Piracy declining in the UK

Illicit internet filesharing is on the decline in the UK, if new research is to be believed.

Statistics established by research groups Music Ally and The Leading Question suggest that more internet users are turning from torrent files to legal alternatives.

The groups state that, in January, around 17 per cent of consumers were sharing music illegally online, compared to 22 per cent in December 2007.

Young adults in particular were shown to be backing away from illegal downloads. 42 per cent of consumers aged from 14-18 had illicitly consumed music online in December 2007, while that figure stood at 26 per cent thirteen months later.

The full story is over on MCV’s sister site PCR.

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