Non-P2P Web Piracy On The Rise

Non-P2P Web Piracy On The Rise
Peer-to-peer file-sharing remained level in 2009 in the UK but alternative illegal services such as MP3 pay sites and newsgroups, blogs and forums linking to cyberlockers increased, according to a Harris Interactive survey conducted for UK trade body BPI. The survey, which interviewed more than 3,400 UK respondents during November, found the usage of overseas unlicensed MP3 pay sites and newsgroups over the past six months increased 47 percent and 42 percent, respectively. The use of MP3 search engines increased 28 percent and accessing forum and blog links to cyberlockers was up 18 percent. (12/18)

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