Quarter Of Internet Is Piracy

 As much as a quarter of all Internet traffic is related to piracy, according to a study commissioned by NBC Universal.

The report estimates that in January about 432 million people used the Internet to access copyright infringing material.

Apparently the total bandwidth consumed by these unauthorized transfers equaled 9,567 petabytes per month in 2012.

The report says most of it was transferred through BitTorrent.

Titled “Sizing The Piracy Universe,” the study set out to map the volume and prevalence of online piracy throughout the world.

Its overall conclusion was – despite various anti-piracy policies and enforcement actions – internet piracy is very difficult to stop.

The cost of the study hasn’t been revealed.