Ofcom has today published the final findings of a year-long study into how and why internet users access music, films, TV programmes, software, books and video games online – both legally and illegally. The fourth wave of the Online Copyright Infringement Tracker shows results for the period March – May 2013.
The High Volume Infringers Analysis Report considered the behaviour of the most active copyright infringers over the period May 2012 – May 2013. This report’s findings include:
- Over the year, 17% of internet users infringed copyright online;
- 2% of internet users were responsible for 74% all online copyright infringement;
- However, infringers also accounted for 32% by volume, and 40% by spend, of legally consumed digital content, spending more on average than non-infringers on both digital and physical content.