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Where the Pirates Are

Bauckhage, Christian (2011) Where the Pirates Are. pp. 1-2. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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We are interested in the global characteristics and dynamics of illicit downloads of proprietary content from the Internet. Since corresponding data is dicult to obtain directly, we rely on secondary sources and analyze time series data avail- able from search engines. In this paper, we present initial results obtained from this approach. In particular, we con- sider the example of blockbuster movies of 2010 and nd that download related queries to the Google search engine and a special purpose Torrent search engine are strongly corre- lated. Moreover, aggregated data from Google Insights pro- vides an estimate as to where these queries predominantly originate from.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference
Subjects:WSC Media
WS6 Economics
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:467
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:43
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:12

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