The cantankerous online pirates are still at large, with 22% of of all consumed content online in a year having been obtained illegally, according to new info from Ofcom.
1.5 billion files were downloaded illegally in the country last year, with 35% of all films watched online being pirated. Pirated music meanwhile accounted for 22% of all music downloads, says the report.
But it's also worth pointing out that just 2% of internet users made up three quarters of online piracy over the year, meaning the section of perpetrators remains highly concentrated.
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Interestingly, the report also added that pirates paid out more (on average £26) for legal downloads than those people who avoided illegal content altogether (who spent on average £16)
What shall we do with the serial downloader?
Ofcom also notes that just a quarter of people who consumed the most pirated content would actually stop if they believed they would be dealt a lawsuit.
It pointed out that the figures mean that no isolated enforcement solution will likely answer the problems with online copyright.
Instead it suggested a "complementary mix of measures including better lawful alternatives, more education about copyright matters, and targeted enforcement".