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Title: Growing Threat From Illegal Web Downloads
Author: [Harris Interactive]

British Recorded Music Industry

Year: 2009


Subject/Type: Piracy
Focus: Music
Country/Territory: United Kingdom
Objective: To establish the evolution and the level of online music piracy.
Sample: 3,442 UK respondents aged 16-54
Methodology: Online survey

Main Findings

Nearly 30% of respondents state that they are downloading or file-sharing music on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks or from other web sources. While the level of illegal P2P file-sharing remains steady during 2009, the usage of other web-based methods of downloading music illegally is on the increase, in particular overseas unlicensed MP3 pay sites, newsgroups and MP3 search engines. When questioned on their future plans, current users of unauthorized services report that they intend to increase their illegal activities in the coming six months.

[Date Added: Mar 11, 2010 ]