Despite the fact that, thanks to streaming services
, it has never been cheaper and more convenient to listen to music, music piracy
is still prevalent across the world’s largest music markets. According to IFPI’s latest Music Consumer Insight Report
, 38 percent of global consumers listen to music in copyright infringing ways.
While P2P sharing of pirated music is no longer as big of a problem as it once was, the practice of “stream-ripping”, i.e. the illegal download of streamed content in order to make it available offline, is widespread. 32 percent of consumers admit to downloading music this way, making it the most common form of copyright infringement in music these days.