1/3 of UK internet users who stream or download music, TV and films did so at least once illegally in the quarter

From The Guardian:

Almost a third of UK internet users who stream or download music, TV and films did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the end of January, with almost 400m files digitally pirated in the three-month period, according to the media regulator.

Ofcom’s latest online copyright infringement tracker report found that digital piracy of music, film, TV, books, video games and computer software rose in the three months to the end of January compared with the previous quarter.

The report, financially supported by the Intellectual Property Office, found that almost one in six (18%) of internet users aged 12 and over accessed digital entertainment media using an illegal service.

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