432 million Internet users sought pirated content in January, finds NetNames analysis

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  1. SweX

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    Take with a huge pinch of salt.

    Not independent research.
    Combines different sources of data (which could have differing data collection methods, makes assumptions on what is considered pirated and infringing without consideration for local laws (e.g. in UK downloading anything for personal use is never Piracy).

    Cheers, Nick.
     
  3. Brandonn2010

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    It wouldn't surprise me. Isn't 90% of all software installed pirated? Or just music? I'm one of those people (saps?) who actually pays for all my music, programs, etc.
     
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24055245

    "2% of UK internet users accounted for almost three-quarters"...
    "Pirates were prolific consumers of legal digital content, on average spending £26 every three months compared with £16 spent by non-infringers."


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21856720

    "Music sales are not affected by web piracy, study finds"
     
  5. Noob

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    I always try to buy when i can . . .
    When i cant, i look for alternatives (Free/Open Source). :D
     
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    @Noob
    I knew you couldn't be a bad person Noob.:D
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Only 432 million? How about 4 billion?
    Boring corporate reports.
    Mrk
     
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    Hahahahaha stop trolling me. :D
    I admit i've downloaded pirated software . . . games. Specially when i was younger and liked to play games a LOT more than i do now.

    Now i always play free games or wait for discounts. I've bought at least 5 games this year. The most expensive being Dead Space 3 Limited Edition (Bought it at launch week), love the game but i hate that the Multiplayer because theres rarely anyone playing *Sad*.
     
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    Can't help myself.:D

    Well what do you know you were not always a good person.:argh::D

    On a serious note, I think paying for games and software is good for people behind the scenes working so hard. I would be sad and disappointed if I had been a developer and had worked hours to make a software only to see it getting pirated and I don't get a dime. Good going Noob:thumb:
     
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    Is it legal to download music, and movies in the UK without paying for them? How about uploading them? I thought the UK had laws similar to the United States when it came to Intellectual Property Rights.
     
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    Piracy is defined as a commercial activity in the UK, if you never profit from uploading or download, you can never be a Pirate.

    In general terms (and there could be exceptions): Copyright covers both distribution and downloading on the internet in the UK, but it is the person distributing that has the responsibility for ensuring copyright compliance, not the recipient. As it is a civil contract issue, there would have to be proof that a contract was made and terms breached.
     
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    They way I take all of these stories. If they would start by treating these users like potential sales opportunities instead of criminals it might go better for them. o_O
     
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    You're right there.
     
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