Top BitTorrent Searches of 2011

December 28, 2011 -

TorrentFreak has released its list of the most used search terms on BitTorrent in 2011. The results might surprise some - particularly rights holders who see most file-sharers as dirty, unwashed masses who spend all day stealing. The list, which offers the top 50 most used search terms, has three choices at the top spot that don't even refer to a copyrighted work. 

The top five search terms on BitTorrent were "ita," (referring to Italian language), "french" (ditto), and "2011." The fifth search word was "xxx," followed by "dvdrip," "italian," and "kickasstor." The only search term related to an actual copyrighted work was "Thor," which landed at #9, followed by "italian."

TorrentFreak's full list is below. It comes from search phrases used on Kat.ph, so mileage may vary elsewhere.

1. ita
2. french
3. 2011

4. ita dvd 5. xxx
6. dvdrip
7. italian
8. kickasstor
9. thor
10. 720p
11. psp
12. harry potter
13. glee
14. kung fu panda 2
15. green lantern
16. 1080p
17. wwe
18. movies
19. porn
20. transformers 3
21. cars 2
22. captain america
23. windows 7
34. true blood
25. fast and furious 5
26. hindi
27. sex
28. game of thrones
29. telugu
30. tamil
31. rango
32. super 8
33. playboy
34. x art
35. how i met your mother
36. pirates of the caribbean
37. x men
38. transformers
39. mac
40. rio
41. supernatural
42. kickassto
43. source code
44. adele
45. house
46. sucker punch
47. final destination 5
48. dexter
49. nero
50. breaking bad

Source: TorrentFreak


Comments

Re: Top BitTorrent Searches of 2011

And once again, the Avenue Q song comes to mind:

http://youtu.be/QKNnwLL991c

An internet cookie if you can guess it without watching the video.

 

On another note, I'm surprised people are torrenting How I Met Your Mother.  It's readily available from Hulu and CBS for free, legally. Why risk the lawsuit?

Re: Top BitTorrent Searches of 2011

Because of the restrictions. Hulu only shows trailing five episodes although it looks like they may not have streaming rights at all right now. Also for most shows you have to wait 8 days from air date to watch. More and more people today want to format shift, play back on mobile devices, etc. I guarantee you if you could do these same things without violating copyright, even if it was paid and/or used ads, a lot less people would bother pirating these shows.

Re: Top BitTorrent Searches of 2011

Funny. I just now this very minute went to both hulu and CBS and these are my results:

Hulu: Does not have the rights to show episodes at this time.

CBS: Only has the last episode to air.

Are you really wondering why people are torrenting that show now?

 
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Technogeek(That said, mostly I was making the smartass evopsych comment because your post seemed like the kind of just-so story that has come to dominate 99% of its usage.)10/24/2014 - 10:04pm
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