In February, this blog showed the importance of Cloudflare for Internet piracy.
This analysis was based on the top 5,000 of the still existing copyright infringing pages of the Google Transparency Report. These include more than 2.9 billion reports on deletions from the Google search index; they account for 79% of all reported URLs.
The 1,355 domains that are parked with companies such as Team Internet, Sedo or GoDaddy have to be subtracted from the 5,000 domains. Although these domains still exist, they are currently not used for copyright infringements.
This leaves 3,645 domains. Of these 3,645 copyright-infringing sites, 41.9% run via Cloudflare. For their part, they are responsible for 44.7% of the copyright infringements reported to Google.
But where are the other 58.1% of the pages or 55.3% of the infringing files? This will be examined in more detail below. Beyond Cloudflare: Data centres for pirated copies – The hall of shame weiterlesen