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Title: 2009 Digital Entertainment Survey
Author: [Entertainment Media Research]


Year: 2009


Subject/Type: Piracy
Focus: Film, Music, Software, Video Games
Country/Territory: United Kingdom
Objective: To obtain a comprehensive snapshot of digital entertainment consumption in the UK today, and to investigate the behaviour, trends, preferences and attitudes across all forms of entertainment activity.
Sample: 1.512 UK consumers aged 15-54
Methodology: Large-scale online survey

Main Findings

Only 33% of respondents who admitted to unlawful filesharing would stop doing so if they received a “cease and desist warning letter” from their Internet Service Provider (ISP). In 2008, 70% of respondents had agreed that such a letter would be effective to stop them filesharing.

By contrast, the introduction of a graduated response anti-piracy model where the ultimate sanction for illegal filesharing is the withdrawal of Internet access would be effective in 80% of cases.

[Date Added: Jul 27, 2009 ]