p2pnet.net News:- Loud Big Four record cartel claims that its sue ‘em all war against mom-and-pop file sharers is a huge success are completely off base, says an authoritative new paper.
“In general we observe that P2P activity has not diminished,” say the authors. “On the contrary, P2P traffic represents a significant amount of Internet traffic and is likely to continue to grow in the future, RIAA behavior notwithstanding.”
However, the report, by CAIDA ( Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis), SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center) and the University of California at San Diego and Riverside, has been dismissed by cartel mouthpiece, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), as “being in error”.
“The RIAA says the study is reporting ‘spoofs’ rather than actual p2p use,” A. Source told p2pnet.
The entertainment industry pays companies such as Loudeye’s Overpeer to try to swamp p2p file sharing networks with fake files in the hope they’ll confuse file sharers and stop them from downloading real files.
Recently, DreamWorks tried to stop its Shark Tale from becoming a feature on the p2p networks by flooding them with fake files, purportedly put up by the likes of Harm0nicsDept904_21493, MarinnaNeely_87835_26532 and Letitia_76160_59289.
It had tried to do the same thing with Shrek 2.
The pattern of the names alone was a dead give-away, but in addition, every one of these dummy downloads was posted in tight time order and offered exactly 200 files to be shared. And there are, of course, other ways to easily spot the fakes.
It’s these obviously phony music industry posts which are ‘fooling’ the highly skilled researchers into reporting file sharing is going up, and not down, the members of the Big Four record label cartel maintain.
new paper – P2p file sharing is thriving, p2pnet, October 27, 2004
Shark’s Tale – Flooding on p2p networks, October 6, 2004