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Peer-to-peer services usage to consume or share digital content in the UK 2012-2018

This statistic illustrates the usage of peer-to-peer content sharing services in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 and 2018, broken down by legality group. Among infringers, 19 percent reported using any peer-to-peer services as of May 2018.

Use of peer-to-peer services to consume or share digital content in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2018, by legality group*

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Sources

Release date

July 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012 to May 2018

Number of respondents

2,142**

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

* Peer-to-peer services include: Bittorrent software, uTorrent, Pirate Bay, Isohunt, Limewire, eDonkey/eMule, Gnutella, KickAssTorrents, Torrentz, and Sopcast.
** Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 8). Base varied by wave: n (W2) = 2,062; n (W3) = 2,206; n (W4) = 2,034; n (W5) = 1,171; n (W6) = 2,284; n (W7) = 2,254.
*** 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 8 published earlier by the source.

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