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Piracy is a 'minority activity', pirates spend more on content, and piracy rates dropped in the UK during 2012
OfCom has published a report on online piracy, which found that the practice is becoming less common and that pirates tend to spend more on legitimate content than non-pirates.

The research, which was not funded by the entertainment industry, was conducted by Kantar Media among 21,474 participants and took place in 2012 across four separate stages. Over that time, the ratio of legal to illegal content fell -- confirming a suspected trend as legal streaming options became more available.

It also confirmed another suspicion -- that a relatively small number of web users are responsible for most piracy. In OfCom's data, just two percent of users conducted three quarters of all piracy. Ofcom described piracy as "a minority activity".

Of those surveyed, 58 percent accessed music, movie or TV content online, while 17 percent accessed illegal content sources. Those who admitted pirating content spent on average £26 every three months on legitimate content, set against an average spend of £16 among non-pirates.
wired  piracy  studies  ofcom  streaming 
september 2013 by jm
Internet access is Britons' top priority
'Britons will choose to cut back on almost anything other than food before economising on electronic communications services. Crucially, we will even cut spending on their mobile phone and TV package before foregoing Internet access'
internet  broadband  uk  ofcom  research  recession  cutbacks  spending  consumer  mobile  tv  linx 
august 2009 by jm

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