One in ten consumers download video illegally

20 Jun 09 -

Nearly one in ten consumers across the UK, France, Germany and the US admit to downloading video content illegally, according to research group Futuresource’s Living With Digital: Consumer Insights into Entertainment Consumption report.

The study found that 8% of people downloaded videos illegally. France came top, with 25% of respondents admitting to acquiring content illegally.

Across all the territories, 90% of those who watched streamed or downloaded video content online had never paid for news content or recently-missed TV shows. However, of those who had never paid, over half answered ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ when asked whether they would be willing to pay in the future.