Piracy rising in UK, according to Ofcom report

Tom Pakinkis

Piracy in the UK rose in the three months to the end of January 2013 according to a new Ofcom study, which suggests that almost 400 million music, TV programmes and/or film files were streamed or downloaded illegally in the quarter.

The report said that around 18%, or one in six, of internet users aged 12 and over accessed digital entertainment illegally – up from 16% in Ofcom’s previous quarterly report.

The rise in piracy comes alongside a boost in ...

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