Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BitTorrent traffic dropping sharply in US, as VOD wins favor

As reported by telecoms.com,  it seems people are starting to pay for content rather than steal it. As much as I hate Apple, they did get consumers to buy music. While the focus of BitTorret traffic is largely audio and video, I can only hope the decrease applies to books, too. I really hope people will start buying professional books.

I've had authors related tales of 1,000s of downloads of their books from pirate sites. I suspect that most of those downloads don't really represents lost sales. Still, I'm seeing a steady decline in book purchases, in any format. That needs to change.