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BitTorrent Traffic up 40 Percent

Online piracy battles going about as well as drug war

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Despite efforts to combat online piracy, BitTorrent traffic has increased by 40% in North America over the past six months.

Internet users who share files on torrent sites are responsible for the vast majority of uploads in North America, with a whopping 37% of all traffic.

But new download statistics paint a different picture. Video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube account for almost 49% of all downstream traffic, with BitTorrent downloads at 12%.