Friday, 27th September 2013
UK: Online Copyright Infringement Tracker
Source: Ofcom (UK)
From the Introduction:
This report details the main findings of the fourth wave of a large-scale consumer tracking study into the extent of online copyright infringement, as well as wider digital behaviours and attitudes, among people aged 12+ in the UK. The study was commissioned by Ofcom, undertaken by Kantar Media and made possible by financial support from the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). It is the fourth in a series of research waves intended to generate benchmarks and time series relevant to the access and use of copyright material online. It also outlines the background to the research and a detailed description of the methodology employed...
Rather than focusing on one industry, the study looks at six main types of online content – music, film, TV programmes, books, video games and computer software – and for each of these assesses levels of infringement. These are then assessed within wider patterns of consumer behaviour and content consumption.
+ Overview and Key Findings (PDF; 1.3 MB)
+ Annex 1 – Individual content types (PDF; 1 MB)
+ Slide Pack (PDF; 2.5 MB)
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