Most Users Object To Video Piracy, One-Third Watch Pirated Content

While video piracy is still illegal, according to a majority of of U.S. consumers, a significant minority also say they watch pirated content.

A new survey says 74% of U.S. consumers believe producing or sharing pirated video content is illegal -- and 69% of those respondents think streaming or downloading pirated content is illegal.

But research also said nearly one-third (32%) of respondents said they watch pirated content. When consumers were told that pirated video content can result in studios losing money, 39% of consumers said this knowledge had no effect on the amount of illegal content they watch.

Only 19% of respondents said the financial damage caused by piracy would stop them from watching pirated content altogether.

Other results reveal that 24% of consumers are most interested in pirated TV series. An additional 24% are most interested in pirated movies that are currently showing in theaters.

Research was conducted online from December 29, 2016 to January 3, 2017 by YouGov, with a total sample size was 1,190 U.S. adults (aged 18 years and older.

The survey was produced by YouGov for digital security platform Irdeto.



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