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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.

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

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Release date

July 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012 to May 2015

Number of respondents


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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