Intellectual property

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Intellectual property In this feature l IP l downloading l copyright infringement look and listen A new survey published by the Intellectual Property office highlights the latest UK trends in online streaming and downloading Source: The Intellectual Property Office. The survey was conducted between March and May 2015 legal l 1 in 5 still access content illegally l 10%+ take-up of legal services since 2013 l 6% increase in online consumption of both legal and illegal content By building a clear picture of online streaming and downloading trends we can work with industry and international partners to tackle the problems of internet piracy, and increase public awareness of the ways people can download and stream legally IntelleCtual ProPerty MInIster Baroness nevIlle-rolfe Copyright infringement actions so far The UK government is taking action to tackle online copyright infringement. So far it has: l Provided 3.1m of funding for Creative Content UKs education campaign to inform people how they can download and stream legally l Provided 5.56m of funding, up to 2017, through the IPO for the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit to tackle copyright infringement l Consulted on proposals to toughen criminal penalties for large-scale commercial copyright infringement l Worked with the European Commission and industry to tackle piracy by finding ways to make more content available to purchase across borders, while protecting and rewarding creativity Credits Published You might also like Images: Bloomua / Shutterstock Tuesday 29 September, 2015 Facing facts September 2015 To share this page, click on in the toolbar MusIC l 15.6 million the number of UK internet users who access music online. Of these,12 million streamed music and 10.5 million downloaded music. 16-24-year-olds were the most active in music downloads l YouTube, Amazon and Spotify were the top platforms used for downloading and streaming, with 54 per cent of all music streaming and downloads accessed via YouTube l 26% users who have accessed content illegally fIlM l 10 million UK internet users who have accessed films online l Netflix, Amazon and YouTube were the top platforms for film downloads and streaming, with Netflix accounting for 44% of all activity l 25% percentage of users who accessed some content illegally tv l 15 million UK internet users who have accessed a TV programme online l BBC iPlayer, YouTube and ITV Player were the top platforms for accessing TV programmes online, with BBC iPlayer accounting for 62% of activity l 21% percentage of users who accessed some content illegally e-Books l 5.6 million UK internet users who accessed or downloaded e-books vIdeo gaMes l 5.2 million UK internet users who accessed or downloaded video games CoMPuter software l 5.5 million UK internet users who accessed or downloaded computer software downloadIng/streaMIng Content l Average quarterly spend on downloading and streaming content ranged from 6.68 for TV programmes to 20.28 for music l The most common reasons given for infringing copyright law were because its free (49%) and convenient (43%) l Respondents said they would be encouraged to stop infringing copyright law if there were cheaper legal services (25%) and if everything was available legally (21%) uk v australIa Illegal downloading by UK consumers is half the rate of that occurring in Australia