There is a lot of misinformation on digital piracy. This is just a small collection of analysis and tests we have conducted. We are sharing our results in the hopes that one day this will help explain and ultimately expose piracy.
Pirate FreeHave you ever wondered how fast illegal downloaders can have access to your product? We have been observing the time it takes from the first official release date of many PC game products to the time it is released illegally worldwide.
This is known as the "Uncracked Days", the time until it is illegally available and playable. You will be surprised at how short this time can be...
Click Average! To see the average number of days it takes before a PC game is illegally distrubuted!
Click Full List! To see an extensive list on PC Games and the number of days they are "Crack Free".
Questionnaire!We ran a live beta experiment, using a modified version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and uploaded it to the p2p network. After the second level we asked if downloaders would answer a short questionnaire and the ultimate question...? Click Questionnaire to read about the method of the experiment.
TorrentWatch!An introduction into a 3 month experiment of watching the illegal torrent downloads of PC games. We catalogued and tested over 100+ illegal torrents to learn about the piracy networks. The information that we learn was invaluable in our fight against piracy. Click TorrentWatch to read about the method of the experiment.
Chart The full graphical charts of all the illegal torrents monitored in TorrentWatch. This graph demonstrates that illegal downloading has many similar patterns to the sales of PC games. Click Illegal Downloading Charts to see a visual representation of the numbers of illegal downloaders.
Review A review and methodology of the TorrentWatch experiment. There is a lot of information about how torrent clients and systems all communicate. Describing and explaining how we conducted the experiment and how we obtained our results. Click Review to read more about the experiment!
Torrent List An extensive list of all the torrent files used in the experiment and some general information about them. These are the names of the torrent file, and not actual digital file, as many of them will still be active today. Click Torrent List to see them all.