The BBC has weighed in on the Australian piracy debate, revealing along the way that at least 13,000 Australian IP addresses were used to download torrents of leaked Doctor Who episodes.
13,000 IP addresses is probably the low end of the scale in terms of counting audiences, considering each IP address could equal a copy watched by numerous people, and it wouldn’t cover anyone using a VPN to obscure their torrenting activity.
The BBC, it seems, is in favour of a scheme to monitor user downloads at the ISP end. It’s an interesting story covered by Josh Taylor over at ZDNet, and well worth your while reading, especially as Doctor Who sits at the interesting intersection between availability (those 4:30am Sunday starts are really starting to hit me) and the usual piracy excuses.
So go and read it now!