Share this on:
 E-mail
457
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view DonniePacino's profile
    Posted April 4, 2014 by
    DonniePacino

    CEG TEK International Reports Millions of Grammy Winning Albums Stolen

     
    After the Grammy's, content infringement fighters CEG TEK International wanted to run a little experiment to find out how many people actually do illegally download award winning albums. What they found monitoring BitTorrent, was that more than 5.7 million unique users downloaded an award winning album in the first 16 days after the Grammy awards.
    The more staggering fact is when you consider that this was only one torrent service. There are many other torrent platforms out there, making it exceedingly easy for people to find new and harmful ways to steal from the industry.

    But that number is nonetheless pretty shocking. It also comes as we learn those 5 million people downloaded more than 68 different albums. Drake, Eminem and Daft Punk all topped the list as the people whose music was stolen the most.

    But another interesting bit of analysis occurred when you look at the facts of where all of the downloads came from. The largest portion came from the United States of course with almost 2 million unique visitors downloading something.

    Then came Canada with half a million, and the United Kingdom not far behind. Not necessarily surprising, but the US being so far out in front does come as a bit of a surprise.
    • TAGS:

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story