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Federal Government report reveals attitudes to online piracy and extent of the problem

23 July 2015

The Federal Department of Communications has published a research report revealing the apparent scope of online copyright infringement among Australian online consumers.

The research, which was conducted in conjunction with the UK Government, indicates that of the more than 2630 Australian respondents surveyed, 26 per cent had downloaded some form of online content illegally in the first quarter of 2015. Of those cases of infringement, the majority of pirated data was spread across four major categories: music, television programmes, movies and video games. When questioned about incentives to stop illegally downloading participants agreed that a reduction in price of legal content and an improvement in its availability would be the major contributing factors in changing their behaviour.

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