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Bittorrent usage rises along with box office sales

An article published on The Age website speaks of the increase in Australians use of illegal Bittorrent sites. Australians usage ‘grew from 785,000 in April last year to 1,049,000 in April this year, Nielsen says. This is a year-on-year increase of 33.6 per cent.’?As seen previously, ‘industry research has shown that Australians are per capita one of the world’s biggest users’. Legal download sites e.g. the iTunes and Bigpond stores, ‘are not yet making up for the drop in physical disc sales’.