35 Percent of All The Pirate Bay's Uploads are Porn

35 Percent of All The Pirate Bay's Uploads are Porn

Only TV shows and movies managed to beat the amount of porn uploads The Pirate Bay had last year.

It's no secret that lots of porn materials are littering the internet and torrent sites, but the latest numbers from TorrentFreak revealed just how much smut there is people upload on premiere bit-torrent site, The Pirate Bay. According to the findings, 35% of The Pirate Bay's uploads last year consisted of porn-related materials. This statistic was beaten only by "TV and Movies" which, when combined, managed to take 44% of the total figures. As for other categories, Music only accounted for less than 10%, while video games only managed to account for 2%.

The handy graph below gives us a look at how uploads changed from 2004 to 2013 -- though as you can see, porn always managed to take a big chunk of the share year after year.

Again, people trawling for porn on torrent sites is nothing new; but to think it almost edged out TV shows and movies combined, it just shows us exactly what people use torrent clients for the most.

Are you surprised at all at how much porn people upload? If you don't believe the stats, you can always go to The Pirate Bay yourself and erm, "check" if it's true.

Source: TorrentFreak via Gizmodo

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I actually think it is more remarkable that movies and series have a bigger share than porn.

Exterminas:
I actually think it is more remarkable that movies and series have a bigger share than porn.

I too think this. Clearly this means we need stronger laws to prevent piracy!

Alex Co:

The handy graph above below gives us a look at how uploads changed from 204 to 2013 -- though as you can see, porn always managed to take a big chunk of the share year after year.

Above? Below? Which is it!? I don't know where to look!

Also, I find it 100% unsurprising that people managed to figure out ways to upload porn to the internet in the year 204, centuries before the internet existed. People really will go to amazing lengths for their porn.

I'm actually really surprised the percentage goes that high, why would you go torrenting pornos illegally and wait for downloads when you get this stuff instantly on hundreds of Youtube like video streaming websites for free.

Mr.K.:
I'm actually really surprised the percentage goes that high, why would you go torrenting pornos illegally and wait for downloads when you get this stuff instantly on hundreds of Youtube like video streaming websites for free.

I can give you two solid reasons off the top of my head.

1. Not every country has access to high speed internet. If you want to fap, you probably want to fap NOW, and not having to wait for your video to buffer solves that issue.
2. Archival purposes. It would suck if your favourite porno was taken down or the site it was hosted on was taken down permanently. It can be really tough to dig up a specific porno from the metaphorical ocean of pornos on the internet.

Its really that low?

I'm genuinely stunned.

I knew The Pirate Bay were established, but I didn't know they were active since 204.

And what's above below?

EDIT: Took a little too long to get the picture, too.

VanQ:

Alex Co:

The handy graph above below gives us a look at how uploads changed from 204 to 2013 -- though as you can see, porn always managed to take a big chunk of the share year after year.

Above? Below? Which is it!? I don't know where to look!

Also, I find it 100% unsurprising that people managed to figure out ways to upload porn to the internet in the year 204, centuries before the internet existed. People really will go to amazing lengths for their porn.

Sorry bout that. Edit didn't change the first time. XD Amended it, and thanks.

Truth be told, I'd be more interested in how the porn uploads AND downloads are separated. ;)

Got to step up my game then!
Let's make it atleast 50% GUYS! GET TO IT!

Exterminas:
I actually think it is more remarkable that movies and series have a bigger share than porn.

Not really. People would want to download movies and TV shows for long train rides and watch it on either a tablet or a laptop, but you wouldn't do that with porn. Porn can just as easily be enjoyed by watching a 5-20 minute clip rather than downloading a 2 hour movie release. I am just guessing, but I don't think there's a whole lot of people who would want to watch an entire movie in one sitting and would be just as satisfied after streaming a variety for about 20 minutes without paying any mind to what passes for a story.

That said I am not sure if this statistics is about uploaded torrent files or if it's about complete file uploads. If' it's the former this could be related to how much is made and ripped/cracked rather than any actual number on how much piracy there is in each division.

The porn industry should use the online DRM. They can call it physics cloud calculations, or something...

I think that might be the best opening picture the Escapist has ever used for a news post.

i would like to point you at the games part of the graph. games are larger industry than movies or tv shows, with higher revenue than hollywood, yet the piracy rate is much smaller. thats an achievement i guess.

Exterminas:
I actually think it is more remarkable that movies and series have a bigger share than porn.

i have to second that. considering that majority of worlds internet traffic is actually porn i was expecting power to take the biggest share.

Mr.K.:
I'm actually really surprised the percentage goes that high, why would you go torrenting pornos illegally and wait for downloads when you get this stuff instantly on hundreds of Youtube like video streaming websites for free.

the difference between 360p and 1080p in porn matters!
No but seriuosly i watch a lot of porn and those streaming websites are unrealiable, crash, remove videos for no reason, ect. they are trouble, and all those ads with viruses. you have less chance to catch a virus from torrenting porn than from advertisement in those websites.

Me55enger:
I knew The Pirate Bay were established, but I didn't know they were active since 204.

gota give it to those vikings and their traditions ech?

Yopaz:
That said I am not sure if this statistics is about uploaded torrent files or if it's about complete file uploads. If' it's the former this could be related to how much is made and ripped/cracked rather than any actual number on how much piracy there is in each division.

i am not certain but i think torrentfreak counts the reported "finished download" statistics from piratebay. keep in mind that actual numbers are higher because not all torrent clients notify the server that download is finished and the server may not respond/be overloaded and if you download only oen file from many it counts as "still downloading" too.

Johny_X2:
I think that might be the best opening picture the Escapist has ever used for a news post.

Thanks! =)

[sarcasm]The internet is for porn. What a big surprise...[/sarcasm]

Huh suprised its not larger is all I can say

I wonder if that percentage would remain approximately the same if all torrent sites were included.

Well. Most of the usual porn streaming sites have pretty low quality videos, so if you were to want something better the torrent sites make sense for bigger files, I guess.

I'm sure most people love their copy of Dirty Whore Gets Hot Whippings or some other form of high-class, sophisticated media (or whatever internet pirates find sexy) but I'm actually rather suprised that it's that low.

Now, just how many of those downloads came from PS4s?

Vie:
Its really that low?

I'm genuinely stunned.

My reaction entirely. That, and Alucard singing that Avenue Q song...

Oh noes people are pirating porn. Coming soon: Porn DRM.

And a whole lot of parents are disappointed... I'm sad that I'm not surprised by this article...

See even with that high a piracy level the porn industry is thriving! I really don't know what all those game devs and publishers are crying about. They should man up and produce quality stuff along the guidelines of Pirates, happy endings and who can forget the modern classic backdoor sluts 9, from the visionaries that gave us crotch capers and naughty nurses 2 /sarcasm

This statistic is not very interesting or shocking. A more shocking revelation would be what percentage of the internet is porn!? Is it 90% or 95%?

go investigative journalism a-go-go!

okay, so i just went through the very painful process of registration just so i can ask if anyone knows the name of that girl in the picture having fun time with her pussycat or can link me to the actual video or any other video of hers? please, please don't tell me i did this for nothing. god, that pic is so cute.

Crazy Zaul:
Oh noes people are pirating porn. Coming soon: Porn DRM.

If you fail the DRM check, it presumably replaces it with a My Little Pony episode.

Which was also pirated.

Really? 35%? That low? :P Well that makes sense, the internet is really really great... for porn.

Wait a sec how is this news again? I mean i appreciate the safe for work porn editing, it's quite clever actually when you know where it's from (yes I've been online tool long, that's the "I love this penis" mini meme) but still. This isn't really news.

lacktheknack:

Crazy Zaul:
Oh noes people are pirating porn. Coming soon: Porn DRM.

If you fail the DRM check, it presumably replaces it with a My Little Pony episode.

Which was also pirated.

There's a clopping joke here, but it's late and I'm just not seeing it...

Ok, apart from the whole porn thing: this is it. I've had it. Does the Escapist not have someone to read the god damn article before posting? I've seen enough typos now. Come on. I am ok with one typo a week, but this is getting ridiculous. I mean, even our shitty local newspaper can do better than that. I know I am overly sensitive to this kind of thing, but I see every. single. typo. in those articles, and there are so many. Pretty much any article I read nowerdays on the Escapist has either a typo or a grammatical error, and I don't even read all that many - so unless I have the amazing ability to always pick the ones with mistakes in them, this is getting annoying.

VanQ:
Above? Below? Which is it!? I don't know where to look!

It's porn, look everywhere :)

Honestly though, I never really thought porn was that high on the daily entertainment index.

Scrumpmonkey:

lacktheknack:

Crazy Zaul:
Oh noes people are pirating porn. Coming soon: Porn DRM.

If you fail the DRM check, it presumably replaces it with a My Little Pony episode.

Which was also pirated.

There's a clopping joke here, but it's late and I'm just not seeing it...

Actually, it's a reference to an ancient Youtube video, but I saw the clopping connection after I posted... and I didn't change it, because lulz.

Alex Co:
The handy graph below gives us a look at how uploads changed from 204 to 2013

204?

Damn, they've been doing this a long time. What, was there at one time a community of people going door to door in ancient Rome handing out copies of stone tablets etched with tits and dicks?

Yep. I'm surprised porn isn't higher but I guess streaming porn from the many free sites takes a significant hit to popularity of torrenting it.

That image is hilarious and so is the rest of the Safe for Work porn stuff.

lacktheknack:

Crazy Zaul:
Oh noes people are pirating porn. Coming soon: Porn DRM.

If you fail the DRM check, it presumably replaces it with a My Little Pony episode.

Which was also pirated.

Like a lot of DRM, that would be a completely useless measure. After all, what if it was a clopper illegally downloading fan made items?

That said, i honestly expected the number to be higher. I am surprised it's 35%, but only because i for the longest time assumed it would be 50% or higher.

Damn, I didn't know that thepiratebay had that much porn. I would think that people rather stream porn, than wait for a download to finish.

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