One in six UK internet users consume illegal online content

Thursday 12 September 2013 | 17:00 CET | News
Around one in six UK internet users over the age of 12 consumer at least one item of online content illegally in the period March-May 2013, according to a study by Kantar Media for the regulator Ofcom. Around a quarter of these (4%) exclusively consumed illegal content. This is the fourth such report by Kantar on online piracy, and it found no significant change in the level of activity since its previous survey in November-January. Levels of infringement varied significantly by content type; 9 percent consumed at least some music illegally over the three-month period, while 6 percent did so

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