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One In Five Brits Is A Copyright Pirate

Britain remains a hotbed of illegal file-sharing, with one in five Internet users downloading movies and music without paying, according to a report from the government’s Intellectual Property Office. The figures show that demand for legal services such as Spotify and Netflix has risen by more than 10 per cent in the past two years and that the use of online entertainment is up 6 percent. However, an estimated 7.8 million Britons over the age of 12 downloaded at least one piece of illegal content between March and May this year.

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