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Breaking Bad Breaks Piracy Records
by Karl Bode 03:29PM Tuesday Oct 01 2013
Sunday night's Breaking Bad series finale not only broke viewership records for AMC (10.3 million U.S. viewers), it also broke piracy records. Just 12 hours after the first copy of the show arrived online, roughly 500,000 people had downloaded a copy via various BitTorrent websites. Of a 10,000 person sample taken of BitTorrent file sharers, 18% of downloaders were from Australia, while 14.5% were from the United States and 9.3% were from the UK. HBO's Game of Thrones still holds the dubious honor of being part of the largest BitTorrent swarm ever recorded -- with roughly 170,000 people sharing a single copy.


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NeoandGeo

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Re: But wait

His name is Butt****69, what do you expect?


Kamus

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said by 88615298:

yes let's not have morals anymore in society because that has been proven so successful in the past.

*yawn*
Is that the best you can do?


batterup
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said by 88615298:

Because AMC re-runs the show a couple of hours later. I can guarantee they make more money in advertising from that 2nd showing than they would gain in sales buy offering it for sale right after the first showing.

What? People pay to watch commercials? Now that is piracy.


Anon2218394

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said by 88615298:

I expect people to act like fricken grown ups with morals. If my posts are childish what is pirating something because one can't wait 24 hours? And if one wants to watch it now how come they aren't watching it on TV when it's on in the first place?

The irony of you telling people not to be "childish" is hilarious, if not completely absurd. Take your own advice sometime.


Anon938333

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said by 88615298:

said by Anon9283 :

I agree with what he's trying to say but not the manner in which he chooses to convey it.

I get it, I really do. I understand how satisfactory it must feel to be able to say "Hah, it's legally available like you claimed you wanted and yet piracy continues. Your argument is invalid." It's human nature to enjoy those types of "I told ya so!" moments.

But there's no need to be so condescending about it, or strongly imply the mindset of "I'm morally superior to anyone who disagrees with me." That's what I have a problem with. That is how children act, not full grown adults who should know better.

I in no way directed my post at anyone posting here. If anyone took it personal that's THEIR problem not mine.

You and I both know that that's bullshit. You did in fact direct your posts negatively towards anyone who doesn't share your "HAIL CORPORATE VERIZON" opinion. Stop trying to backtrack and make yourself seem like the "unsung hero" or "golden boy that nobody understands" or stuff like that. We don't buy it.


Anon9283

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I agree with what he's trying to say but not the manner in which he chooses to convey it.

I get it, I really do. I understand how satisfactory it must feel to be able to say "Hah, it's legally available like you claimed you wanted and yet piracy continues. Your argument is invalid." It's human nature to enjoy those types of "I told ya so!" moments.

But there's no need to be so condescending about it, or strongly imply the mindset of "I'm morally superior to anyone who disagrees with me." That's what I have a problem with. That is how children act, not full grown adults who should know better.



Anon2838

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Exactly. It's a pure numbers game in the end. Trying to squeeze conclusions out of such incomplete data is nothing but an exercise in futility. Doesn't stop BF69 from spouting his mouth about how he's so much more morally superior than the rest of us peons, though...



Anon19283

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Re: Not suprising

said by 88615298:

And people like you are why we can't have nice things. If you can't afford something or don't like the price your option is to NOT buy it. not take it anyway. Man the future is going to suck with everyone's lack of morals.

You're part of the generation that taught us young'uns how to behave so doesn't that make it your fault?

See, I can make make mass generalizations about a giant group of people based on a single person's comment too!

Step off your high horse dude. For an older guy (based on your "I had cable in '83" comment), your immaturity in the posts I've seen today is shocking.


Anon21873

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Re: But wait

said by 88615298:

said by mackieg4:

Only 14.5% were from the USA. Geez dude, stop being so negative all the time.

14.5% or 1 out of 7. Just pointing out the facts. Sorry you hate FACTS.

I'm gonna agree with mackieg4 here. Chill out dude, you're making a scene.

I don't even understand what point you're trying to make. Yes, 14.5% is 1 out of 7 and that is indeed a fact as you say. Meaning the vast majority of the pirates (6 out of 7) were outside the US, which supports the argument he was making.

Again dude, just take a chill pill. The angrier you get, the more infantile you seem. Let people complain if they want to; it relieves stress.


mackieg4
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Did you read the fucking article? Most were from other countries. Only 14.5% were from the USA. Geez dude, stop being so negative all the time.