Merry Christmas!.. Torrent Downloads and Takedowns

Од | Декември 25, 2016

christmasAround this time of the year, Christmas music is troublesome to escape, collectively with on torrent sites.

While torrents will not be as modern as a quantity of years ago, there are nonetheless an important deal of mom and father that use torrent websites to get the latest entertainment.

Christmas is a time for sharing, a mantra that matches BitTorrent pirates very well, and that shows. Over the previous few days a quantity of Christmas compilations have populated Pirate Bay’s guidelines of one hundred most-shared music torrents.

At the time of writing ‘The Ultimate Christmas Music Compilation,’ a do-it-yourself assortment of 300 песни, might be the most shared Christmas torrent. The torrent was first uploaded 5 years in the past and stays to be very a lot alive.

As will be seen below, greater than 600 people are sharing it on the time of writing. For comparison, late October the identical torrent solely had a measly thirteen lively sharers, barely sufficient to survive.

It’s that time of the year…

And there’s extra Christmas music that moved up the ranks in current days.

The Pirate Bay’s music extreme one hundred additionally consists of the torrents ‘100 Hits Christmas Legends (2010),’ ‘Boney M – The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs,’ NOW That’s What I Call Christmas [2014],’ and ‘Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas (2016)’ to name a few.

But pirates will not be the one ones who’re watching torrent websites for Christmas themed music. Music commerce teams do too.

Christmas takedowns

They are much less appreciative of the sharing tradition and have set out pretty a quantity of ‘Christmas’ takedown requests.

This week alone, Google acquired thousands of takedown requests mentioning the key phrase Christmas. This consists of takedown requests to take away numerous Pirate Bay results, of course, however in addition many fully different sites.

And not solely for music either. Takedown requests are additionally going out for conventional Christmas movies akin to Scrooged (1988) and even the virtually unknown Santa Claws (2014).

Christmas or not, it’s clear that the piracy whack-a-mole doesn’t stop. Pirates proceed to share, and rightsholder teams counter this by sharing their takedown request in return.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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