UK online copyright infringement down as people turn to streaming


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The Online Copyright Infringement Tracker, a new research commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), shows a fall in online infringement and steep rise in consumer use of streaming.

The study has shown that over half (52%) of internet users consuming content online now use streaming services, while downloading content is becoming comparatively less popular (39%).

The rise of streaming has coincided with a small but significant drop in online copyright infringement. For the first time, those consuming content from exclusively legal sources has risen to 44%, a 3% increase since the end of 2015.

Further information along with the full text of the report is available here.