Tuesday, March 08, 2005

TV pirates

The first episode of the upcoming series of Doctor Who has been leaked onto the web. Darren Waters on BBC News looks at how widespread the problem of online TV piracy is.
Recent research suggested that the UK was the number one country for downloading TV programmes from the net.

Almost a fifth of all TV downloading was by UK net users.

Web tracking company Envisional said a typical episode of a show like 24 was downloaded by about 100,000 people globally.

The programmes are encoded into a computer file by individuals who make that file freely available for download by other users.

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