The measures of social distancing, adopted by many countries has led to an increase in the torrent download: in Brazil, for example, to jump by 40 per cent since the end of the first quarter, as compared to the beginning of the year. This effect was seen in several places, including Italy, portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia; but this was not observed and where there were measures, strict quarantine against the coronavirus (COVID-19), as in the united states and in Sweden.
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The TorrentFreak has obtained the data from the web site iknowwhatyoudownload on the number of IP addresses that are shared in torrents, from the beginning of the year, as well as the amount tracked in a tool.
In Brazil, the summit of the download the torrents, happened on the 21st of march, falls on a Saturday. It was a time when a number of states, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have begun implementing the quarantine. In the middle of the download it was in the 2.7 million-a-day; after that, it was 3.7 million people.
The number of IPs that the brazilian is sharing the torrent, in its turn, was an increase of 35%, there were 1.01 million prior to the quarantine, and of 1,36 million after that, on the average.
Download torrent growing in more and more countries
Something similar happened in Argentina, which is ordered to quarantine a total of 19 of march, our neighbors were 508 thousand downloads before that date; and the amount has jumped to 706 thousand for the lonely. The number of ip addresses sharing the torrents in the country increased from 179 thousand to 254 thousand people.
The TorrentFreak did a review and found this same phenomenon in many other countries, has imposed a policy of social distancing, such as Italy, Spain, Australia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
This is a global trend in the number of downloads in the entire world, it was around 12 million by the end of the first quarter, when it jumped to over 16 million. In China, where quarantine measures started in January, and the number of visits to the site of the torrent is increased by 20%.
Meanwhile, in countries that have not adopted this topic is so hard to download from the torrent and followed the more or less stable, as is the case of the united states, the Netherlands and Sweden.