Use of BitTorrent software to consume or share digital content in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2015, by legality group

BitTorrent use to consume digital content in the UK 2012-2015, by legality group This statistic displays the usage of BitTorrent software to consumer or share digital media content in the United Kingdom in 2012 and 2015. As of the final survey wave, ending May 2015, 10 percent of infringer respondents reported having used the software for digital content.
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100% legal (non-infringers)Any illegal (infringers)
August to October 20122%16%
November 2012 to January 20132%14%
March to May 20132%12%
March to May 20151%10%
100% legal (non-infringers)Any illegal (infringers)
August to October 20122%16%
November 2012 to January 20132%14%
March to May 20132%12%
March to May 20151%10%
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This statistic displays the usage of BitTorrent software to consumer or share digital media content in the United Kingdom in 2012 and 2015. As of the final survey wave, ending May 2015, 10 percent of infringer respondents reported having used the software for digital content.
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Release date
July 2015
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
August 2012 to May 2015
Number of respondents
1,171*
Age group
12 years and older
Special properties
those who had downloaded, streamed/accessed or shared any of the six content types in the past three months**
Supplementary notes
* Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 5). Base varied by wave: n (W2) = 2,062; n (W3) = 2,206; n (W4) = 2,034.
** Content types included: music, e-books, video games, computer software, films and tv shows.
Online (CAWI) and face-to-face (CAPI) surveys were used.
Data for waves previous to Wave 5 published earlier by the source.

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