Who's Downloading What Near You?

By Gary Cutlack on at

As part of a report into the UK's music piracy hotspots, the BBC has cobbled together a searchable database which uses location data to tell you what your neighbours are likely to be downloading right now.

The BBC's piracy search engine uses the same Musicmetric data that fingered Manchester as the piracy hotpost of the UK, letting users put in their post codes or place names to generate a list of the most-stolen types of music and the names of the artists who are having the food taken out of their mouths because of it in the nearby area.

If you like in a part of south east London, for example, the image above shows that the noise most likely to be rumbling through your walls from nextdoor was created by a man who calls himself Big Sean. [BBC]