More than 25% of Australia are IP pirates, IPAF says
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 05/06/2012 14:11
More than a quarter of Australians illegally stream or download protected intellectual property and 37 per cent have stolen content now or in the past, the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation said in a new study. They do it because it's free, said 78 per cent of Australians surveyed.
About 27 per cent of the population are currently active streaming or downloading protected content. Ten per cent are "persistent" downloaders who download or stream at least once a week, while 17 per cent are "casual" downloaders who do it monthly or less frequently. Another 10 per cent of the population are not active, but have illegally downloaded the content in the past.
One in 10 Aussies have stopped online piracy
A new survey from the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) has found that 10 per cent of Australians are ceasing their TV and movie copyright infringements.
The online survey was conducted by Newspoll for IPAF, a foundation made up of content owner organisations such as Foxtel and the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA). During April, it surveyed 1654 Australians on their views of online copyright infringement, and found that just 27 per cent of Australians are actively downloading infringing copies of TV shows or films.