the file your self so i think it will help lower P2P some but frankly P2P in some form is here to stay you can't beat the variety or the qaulity.

221.10.2009 15:20

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According to Craig Labovitz of Arbor Networks, “Globally P2P is declining and it is declining quickly.”
Well off course, but not just by streaming video. Let's not forget all the public intimidation forced on us by the IRAA and the MPAA through articles of them suing the common person as a way to discourage the public from using P2P and share files. And also the bandwidth throttling by service providers.....

321.10.2009 15:30

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According to Craig Labovitz of Arbor Networks, “Globally P2P is declining and it is declining quickly.”
Well off course, but not just by streaming video. Let's not forget all the public intimidation forced on us by the IRAA and the MPAA through articles of them suing the common person as a way to discourage the public from using P2P and share files. And also the bandwidth throttling by service providers.....
P2P is more than bit torrent, and I think they are misinterpreting a decline in BT as a decline in information shearing..

421.10.2009 15:44

You could probably corrolate the increase in USENET with the decrease in Torrent.

Streaming has always and will always just plain suck.

521.10.2009 18:04

Yes, maybe P2P is declining, but I doubt file sharing...A safer way than P2P is the private websites, that do not host any material, but "references" to material hosted on third party sites, like hotfile, rapidshare, megaupload and such...

Many have the same material available for download simultaneously from 3, 4 sources. In 10 minutes you have a 1.5GB movie, and there's no way your ISP will mail you a DMCA notice, for downloading a some .rar files. People are not quiting, just getting smarter.

Also, streaming does not always suck...maybe you did not come across the "right" stream, some are excellent Divx quality, with little or no buffering time.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Oct 2009 @ 18:06

621.10.2009 21:50

direct download or streaming are the only ways i get video warez these days. www.stagevu.com, freetard for life!

722.10.2009 16:34

Originally posted by ThePastor:
You could probably corrolate the increase in USENET with the decrease in Torrent.

Streaming has always and will always just plain suck.
I feel the same way. Other than the small fee you pay for the usenet it blows torrents out of the water. Since bittorrent traffic is declining these studies are claiming that p2p is dying, when in fact it is still a dominant force on the internet. P2P will never go away. Yes, streaming IMHO does just plain suck if you are a pirate.

822.10.2009 22:23

I'm intrigued by the streaming of movies in terms of legallity. Now or days, it is common place to meet with friends and family in chat rooms, and private servers. The same way we conduct our business in physical, outside life. We invite friends and family over to watch a movie we bought or rented, and they get to see it for paying nothing, yet, they or you, are not held in any liable way for copyright infringment. On a logical, truthful sense, we are streaming this video to our friends and family. I wonder if we could do the same, if say, these friends or family members were in different states, and we only streamed the video to those few people....would we still be held legaly responsable for said act, and charged with infringment? To some people now, the internet world is exacltly the same as the real world....only no physical violence. And for a select unfortunate few....the internet is the only way some physically immobile are able to communicate and share their lives with one another. Any body else have the same thought?

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