Cyberblocker services use to consume or share digital content in the UK 2012-2017

This statistic displays the usage of cyberblocker services to consume or share digital content through the internet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017. As of the most recent survey wave, ending May 2017, 10 percent of infringers reported using cyberblockers in this way.

Use of cyberblocker services to consume or share digital content in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017, by legality group*

non-infringers (no illegal)infringers (any illegal)
March to May 20174%10%
March to May 20163%6%
March to May 20151%9%
March to May 20132%11%
November 2012 to January 20132%12%
August to October 20122%13%
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Sources

Release date

July 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012 to May 2017

Number of respondents

2,254**

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

* Cyberlockers comprises Rapidshare, MediaFire and YouSendit.
** Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 7). 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 6 published earlier by the source.

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