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8 percent of consumers admit to downloading unauthorized video content

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jun 2009 2:22 User comments (10)

8 percent of consumers admit to downloading unauthorized video content According to a new study performed by Futuresource Consulting, 8 percent of consumers from the UK, France, Germany, and the US admitted to downloading video content such as movies by unauthorized means, usually from file sharing sites and networks.
The study, entitled ‘Living With Digital: Consumer Insights into Entertainment Consumption', "used a representative sample in each country and provided respondents with a list of legal and illegitimate download sites from which to select."

France topped the list, with 25 percent of survey takers admitting they pirated video content. The survey took about 625 consumers from each nation.

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10 user comments

128.6.2009 2:50

I liked the internet better in 1994 before all of these judicial/record executive types got wind that the "net was cool".

228.6.2009 5:26

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...provided respondents with a list of legal and illegitimate download sites from which to select."
only 4% before they told people where to get free content from :D

328.6.2009 5:33

so what will they do if 75% say that we get movies and stuff from illegal sites? Are they going to fine us all and put us in jail. They wonder why our economy is in finanial debt. They keep fining us for having other ways to get music, movies etc.....

428.6.2009 10:51

Thats 8% that admitted to it.

528.6.2009 14:13

Originally posted by Ragnarok8:
Thats 8% that admitted to it.
the remaining 92% are waiting for seeders

628.6.2009 21:52

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According to a new study performed by Futuresource Consulting, 8 percent of consumers from the UK, France, Germany, and the US admitted to downloading video content such as movies by unauthorized means, usually from file sharing sites and networks.
I find it amazing at how many people think that downloading a .torrent or Rapidshare file is "unauthorized" but watching it from an illegal streaming site like Moviex.com or any of the countless other streaming sites is perfectly legal and OK.

I hear: "I'm not downloading or sharing it. I'm just watching it, and that's ok."

728.6.2009 22:02

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Originally posted by Ragnarok8:
Thats 8% that admitted to it.
the remaining 92% are waiting for seeders
That's Funny!

828.6.2009 23:43

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Ragnarok8:
Thats 8% that admitted to it.
the remaining 92% are waiting for seeders
That's Funny!

and also backwards.

8% of Consumers admit to illegally downloading; 92% didn't download.

What would be interesting is what percentage of downloaders are also/the amount of their consumeristic behaviors.

I used to download, but I also purchased, too.
The more I download the better idea I have of watch to buy; and the more I purchased.

Originally posted by ThePastor:
I hear: "I'm not downloading or sharing it. I'm just watching it, and that's ok."
I think that there is some 24 hour period that one is "allowed".
I think that they do that so you can only upload for 24 hours. Some people will download a torrent but not "complete it" to 100% by neglecting to let a non-necessary file download completely, like the trailer so that they don't have the entire material.

I don't know the details,but it doesn't bother me enough to research it :)

92.7.2009 3:36

8% is only what this study has surveyed and found out about. This is not going to solve the issue and this is a worldwide pandemic that is kinda unstoppable all i like doing is just reading this cause it does not show a cure for the problem only a band aid solution.

103.7.2009 9:03

Thery're working on a solution. ISPs are monitoring user bandwidth. They'll turn in users who download and torrent. Mpaa will have a witchhunt. And by purchasing/renting their movies and subscribing to premium movie channels you are financing them. Just increased my monthly cost at Netflix to 1 cd unlimited and now can watch unlimited streaming movies and Starzplay and the main Starz channel included. For $10US a month. Cable, dish can't touch that. And at 768m download speed the video is acceptable. C*mcast cable goes out a couple times a day for several minutes. Dish quits during thunderstorms. (asked installer to peak dish's aim. He said it was aimed well enough.)

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