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Title: YouGov poll for the Open Rights Group
Author: [YouGov]

Open Rights Group

Year: 2009


Subject/Type: Piracy
Focus: Film, Music
Country/Territory: United Kingdom
Objective: To assess public opinion concerning the disconnection of suspected illegal downloaders.
Sample: 1.967 adults representative of all UK adults (aged 18+)
Methodology: Online interviews

Main Findings

68% of respondents believe that Internet connection restrictions should only be imposed on households accused of illegally downloading copyrighted content (such as films or music) after evidence and the circumstances have been considered by a court. 16% are in favour of automatically applying restrictions once an Internet Service Provider has received a number of accusations.

Disconnection or suspension of home Internet accounts would harm the ability of 73% of those surveyed to use essential commercial services, such as shopping and banking. 42% reported that disconnection would harm their ability to undertake work and education related activities.

[Date Added: Nov 9, 2009 ]